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Israeli Air Force showed interest in the CH-53K helicopter

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A prospective foreign customer has been found for a promising US Marine Corps helicopter. According to the portal defencetalk.com, the company Lockheed Martin held the first demonstration of the helicopter CH-53K for the armed forces of Israel.


The CH-53K King Stallion helicopter is a continuation of the CH-53 lineup, which has been produced since 1964. The new modification is the largest in the “Stallions” family (from the English stallion - stallion), to date, four pre-production prototypes of the CH-53K have been assembled, which have passed a series of tests and were transferred to the US Marine Corps.

Israeli Air Force showed interest in the CH-53K helicopter


The Israeli Air Force has repeatedly shown interest in the new model in the CH-53 heavy helicopter lineup and even canceled the planned purchase of Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey converters. Brigadier General of the Israel Defense Forces Nir Ning-Nun made an 90-minute flight on the new “Stallion”, during which representatives of Lockheed Martin showed the key capabilities of the new helicopter.

CH-53K King Stallion is a heavy transport helicopter with a maximum take-off weight of about 40 tons. The machine can carry over 12 tons of cargo on an external sling, and its cargo hold can accommodate up to 55 passengers. The crew of the helicopter is from two to five people - in addition to the two pilots, it can include three shooters that provide all-round protection.

The maximum flight range of the CH-53K is 840 km, the speed is 315 km / h. The helicopter is equipped with active and passive protection systems - in particular, the armored hull protects the crew and passengers from small-arms fire weapons, and active protection systems can protect the machine from damage by missiles. In total for the American marines are planning to buy about two hundred of these machines. transmits "Warspot"
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  1. HEATHER
    HEATHER 22 November 2017 16: 11 New
    +7
    Gorgeous car. Though and adversary. She is not to blame. It looks scary, but in fact a good thing. Sikorsky, Jumat it ...
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 22 November 2017 16: 39 New
      +5
      Israeli Air Force showed interest in the CH-53K helicopter
      That's right. US money? Must buy state. How to say that we buy shit? They won’t understand in kneset. Because "sing swallow, sing!"
      IN The US Marine Corps received one of the most powerful and expensive helicopters in the world.The cost of the first sample CH-53K King Stallion was about $ 122 million, which makes it the most expensive military helicopter in the world (in its class). Initially, the cost of the machine was estimated at $ 100 million, but due to cost overruns in the development and testing of its final price increased by 22%. At the same time, the manufacturer states that during serial production, which they plan to start in 2019, the cost of the helicopter will be reduced to $ 89 million.
      the cost of the CH-53K King Stallion is comparable to the latest fifth-generation fighter F-35B
      God help you, buddy.
      1. omit
        omit 22 November 2017 18: 35 New
        +3
        Mavrikiy
        "The cost of the CH-53K King Stallion is comparable to the latest fifth-generation fighter F-35BE
        A helicopter, in general, is much more complicated than an airplane - therefore, the price is high.
        1. just exp
          just exp 22 November 2017 19: 38 New
          +3
          in general, the most expensive thing is electronics, and there can never be a pinwheel electronics more expensive than MFIs (AFAR, etc.), and an airplane engine is still more complicated and more expensive than a pinwheel.
        2. APASUS
          APASUS 22 November 2017 20: 22 New
          +2
          Quote: omit
          A helicopter, in general, is much more complicated than an airplane - therefore, the price is high.

          Your comparison is not entirely correct.
          And this purchase is likely to be made through the Allied Technical Support Fund
          (as it is called) In this fund, option discounts can reach up to 70% of the market value. You just need to watch how this contract is signed
          1. omit
            omit 24 November 2017 11: 44 New
            0
            APASUS Your comparison is not entirely correct.
            http://www.novate.ru/blogs/190914/27755/
            http://eurasian-defence.ru/?q=node/148
            http://paralay.iboards.ru/viewtopic.php?f=19&
            t = 1203
    2. Maz
      Maz 22 November 2017 18: 11 New
      +3
      Well, vampires need to fly on something laughing
      1. System
        System 22 November 2017 20: 18 New
        0
        Quote: Maz
        Well, vampires need to fly on something laughing

