Iraq War Spurs Demand for Israeli Protective Gear

(Globes) Ran Dagoni - Following the guerrilla attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, U.S. Army demand for Israeli-made Rafael protective armor has surged, according to Rafael USA president Yigal Ben-Hanan. The Army is also greatly interested in helicopter air cushions, similar to car airbags, designed to prevent injury to the crew in a crash. If the helicopter suddenly loses altitude, sensors activate the air cushions one meter above the ground to absorb most of the shock of the crash.

2003-10-17 00:00:00

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