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Friday, July 24, 2015

Israel Gave Jordan 16 Cobra Attack Helicopters to Help War Against ISIS

IAF AH-1 Cobra Tzefa (Viper)An American source revealed on Thursday that Israel had transferred to Jordan 16 Cobra attack helicopters the IDF had retired from service, to help the Hashamite Kingdom, which is considered ISIS’ next target, repel the extremists’ attacks, Reuters reported.

The transfer was made last year and was approved by Washington, which paid for the repair and upgrading of the Vietnam era helicopters. They were integrated into the existing fleet of Cobras of the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

Israel retired its fleet of about 33 AH-1 Cobras in late 2013 due to budget cuts, and their role was taken up by two squadrons of Israeli AH-64 Apache helicopters.

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