"Israel cannot afford the luxury of time," said General Avi Gold. "It appears our window is closing."
"What do you mean?" said Ms. Simmons.
"During lunch I received a communique from our embassy in D.C. that our navy intercepted a merchant ship carrying a complete unassembled drone heading for Syria."
"We need to expedite the R&D process. I propose it will be to our mutual advantage to develop a common platform by integrating our technologies," said Donna Simmons.
"Right now our biggest challenge is manufacture of nanotube composite material. We don't have the capacity," said Dr. Gersham. "We can build our own drones. After all Israel is the largest exporter of drones in the world."
An office runner signaled at the door before being allowed to enter the conference room. He handed a Top Secret file to Mr. Collins who signed for it on an electronic tablet. After reading it he announced,
"One of our satellites detected some unusual traffic at suspected nuclear sites. We are reviewing the images as we speak. It appears that the vehicles entering the facility are medical tractor trailers. We are trying to get confirmation on the ground."
"You know, medical trailers can be assembled with lead lined walls and ceilings," said Donna Simmons.
"Since this has become top priority, the first upgraded RQ-170 will be dispatched to that theater of operations ASAP," said Mr. Collins. "They may be preparing to transport radioactive material in those trailers."
Hmm, that is a significant development. It may be prudent for a preemptive attack before it's too late, thought General Ari Gold.
"Our government recalled us to Tel Aviv for consultations. We have reservations on a 1310 flight on El Al. Dr. Gershem will remain with you."