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Israel Jordan Helicopter Deal: Jordanian Air Force Gets 16 U.S.-Supplied Cobra Helicopters

Israel Jordan Helicopter Deal: Jordanian Air Force Gets 16 U.S.-Supplied Cobra Helicopters

Jordan faced a threat of an invasion by the Islamic State, which is already ruling a large part of Syria and Iraq.Israel has gifted 16 U.S.-supplied Cobra helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force to help the country deal with threat of the Islamic State extremist group, media reports said Thursday. The supply of the Israeli helicopters was approved by the Pentagon, reported Reuters. The 16 Israeli AH-1S Cobra helicopter gunships were retired from operational use in 2013.”These choppers are for border security,” a U.S. official source told Reuters. “Around 16, though some may have been used by the Jordanians for spare parts rather than kept intact,” source said when asked about how many of them given to the kingdom.

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