US ambassador to Israel visits Plasan factory to learn about advanced armor technologies used to protect American soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan. ‘These were critical in saving lives of thousands,’ he asserts
US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro visted Kibbutz Sasa in northern Galilee, home to Plasan factory, in late January to learn about the company’s advanced armor technologies, which have saved countless American soldiers’ lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Israel’s Plasan factory manufactures armor which is used in the majority of the US military’s armored vehicles.
“I just recently visited Kibbutz Sasa, the home of Plasan,” Shapiro said at the IDC Herzliya Conference on Wednesday. “Plasan met the call to help protect American soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan when they were able to surge the production of up-armor kits for Humvees and for mine-resistant vehicles. These armor kits were critical in saving the lives of thousands of US soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen when they faced the threat of IEDs and RPG attacks.”
During his visit to the kibbutz, the ambassador got a chance to review many thank you letters sent to Plasan officials by American parents who said it was thanks to the Israeli armor that their sons’ lives were saved. Read more.