|The press reported that the Israel air force is to retire it's Fouga Magister primary training jets and is looking for a replacement aircraft, probably owned and operated by private industry , like the Elbit operated Grob intitial training light aircraft. Thid id another in a long line of "outsourcing" opertions, where more and more of the IDF's tasks are contracted out to industry. It started with the catering. How long before the IDF becomes the Office of Conflict Management, and hands out the gun-toting jobs to private security firms (whose employees's earn less than a career soldier)? Is this a good idea ?