Israel is a leading arms exporter

NY Post:

Why Israel has the most technologically advanced military on Earth


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First, despite Israel’s small size, about 4.5 percent of its GDP is spent on research and development, almost twice the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development average. Of that amount, about 30 percent goes to products of a military nature. By comparison, only 2 percent of German R&D and 17 percent of the US R&D is for the military.

Another major contribution is the culture of innovation and creativity in Israel. Israelis are more willing to take risks than other nations. They get this from their compulsory military service during which they are tasked, at a young age, to carry out missions often with deadly consequences.

While Israeli 19-year-olds embark on operations behind enemy lines, their Western counterparts can be found in the safety of their college dormitories.

Lastly, Israel has been in a perpetual state of conflict since its inception, fighting a war almost every decade. This reality, of having your back up against the wall, sharpens the mind. It forces Israelis to be creative and come up with innovative ways and weapons to survive.
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There is much more.

This explains why Israel has been able to resist the overwhelming odds against it from the beginning of its modern history.   They are the largest exporter of drones and responsible for numerous other technical innovations.  The ubiquitous thumb drive is an Israeli invention and they are also technically proficient in cyber warfare and repelling it.

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