        laughing Yes, they love to fly with style.! That's just nowhere ..
        Soared. shot and immediately landing .. Funny!
    3. sabakina
      sabakina 22 November 2017 20: 09 New
      +3
      Dimych, hi , I do not understand, our Mi-26 is no longer in trend?
  2. Ankipelgygyrgyn
    Ankipelgygyrgyn 22 November 2017 16: 11 New
    +1
    Why not find and order Nasharu ...
  3. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 22 November 2017 16: 12 New
    +5
    Do you want not to, but the old man CH-53 needs to be changed. He has already exhausted all reserves for modernization. After the last, although it is planned to be in service until 2030, this is the limit of what can be squeezed out of it.
    1. HEATHER
      HEATHER 22 November 2017 16: 40 New
      +5
      Aron! drinks Beautiful and reliable car. The potential for modernization, if the Americans want, they will make this candy with candy. Excellent pimpochka.
  4. Kurare
    Kurare 22 November 2017 16: 12 New
    +5
    The cost of one car, excluding R&D, $ 87 million!
    Is Israel pulling such a purchase? Or will part be paid by the USA from the aid fund?
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 22 November 2017 16: 18 New
      +7
      Quote: Kurare
      The cost of one car, excluding R&D, $ 87 million!
      Is Israel pulling such a purchase? Or will part be paid by the USA from the aid fund?

      First, take an interest in what the Israeli economy is like.
      And secondly, it is possible that the payment will really come at the expense of American military assistance, especially since it can only be spent in the American military-industrial complex.
      1. Kurare
        Kurare 22 November 2017 16: 27 New
        +5
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        First, take an interest in what the Israeli economy is like.

        I roughly imagine. But what you wanted to say to me with this offer is not clear.
        1. Aviator_
          Aviator_ 22 November 2017 19: 53 New
          +3
          Yes, everything is clear: what the Americans give and pay, then the Jews and buy. This is profitable!
        2. MadCat
          MadCat 23 November 2017 07: 37 New
          +4
          Quote: Kurare
          I roughly imagine. But what you wanted to say to me with this offer is not clear.

          Israel has only a quarter surplus to the budget of 2 billion dollars, you are not very interested. laughing
      2. starogil
        starogil 22 November 2017 18: 19 New
        +1
        American cash assistance to Israel (4,4% of Israel's annual state budget).
        1. A. Privalov
          A. Privalov 23 November 2017 14: 44 New
          0
          Quote: starogil
          American cash assistance to Israel (4,4% of Israel's annual state budget).

          This data is five to six years ago. Today, this is about 2,5% of the annual budget, or 1% of GDP - as you like. hi
  5. Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 22 November 2017 16: 18 New
    +1
    840 km good range. From the Saudis to the Kurds, from there to Iran))))
    1. System
      System 22 November 2017 20: 22 New
      0
      Quote: Krasnodar
      840 km good range. From the Saudis to the Kurds, from there to Iran))))

      And if they have time in Krasnodar ..?
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 22 November 2017 22: 18 New
        +4
        Quote: Sistema
        Quote: Krasnodar
        840 km good range. From the Saudis to the Kurds, from there to Iran))))

        And if they have time in Krasnodar ..?

        No, to Krasnodar by scheduled Ural Airlines :))))
  6. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 22 November 2017 16: 31 New
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    The old CH-53 did well. They are called Yasur. One such bird in 1969 year from Egypt, the P-12 "Yenisei" early warning locator took it from under the nose of the attendants. Operation "Rooster 53". Now, in our museum stands.
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 22 November 2017 20: 14 New
      +3
      It is a pity that not ours were there then. They would nibble your feathers on your cock!
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 22 November 2017 20: 52 New
        +8
        Quote: sabakina
        It is a pity that not ours were there then. They would nibble your feathers on your cock!

