Monday, November 2, 2015

US said to have approved sale to Israel of Ospreys, capable of reaching Iran

Israel is said to have finalized its “shopping list” of desired US military material as part of a new long-term agreement for US defense assistance to Israel to maintain its qualitative edge in the region. On the list, and reportedly approved in principle by the US, is an Israeli request for V-22 Ospreys, planes which are believed capable of reaching Iran and which Israel reportedly sought from the US in 2012 — and was refused — when contemplating a strike on Iran’s Fordow enrichment facility.