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Israel hits $7.2 Billion In Arms Exports

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    Israel hits $7.2 Billion In Arms Exports.

    Israel's defense industry racked an unprecedented $7.2 billion in exports in 2010, up on the $6.9 billion achieved in 2009.

    That put the Jewish state among the world's top four arms exporters but declining military budgets around the world are likely to reduce sales over the coming years.


    "We recognize the challenges but we're working hard to maintain the level we're currently at and even to increase it," said Reserve Brig. Gen. Shmaya Avieli, head of the Defense Ministry's Foreign Defense Assistance and Defense Export Department.

    The Israelis are hoping to secure big-ticket deals at the Paris Air Show, a major international defense industry showcase next week at the Le Bourget exhibition center.

    Government figures indicate Israeli defense companies sold military hardware worth $9.6 billion in 2010, $2.4 billion of it to Israel's military.

    But meantime, China, once a promising market for Israeli weapons and electronic systems, remains off-limits, largely because of Israel's ally, the United States.

    The Americans blocked the sale of four $250 million Phalcon advanced early warnings aircraft to the People's Liberation Army in 2000, citing U.S. components used in the systems carried by the aircraft. Beijing was furious.

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who sanctioned the Phalcon deal, is currently in Beijing, the first such visit in a decade.

    Israeli officials, however, stressed the policy of no weapons sales to China is still in place.

    In 2005, Israel agreed to upgrade Israeli Aerospace Industries unmanned aerial vehicles sold to Beijing in the 1990s. The United States responded by downgrading Israeli's participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The drone upgrade was scrapped.

    The Americans remain uneasy about Israeli defense links to China, in particular about the Chengdu J-10, China's new air force fighter, which reputedly involves technology from the joint U.S.-Israeli Lavi fighter project of the 1980s.

    The delta-winged Lavi, being developed by IAI, was canceled in 1987 under political pressure from Washington because of soaring costs.

    The Americans, who provide Israel with $3 billion a year in military aid, were also reluctant to fund a project that would compete with Lockheed's F-16 Fighting Falcon, the leading U.S. fighter of the day.

    Arieh Herzog, head of the Israeli Missile Defense Organization, said in May that Israel halted sensitive technology transfers to China in 2005 and created an office to oversee military exports.

    Six years after the Pentagon blocked Israel from advanced military technology over concerns about leaks to China, Washington is once again funding Israeli high-profile air-defense missile systems development.

    These focus mainly on IAI's Arrow high-altitude, long-range interceptor designed to down Iranian ballistic missiles and deployed in 2000, and the Iron Dome, intended to counter short range projectiles, which got its baptism of fire in March and April.

    Iron Dome is being built by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel. The U.S. Congress authorized $205 million to support the Iron Dome program in early 2011.

    India has expressed interest in the Arrow but given extensive funding provided by the United States, such sales might be problematical. In March, The Jerusalem Post reported that the Defense Ministry was discussing possible Iron Dome sales to European NATO states.

    The system will be one of the main attractions in the Israeli pavilion at the Paris Air Show.

    Another Israeli missile defense system, David's Sling, designed to counter medium range rockets and missiles, is currently being developed by Rafael in partnership with the U.S. Raytheon Corp.

    Increasingly, Israel's defense industry is looking to the Third World for exports. Asia and Latin America, where several states' energy-fueled economies are taking off, have become prime targets, particularly since Israel's alliance with Turkey, a major arms market, collapsed in 2009.

    But with defense markets generally shrinking following the global financial meltdown two years ago, and likely to be cut back further as oil prices rise again, the Israelis face growing competition from their key allies, the Americans.

    U.S. arms makers are increasingly looking abroad for sales as the U.S. military budget is reduced.

    U.S. defense contractors are expected to sell hardware worth a record $46.1 billion to foreign buyers in 2011. That's a nearly 50 percent hike from $31.6 billion in 2010 -- much of it to Israel's Arab adversaries.

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    we ngoja Iran walete fyofyoko watachapwa na baada ya hapo hakuna Mwrabu atakayekeneu mdomo Middle East
     
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    Eeh! Kumbe Wairan ni Waarabu, nilikuwa sijui hii kitu.
     
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    A!a!a!a!a!..mkuu kateleza kidogo, X-Paster bana
     
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    X-Paster ,na Waarabu wako hamwezi MJEW!

    Labda andika vilevile Wasaud na other Gulf States walinunua kiasi gani toka USA ,maana tatizo lao sio Mjew,bali Iran na Maayatollah wao,unelected
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    Taifa teule!...........
     
