Friday, July 11, 2008

Israel to show airplane that can spy on Iran

JERUSALEM, Israel (AP) --

Israel says it will publicly display an advanced aircraft that can spy on Iran.

Israel's Army Radio says the plane is being shown in response to Iran's missile test on Wednesday.

State-run Israel Aerospace Industries plans an in-house exhibit Thursday of the Eitam airplane, which is equipped with sophisticated intelligence-gathering systems. The plane was first unveiled a year ago. Iran test-fired long- and medium-range missiles during war games to show it could retaliate against any U.S. or Israeli attack.

Israel considers Iran its greatest enemy and says Tehran cannot be allowed to develop nuclear weapons that could be used against the Jewish state. Tehran insists its nuclear program is peaceful and designed only to produce energy.

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