Israel's security budget may have shrunk, but arms exports will inject it with NIS 6 billion
Unlike other ministries, the Defense Ministry gets to keep for itself revenues from the sale of state assets, from weapons systems and other equipment to land and broadcast frequencies, including joint projects with foreign countries.
In 2013 and 2014, as always, the Defense Ministry will have the biggest of all the ministry budgets, at NIS 58.4 billion and NIS 55.7 billion, respectively. But again, as always, the final figures will almost certainly be billions of shekels higher than those approved by the cabinet and the Knesset.
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