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ISRAEL TO DEPLOY ANTI-MISSILE WARNING SYSTEM BY END OF 1996
ISRAEL LINE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1996

  Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai was warmly greeted Tuesday by U.S.
Secretary of Defense William Perry, YEDIOT AHARONOT, reported.
  Mordechai said that an American alert system for the early detection of
surface-to-surface missile launches will be deployed in Israel by the end of
the year.
  The Defense Minister said several areas of U.S.-Israeli cooperation have
been finalized: continuation of an anti-missile laser project; continuation
of joint research and development projects; collaboration in combating
terrorism; and collaboration in the field of satellite technology.  In
addition, $1.8 billion in U.S. military aid to Israel has been extended for
two years.
  Perry said during the reception that the U.S. is committed to maintaining
Israel's security and its military advantage.
  Mordechai said Israel continues to strengthen peace in the region by every
possible means but it also remembers the lessons of the past. "Israel has a
strategic peace with Egypt and Jordan, a peace that we will bolster in the
future," Mordechai said.



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