Military Innovation Response Draft : Israel And The United States

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Military Innovation Response Draft Israel and the United States have common (word) regarding how some of the country’s greatest innovation has started from the military. The tour through the US Army Heritage and Education Center relayed the ideas and concepts about how the innovation in private sectors was originally derived from military or government funded projects such as the M4 Sherman Tank and the minicomputer. However, they are not identical in the aspect that when a war arises and the country needs more people to research and develop the Israeli innovation will come from their defense force as opposed to the United States’ innovation will be from start- up companies that are powered by the government.
Of all of the common concepts that as a class we discussed, most common is the idea that the greatest innovation stems from the military. The military’s technology then transcends to regular technology. The M4 Sherman tank served as the Allied Force 's main battle tank for the majority of World War II. The Sherman tank was very successful in the sense that it provided protection to five men while firing rounds of ammunition. The innovation that came with the tank especially with the creating of the mechanized rotating turret has carried onto many other models including, “Howitzers, mine clearing flails, rockets, and flame throwers, (American Army Heritage). After the war the M4 tanks were no longer needed, which allowed for their parts to be implanted into private…

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