Israeli defense concern «Aviation industry» lost the fight for the right to build a communications satellite «Amos-8» for «Halal Tikshoret» the American company Loral Space & Communications.
Order cost – $ 112 million, including technical support for operation and maintenance throughout the life of the satellite.
In «Halal Tikshoret» said that despite the natural desire to support the Israeli space industry, the company is first obliged to consider the interests of shareholders as the proposal made by the Americans, was perfect.
Recall that the Sputnik «Amos-7» is not built in Israel. It was created by running the Boeing company. The satellite «Amos-6» production «Aircraft industry» was destroyed in a failed launch of the Falcon rocket.