Israeli-Made Armor Saves U.S. Soldiers' Lives

(Ynet News) Itamar Eichner - U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said Wednesday: "I just recently visited Kibbutz Sasa, the home of [the] Plasan [armor factory]. "Plasan met the call to help protect American soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan when they were able to surge the production of up-armor kits for Humvees and for mine-resistant vehicles. These armor kits were critical in saving the lives of thousands of U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen when they faced the threat of IEDs and RPG attacks." During his visit, the ambassador reviewed many thank-you letters sent to Plasan officials by American parents who said it was thanks to the Israeli armor that their sons' lives were saved. "Israel is a strategic asset and partner to the United States. What makes us allies is the unique combination of common values and common interests. We don't have any better partner in the Middle East, a strategically critical and unstable part of the world," Shapiro said.

2012-02-03 00:00:00

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