Head of Israel’s missile program fired over serious security lapse

Yair Ramati, head of the Homa administration (missile program) at Israel’s defense ministry, was asked to resign after classified information was found on his personal computer. During his four years at this post, Ramati was responsible for managing and developing Israel’s groundbreaking three-tier missile defense system composed of Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrows 2 and 3. He was cited by the ministry as responsible for “exceptional achievements on a world scale for the active, multilayered missile defense.”

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