Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

NOTE 8: - SHORT-TERM BANK CREDIT AND LOANS (Detail)

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NOTE 8: - SHORT-TERM BANK CREDIT AND LOANS (Detail) (USD $)
12 Months Ended 2 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2002
Dec. 31, 2012
Feb. 28, 2013
Subsequent Event [Member]
Minimum [Member]
Feb. 28, 2013
Subsequent Event [Member]
Maximum [Member]
Feb. 28, 2013
Subsequent Event [Member]
Feb. 28, 2013
Subsequent Event [Member]
Primary Bank [Member]
Dec. 31, 2012
Line of Credit (NIS) [Member]
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2012
Mortgage Loan [Member]
Dec. 31, 2012
Line of Credit, Expired April 30, 2012 [Member]
Line of Credit Facility, Maximum Borrowing Capacity   $ 10,723,000 $ 10,000,000 $ 15,000,000     $ 723,000 $ 10,000,000   $ 10,000,000
Line of Credit Facility, Amount Outstanding             168,000 9,620,000    
Debt Instrument, Interest Rate Terms equal to the lesser of (i) 5.75%, and (ii) 1% over the then-current federal funds rate announced from time to time           up to 8.2%      
Line of Credit Facility, Interest Rate Description         30 day LIBOR plus 375 basis points     30 day LIBOR plus 375 basis points    
Debt Instrument, Interest Rate at Period End               3.96%    
Line of Credit Facility, Remaining Borrowing Capacity               $ 380,000    
Line of Credit Facility, Covenant Terms         measured on a rolling twelve-month basis, limiting the Maximum Increase in Net Advance to Affiliates to less than 90% of EBITDA and meeting a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of not less than 1.1 to 1.0     limiting the Company's distributions to Arotech affiliates to $4,000,000, and meeting a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of not less than 1.1 to 1.0 limiting the Company's distributions to Arotech affiliates to $4,000,000, and meeting a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of not less than 1.1 to 1.0 limiting the Company's operating cash flow to total fixed charges to a ratio of 1.25 to 1.00 and limiting the Company's total liabilities to adjusted tangible net worth to a ratio of 2.50 to 1.00
Line of Credit Facility, Borrowing Capacity, Description           increased the Company's credit line by 50%        
Line of Credit Facility, Commitment Fee Percentage         0.35%