TEL AVIV—The Israeli Defense Ministry has issued a price and availability request to the U.S. Navy’s international programs office for the acquisition of the Boeing V-22 aircraft. This step in the long-delayed acquisition of the tiltrotor was finally taken after Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), decided that it has an operational need for 12 to 14 V-22s. The acquisition decision had been delayed because of conflicting reports made by the ...


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