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    Mwiisraeli ni safu mwamba wa dunia hii. Kwa muda wa miaka 60 wamefanya mambo makuu sana nchini mwao.Waliligeuza ardhi yenye ukame na kuwa bonde la kulimia ndizi na matunda.Wa siraha kali sana na ni wagunduzi wa technolojia ya kupambana na ugaidi.Tanzania tulikuwa tunafaidika sana na uhusiano wa kibalozi na Israeli. Tulikuwa tunapata watalii wengi wa kiyahudi kuja ona mbuga zetu. Tulikuwa tunauza mbao na bidhaa za viwandani za mkonge nchini Israel. Tulikubali kupoteza mapesa yote hayo eti kwa sababu Israeli imempiga mwarabu wa Misri na kuvunja uhusiano wa kibalozi ! Je unajua kuwa Cuba ilipeleka majeshi yake 5000 ya vifaru nchini syria mwaka 1967 kukomboa milima ya Golani? Basi huko ndiko walikokutana na kijana Jonathan Netanyahu akiongoza kikosi cha golan briged. Aliwapiga vibaya sana wa Cuba na hakuna hata askari mmoja wa Cuba aliyerudi hai kwao!!!!!!! Watoto wa Yacobo hao au wa Israeli kw ajina la upendo wa mungu kwa wayahudi!
     
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    Nami naona kweli kateleza, maana mpaka sasa ajanyanyuka.
     
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    Eh! Mara hii waarabu washakuwa wangu tena...!

    Hiyo ya kununua toka USA, si uandike tu mkuu, maana mimi bado sijazipata hizo habari mkuu.
     
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    mkuu wa iran ni wa Persian-next time ukumbuke hili-usiwachanganye na waarabu kwa weupe wao
     
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    Hivi jamani what is the single biggest export ya Tanzania na ni kiasi gani? Nitafurahi nikipata jibu
    Is it
    • kahawa or pamba, chai
    • its it gold or Tanzanite
    • magogo, mahindi
     
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    Israel are the best in middle east-hata enemy wake wanajaribu kupata zana zakee

    Spanish Police Seize Israeli Nuclear Capable Helicopters Headed to Iran
    Islamic Jihad Needs Jewish Technology for Jewish Genocide


    This would be funny if it weren't so lethal. The genocidal Jew-hating jihadis need the Jewish brains to ....kill the Jew. Just like Hitler. He, too, needed the Jewish brain to successfully unlock the science behind nuclear fusion and nuclear fission in his attempt to defeat the forces of the good and the righteous.

    Albert Einstein, for one, was "a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. He was forced to flee Europe when it decided to rid itself of its Jews. He remained in Berlin until 1933, when he renounced his citizenship for political reasons and emigrated to America to take the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton*. He became a United States citizen in 1940 and retired from his post in 1945."

    Spanish police seized Israeli made helicopters ready for export to Iran (thanks to Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi )
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    Spanish police seized nine Israeli origin Bell-212 military transport helicopters ready for export to Iran from warehouses in Madrid & Barcelona . In total 8 person including 5 Spanish & 3 Iranians were detained ,which five Spanish are suspected of trying to export the US-made aircrafts to Iran , while the three Iranians are accused of negotiating the purchase of military material . Also spare parts ready for export to Venezuela was found in same premises.

     
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    Well, tukienda kwa details za ethnic groups katika Iran ni kwamba Persian wako 51% the rest ni group nyingine ikiwemo Azeri 24%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 8%, Kurd 7%, Arab 3%, Lur 2%, Baloch 2%, Turkmen 2%, other 1% (2011). So your argument is only right if the dominant ethnic group makes all others neutral or part of the dominant group. So next time ukumbuke hili-usihitimishe bila kuwa na uhakika.
     
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    funny and VERY SAD HOW PROFITS MAKE US TRUE ANIMALS!!! More weapon sales=more profits for the manufacturing companies (read COUNTRIES; major coys in this industry are govt. backed/financed/govt are biggest clients)...WHERE AND HOW ARE THESE WEAPONS GOING TO BE USED??? Count on my word; Deterrence as defined by OUR RULERS(oops LEADERS) = using these weapons to kill innocent people who either think differently vs them or, are in awrong palce at a wrong time-A Somali civilian in Mogadishu caught in a fire fight btw Alishabab and AU P/Keeprs!!!!




     
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    you have the right answer
     
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    With exception...
     
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    just another blood sucker....................
     
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