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Aeronautics related to defense needs has generated technological development with consequent civilian spin-offs. The Arava, the first civilian aircraft to be produced in Israel, was followed by the Westwind executive jet.
Locally designed and manufactured satellites have been produced and launched by Israel Aerospace Industries in cooperation with the Israel Space Agency. Israel also develops, manufactures, and exports a large number of related items, including display systems, aeronautical computers, instrumentation systems, and flight simulators, and is a world leader in technology and production of drones.