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    • Scott L. Havsy
    • 15.08.10 | 20:46 (IDT)

    Israael's shortcoming is they do not build airplane engines for their military aircraft. The weapn systems they produce are on par with anything the US produces. In fact, the US has stopped agreements on AWAC's and tanks the defense establishment produces in Israel as it would outcompete with the US establishment. If the US would let Israel compete with no strings attached Israel could earn lots of bucks and design their own engine systems. Remember, they have the Jericho III which can put a sattelite in orbit... So in the end, US support enables the US's defense establishment to survive. It's all about money

    from the article: Israel to purchase 20 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets
    First published 15:40 15.08.10 | Last updated 17:55 15.08.10
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