IAI is building an assembly line for the Z vehicles to be housed at ELTA’s Land Division in Beersheba and is investing NIS 100 million in the project, according to the company.
The move comes three days after Democratic senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders said during the J Street conference that the administration should consider conditioning aid to Israel.
During a tour of the Haifa rehabilitation division, Defense Minister Benny Gantz identified some urgent issues that will be addressed by the team working to reform the state's rehab facilities.
“Parts of this plan were ready already four months ago,” he said, “but due to the election we weren’t able to bring them forward.”
The agreement amounts to approximately NIS 5.4 billion and includes the establishment and operation of an International Flight Training Center for the Hellenic Air Force.
Comac was blacklisted by the Trump administration earlier this year for allegedly being tied to the Chinese military.
Last year the Defense Ministry made the controversial decision to close cemeteries out of concern of coronavirus, but this year cemeteries will be open - with some restrictions.