First Jet Engine Lab Opens in Israel
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First Jet Engine Lab Opens in Israel

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The Tark-Recu Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the first of its kind in Israel, has been opened at the Haifa Technion. It will be used for research and the training of Israeli scientists and engineers and to increase the self-sufficiency of Israel Aircraft Industries.

Research will be continued on several current projects in coordination with American firms such as the development of dust separators for gas turbine propelled helicopters and the production of expendable jet engines for pilotless drone aircraft.

The new lab is named in memory of the late L. Shirley Tark who was president of the Main State and Devon banks in Chicago and the late Mrs. Ruth Recu, a leading Jewish philanthropist of Chicago. It has been supported by the Chicago and St. Louis chapters of the American Technion Society.

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