The F-22 Raptor was used to shoot down a balloon that made its way across the continental United States from China.
Israel has purchased 12 of the new helicopters to replace its aging Yasur helicopter fleet.
Countries like Israel and other American partners, whether Japan or countries in the Gulf, all will want a new generation of helicopters.
The Ukrainian battlefield shows how key Israeli tech is to the air defenses nations want, especially as defense from the threat of Iranian drones.
IRON BEAM is a 100kW-class HELWS, expected to be the first-ever operational system for ground-based air defense against threats including rockets, mortars and UAVs.
The fighter jets will join the 140 Squadron (Golden Eagle) and begin taking part in operational activities in the coming weeks.
An investigation that gathered steam in mid-August found that an alloy in the engine's lubricant pump did not comply with US procurement laws that bar unauthorized Chinese content.
The deal is a starting point for finalizing pricing which would likely not be locked in for several weeks if not months, making the ultimate value of the deal and each jet still uncertain.
The 114th and 118th Squadrons will be merged ahead of the arrival of the helicopters in 2026.
The aerospace company has established seven science kindergartens across Israel since the MadaKids project launched in 2015.