        With them, Vyacheslav, the matter was even more interesting. In order to prove that the Soviet radars in Egypt could not cope with their duties, the Israelis had to pour two cans of white paint on the shaving head on the servants of the P-12 Yenisei early warning locator. And what do you think? Nobody believed the guys. We decided that they went over the anise araka and overturned the paint themselves.
  7. Holoy
    Holoy 22 November 2017 16: 46 New
    +2
    Israel pays great attention to the development of tactical assault, and therefore they pay attention to such a technique ...
    1. WUA 518
      WUA 518 22 November 2017 17: 03 New
      +4
      Quote: Holoy
      therefore they pay attention to a similar technique ...

      According to the memoirs of Rami Shalev (in 1969, he served in the army in the technical intelligence department of the Israeli Air Force and was part of the decoding team for satellite images), he found radar in satellite images of the southern part of the Suez Canal. By the way, the helicopter crew was also lucky, they also had knocked out all the hydraulics and at an extremely low altitude reached the Israeli side of the Suez Canal by a miracle.
      1. Holoy
        Holoy 22 November 2017 17: 11 New
        +1
        What can’t you say about the Yankees ... Helicopters dream of US special forces in their nightmares ... there are only accidents ...
        1. ZVO
          ZVO 22 November 2017 18: 21 New
          +1
          Quote: Holoy
          What can’t you say about the Yankees ... Helicopters dream of US special forces in their nightmares ... there are only accidents ...


          If our helicopter pilots had so many flight hours, there would be no less accidents ...
          simple theory of large numbers
          If you do not fly, you have no accidents.
          1. sabakina
            sabakina 22 November 2017 20: 16 New
            +3
            And if you do not live, then you will not die.
            1. Svarog51
              Svarog51 22 November 2017 21: 47 New
              +6
              Glory hi Is this song you are quoting? wink
              good
  8. Topotun
    Topotun 22 November 2017 17: 31 New
    +4
    Well, it’s Israel’s right to decide what to fly on. What is worth discussing in this news? CH53 is a normal car. Completely finished. What is expensive, well, the Americans will throw it there. What is the discussion here?
  9. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 22 November 2017 17: 49 New
    +4
    Quote: Holoy
    What can’t you say about the Yankees ... Helicopters dream of US special forces in their nightmares ... there are only accidents ...

    Everyone has their own tragedies.

    04.02.1997. Two Yasur transport helicopters collided with each other on the road to Lebanon. 73 soldier and officer were killed.
    31.03.1996. During exercises in the Dead Sea, the Yasur helicopter crashed into a mountainside. 7 passengers and crew died.
    10.05.1977. During an IDF landing exercise in the Judean desert, the Yasur helicopter crashed into rock in 6 kilometers north of Jericho and crashed. 44 paratroopers and 10 crew members were killed.
    19.04.1974. Two Yasur collided at the Mahanaim airfield. 8 passengers and crew died.
    18.07.1971. The Yasur helicopter, returning from operations on the Sinai Peninsula, crashed into the sea a hundred meters from the coast. 10 military personnel killed in tragedy


  10. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 22 November 2017 18: 03 New
    +5
    Quote: Kurare
    Quote: Aron Zaavi
    First, take an interest in what the Israeli economy is like.

    I roughly imagine. But what you wanted to say to me with this offer is not clear.

    Enough money from your budget.
  11. Eurodav
    Eurodav 22 November 2017 21: 41 New
    0
    Here, damn it, the news! The Sionans loved their own kind! What is the news and the catch! Yes, if this rotorcraft was the worst in the world, all the curly-haired people would shout about victory (over reason)! and selling them, sony dream ...
  12. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 22 November 2017 22: 00 New
    +7
    Quote: Evrodav
    Here, damn it, the news! The Sionans loved their own kind! What is the news and the catch! Yes, if this rotorcraft was the worst in the world, all the curly-haired people would shout about victory (over reason)! and selling them, sony dream ...

    You are a poor person. fool
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 22 November 2017 23: 56 New
      +7
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Quote: Evrodav
      Here, damn it, the news! The Sionans loved their own kind! What is the news and the catch! Yes, if this rotorcraft was the worst in the world, all the curly-haired people would shout about victory (over reason)! and selling them, sony dream ...

      You are a poor person. fool

      And you thought that because of great happiness in his life he writes such dregs? )))