Israel and US conclude multibillion-dollar arms deal

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Israel says it has reached an agreement with the US on a multibillion-dollar arms deal. It signed an agreement with the US government to buy 12 Lockheed Martin CH-53K helicopters and two Boeing KC-46 refuelling aircraft, the Defence Ministry said on Friday. The total value is estimated at around 3 billion dollars, it said. The first helicopters are expected to be delivered in 2026. Israel had recently asked the US to speed up the delivery of refuelling aircraft, according to a report in the New York Times. These could be crucial for an attack on the nuclear facilities of Israel’s arch-enemy Ir…

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