Fruit of the relations between Morocco and Israel, the kingdom acquires Israeli SpyX kamikaze drones, a reinforcement of the artillery and infantry of the FAR.
Morocco is taking a giant step in terms of technological armament with the acquisition of SpyX drones from the Israeli BlueBird Aero Systems. The Moroccan Royal Armed Forces are among the first buyers of this suicide drone.
Exhibited at the international aeronautics and space show in Le Bourget (SIAE), the SpyX drone showed its specificities. It has an operational range of up to 50 kilometers, and can fly in total autonomy for up to an hour and a half without having to be recharged.
The craft has a length of 2 meters and a width of 1.4 meters and can carry a warhead of 2.5 kilograms, while flying at a speed that can reach 150 km / hour or even 250 km /hour when attacking.
The stated objectives for the new machine are to strengthen the FAR’s artillery and infantry arsenal, to enable the military forces to expand their tactical capabilities, the specialized forum FAR Morocco said on its Facebook page.
A hub in the evolution of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems, featuring an advanced video plotter as well as a dual sensor mounted on the bottom of the device, options that make SpyX a game-changer in the industry military.
A loyal customer of Blue Bird, Morocco has placed several orders with companies in the Hebrew state, proof of the great progress that the kingdom has made in terms of armaments.
“We are proud to present this advanced system which combines innovative technology, unrivaled versatility and cost effectiveness (…) it is a testament to our encouragement to provide our customers with state-of-the-art solutions to meet their evolving tactical military operations needs. Blue Bird Aero System CEO Ronen Nadire said in a statement.
According to the description published by BlueBird Aero System, SpyX operates with the support of another type of drone specialized in reconnaissance, the Vtol, in order to guarantee the success of the attack against static targets but also those in motion. As a result, SpyX gives its user a “certain tactical advantage” in the field, continues the Israeli company.