Ya'alon test flies US Osprey, possibly to be sold to Israel

June 15, 2013 07:14


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Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Friday took a test flight on board a V-22 Osprey aircraft during a visit to Washington, AFP reported.

Ya'alon reportedly arrived to the Pentagon on the aircraft Friday for talks with with his US counterpart Chuck Hagel, during which the two discussed the Iranian presidential elections and the conflict in Syria.

The US has offered Israel the V-22 Osprey helicopter-plane aircraft as part of an arms deal along with advanced missiles, radar and refueling tankers.

Israel would be the first foreign country to purchase the Osprey, if the deal is enacted.

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