Weapons Chief Says Israel Will Be Able to Make All Arms It Needs Within 10 Years
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Weapons Chief Says Israel Will Be Able to Make All Arms It Needs Within 10 Years

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The head of Israel’s weapons development authority forecast today that the nation would be able to produce all of its arms requirements within the next 10 years. Yeshayahu Lavi told the annual meeting of the Israel Engineers Association that by 1979, the defense industry would be employing some 60,000 engineers.

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