JERUSALEM (Sep. 17)
Israel will soon sell to other countries spare parts for jet trainer planes, after a plant for manufacturing French model Fouga Magister planes begins operations, it is reported in a review of the activities of the Defense Ministry published in the Government Yearbook which will appear here next week.
All parts of the plane will be manufactured in Israel except for a few parts, which are invariably obtained from specialized factories. The report states that the past year saw an improvement in armament purchases by Britain while “France continued the friendly tradition of supplying new planes and providing training facilities.”
The report notes the great spur of expansion which occurred during the past year in the manufacture of armaments and ammunition and the purchase of equipment by the defense forces which now enables the local manufacture of spare parts for planes, tanks and vehicles.”
“Increased armament purchases under official agreements with governments of manufacturing countries also supplied technical know how to manufacture locally entire weapons or spare parts, ” the report states.