Born in 1925 in Lithuania, Moshe Arens immigrated to Israel from the United States, where he grew up, in 1948. He is married and the father of four. He studied mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and aeronautical engineering at the California Institute of Technology. A former associate professor of aeronautical engineering at the Technion and vice president for engineering at Israel Aircraft Industries, he has published articles in academic journals on propulsion and flight mechanics.
Source: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs