The German army will equip its Sikorsky CH-53 helicopters with the Israeli Elisra SPS-65(V) integrated airborne self-protection system. A limited number of systems was rushed to Germany and installed on CH-53s which were flown on missions in Bosnia. The German army is now negotiating a deal to purchase the Israeli-developed electronic-warfare system for most of its 100 CH-53s.

Source: Flight International