Foreign Military Funds
TEL AVIV: Complex export rules make it much easier to sell a high-tech weapons system labeled “Made In The USA” than one marked “Made In Israel.” So it’s significant that last week, the US subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Mississippi-based Stark Aerospace, ceremoniously delivered the first US-built canister for IAI’s Arrow-3 missile defense interceptor. While… Keep reading →
It began in low voices behind closed doors but some days ago the battle for US military aid turned to open war. The first skirmish is being fought over the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) advanced aerial refueling aircraft meant to replace its aging converted Boeing 707s.
After years of subsidizing the Israeli defense industry, the US is now insisting Tel Aviv spend all the military aid it gets from America on American companies. The Israeli government and hundreds of Israeli companies are scrambling to adjust, with one estimate predicting 20,000 layoffs.