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Israel Sets New Record with $13.1 Billion in Defense Exports in 2023

Israeli defense industry sees substantial growth with global partnerships.

Israeli defense exports surged to a record $13.1 billion in 2023, according to a government report released on Monday. This remarkable achievement stems from hundreds of contracts signed by various defense firms, marking a significant milestone for the nation's defense sector.

The report detailed that 36% of these exports came from missile, rocket, and air defense systems. Other major contributors included radar and electronic warfare systems, weapon stations, and launchers, each accounting for 11% of the total exports. Crewed aircraft and avionics followed closely, making up 9% of the exports.

Defense exports, which totaled $12.5 billion in 2022, have impressively doubled over the past five years. This growth highlights the increasing global demand for Israeli defense technology and the country's strategic efforts to expand its market presence.

The Defense Ministry emphasized that boosting defense exports has become a central priority. This strategy aims to strengthen security-strategic relations worldwide, penetrate new markets, remove bureaucratic barriers, and reduce regulation to facilitate smoother operations.

"While our industries are primarily focused on providing the defense establishment with the capabilities to support our troops and defend our citizens, they are also continuing to pursue areas of cooperation and exports to international partners," stated Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

This record-breaking export figure underscores the resilience and innovation of Israel's defense industry, showcasing its ability to adapt and thrive amidst global challenges. The ongoing expansion of defense exports not only fortifies Israel's security landscape but also enhances its diplomatic and economic ties with nations around the world.

As Israel continues to advance its defense technologies, the country's commitment to fostering international cooperation and strategic partnerships remains steadfast. This dynamic growth trajectory promises to keep Israel at the forefront of global defense innovation and trade.

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