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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits IAI

Israel is developing missiles that can reach any target in the Middle East, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters Monday during a visit to Israel Aerospace Industries.

Netanyahu was greeted by IAI Chairman of the Board Harel Locker, IAI President and CEO Nimrod Sheffer and other senior officials, who presented the prime minister with ways to both strengthen IAI and benefit the national security of the State of Israel. He also toured an exhibit on technological means and abilities under development at the facility.


“There is an accumulation of very talented minds and people here who are developing the cutting edge of the defense of the State of Israel, from micro-satellites that we will launch into space to missiles, only part of which you see here … Space is a huge sphere that the State of Israel is entering,” Netanyahu said.

“They are developing offensive missiles here that can reach anywhere in the area and any target. This is the offensive power of the State of Israel which is very important for us in all sectors.

“They are developing weapons systems here with special capabilities that no other country has.”

According to Harel Locker, the various projects at IAI and their success are the “realization of the Jewish genius to its fullest.

“IAI knows how to reach anywhere for the benefit of the people of Israel,” Locker said. “Decide and we will go anywhere we like. The sky is the limit.”