Originally posted by FrostForests
As much as Israel is indeed, possibility, the most well armed, well trained, well equipped country in the militaristic sense per person/per mile...I
severely doubt that, in all the money that is spent on arms and armament, that they developed something that we want.
I think it's more a case of showboating. Showboating something we sold them 15 years ago, and pretending to play a game of oohs and ahhs over it.
I think it's safe to say that 90% of Israeli military tools are in fact US military tools.
Why do people blather on about things they know nothing about? Really, no one much wants to hear anyone's uninformed wild guesses about things (this
is the worst part of ATS).
I worked for an Israeli company for ten years. I have been there many times. I also consulted for a major multinational about how to leverage the
Israeli market. In our visit there we toured over 25 Israeli companies, from the most interesting start-ups to their main defense company.
Israel per capita is the highest concentration of engineers with some 135 per 10,000 people. The U.S. by contrast has only 85 per 10,000. It is also
one of the most educated countries per capita;. the U.S. pales in comparison. The entire country of Israel has less than 6 million people but it is
like one giant Silicon Valley. Much of the world's new technology in the areas of alternative energy and "clean tech," medical devices, wireless
and optics (from telecom, radar, lasers, etc.) come out of Israel before being bought up by larger American companies. Israel is not called "start up
nation" for nothing.
In terms of defense, they have been working on the fastest and most advanced target acquisition technology because this stuff is far more important to
them than to the U.S. Israel literally has seconds to detect and destroy incoming ordinance before it hits; the U.S. has many minutes to do the same.
If you want expert systems to rapidly detect incoming missiles and respond to them, there is only one place where you'd need to go. Of course these
are among the IDF's most closely guarded secrets too. I once sat in a room with manufacturing leaders from their largest defense contractors. These
were true "defense," as their tech was focused on target acquisition. It was a very interesting meeting and covered these technologies, at least to
the extent they were willing to discuss. They would say things like, "just say, for example, we have systems that can detect in less than a
In any event, please, really stop from an assumption of the U.S. being better. It is very rarely true anymore than the U.S. is better than anyone at
anything and anyway, big American companies have NO nationality, but are globalists, and only use nationalism to trick its customers (American people)
into thinking it is America first. The only thing that keeps companies like Lockheed Martin from selling its most advanced and lethal systems to
Russia, China, North Korea, etc. is federal government regulation. Profit has no flag.