Halutz defends decision to stop fire-fighting by Air Force

December 6, 2010 15:59

Former IDF chief of general staff Dan Halutz told Israel Radio on Monday that in his time as head of the IDF, the Air Force had presented plans for the use of its helicopters as alternative fire-fighting tools, but the plan never came to be.

Halutz defended his decision to stop the use of Air Force helicopters for fire fighting because the task put the helicopters at risk and said they wouldn't have been able to fulfill the assignment.

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