"many Western countries, and this includes the U.S. prefer to buy armaments and other defense gear from local companies" So what non-western countries will Israel be selling to? and relocate to the US and fire your local Israeli employees, maybe not yet but they will if the buyer says "local companies only". The truth is if they could they would have them made in China or anywhere else labor is cheap. Is there anything good about the arms industry other than vast profits for a few wealthy people?
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from the article: Israel Aerospace Industries moving production to Mississippi