From drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield. The Weapon Wizards shows how this tiny nation of eight million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and in the defense industry and become the new prototype of a twenty-first century superpower, not in size, but rather in innovation and efficiency-and as a result of its long war experience. Sitting on the front lines of how wars are fought in the twenty-first century, Israel has developed in its arms trade new weapons and retrofitted old ones so they remain effective, relevant, and deadly on a constantly-changing battlefield. While other countries begin to prepare for these challenges, they are looking to Israel-and specifically its weapons-for guidance. Israel is, in effect, a laboratory for the rest of the world. How did Israel do it? And what are the military and geopolitical implications of these developments? These are some of the key questions Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot address. Drawing on a vast amount of research, and unparalleled access to the Israeli defense establishment, this book is a report directly from the front lines.
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Yaakov Katz (Author)
Yaakov Katz is the editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post and coauthor of Israel vs. Iran: The Shadow War.
Amir Bohbot (Author)
Amir Bohbot is the military editor and senior defense analyst for Walla, Israel's leading news website.