Israel Conducts Defense Research For U.S.

  • Middle East Newsline
  • February 02, 2009
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel's leading university has been quietly conducting
defense research for the United States.
Israel's Tel Aviv University has been overseeing a range of research
projects for both the militaries in Israel and the United States.
Administrators said the university has been conducting nine projects funded
by the U.S. Defense Department.
"Military research and development in Israel would not exist without the
universities," said TAU Security Studies Program director Yitzhak
Ben-Yisrael, also a subcommittee chairman in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and
Defense Committee. "They carry out all the basic scientific investigation,
which is then developed either by defense industries or the army."
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