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The weapon wizards : how Israel became a high-tech military superpower / Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot.

Author/creator Katz, Yaakov, 1979- author.
Other author/creatorBohbot, Amir, author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst U.S. edition.
Publication Info New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxi, 288 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Beginning in a bunker -- Creative drones -- Adaptive armor -- Chutzpadik satellites -- Rocket science -- Intelligent machines -- Cyber viruses -- Diplomatic arms -- Armageddon and the future of weapons.
Abstract "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 8 million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and become the new prototype of a 21st 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 21st century, Israel has developed 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2016037567
ISBN9781250088338 hardcover
ISBN125008833X hardcover
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book
Standard identifier# 40026818775

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