Epicos Industry Development Project in Israel
The Israeli Defence Industry was established during the early 1920s, but the catalytic event that triggered its modernization was indisputably the 1967 Six-Day War. Today the Israeli Defence Industry is one of the most important defence industries globally and is widely recognized as one of the leading industries in developing military technology. Currently, there are a significant number of defence firms in Israel, which are activated in a wide range of the Aerospace and Defence industry. Additionally, the industry employs several thousand people, all of whom share a high level of professionalism, consisting with their quality one of the most important advantages of the national Aerospace and Defence industry.
Israel's defense industry has a significant impact on the civilian industry in a number of ways. First of all it is an important "greenhouse" for industrial leaders who have a thorough knowledge of global markets and exceptional abilities in managing complex projects. Furthermore, civilian industry is strongly beneficiated by the technological spin-offs of the defence industry. The main technology spin-offs are involved in medical equipment, commercial satellites, internet and commercial communications and finally microwave technologies.
The largest entities of Israeli Defence Industry are the government-owned IAI (Israel's Aerospace Industries), IMI (Israel's Military Industries), Rafael Arms Development Authority and the private firm Elbit Systems all of which produce a wide range of state-of-the-art combat-ready solutions. Additionally, Israeli companies in order to provide its clients with optimal defence solutions partner with other leading defence companies worldwide formulating strategic alliances.
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The article originally appeared in the newsletter of Epicos.com – The Portal for Aerospace & Defence Professionals. Its appears herein with their kind permission.