In an effort to protect Moroccan airspace, the Kingdom recently acquired the “SKYLOCK” anti-drone system, which is manufactured by “Skylock Systems”. A company belonging to the Israeli group “Avnon”.
According to the Israeli newspaper “Globes” specializing in economic issues, Morocco acquired this anti-drone defense system, as well as 26 other countries, including countries in East Asia, during the activities of the Dubai Airshow, which took place November 14-18.
This is Israel’s first participation in the Dubai Airshow, having signed standardization agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco, which paved the way for military cooperation with these countries. .
According to the Israeli company, “Skylock Dome detects, verifies and neutralizes unauthorized drones. It constitutes a modular, agile and efficient protection system against illegal drone incursions, offering complete solutions for airports, critical infrastructures, military bases and major national events ”.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz is scheduled to visit Morocco on November 24 and 25, the first visit by an Israeli Defense Minister to the kingdom.
During the two-day official visit, Gantz is expected to sign a defense cooperation agreement with Abdellatif Loudi, the minister responsible for the administration of national defense in Morocco.
Tel Aviv and Rabat are currently working on a project to manufacture suicide drones in Morocco. Israel is a major exporter of drones and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has more than 50 operational customers around the world.
Morocco is preparing to enter the era of military industries in light of the turbulent international environment, in an effort to achieve self-sufficiency and reduce its import base for defensive weapons. An ambitious one with multiple objectives in the field of strategic relations which brings Morocco closer to industrial players.
Rabat is, in fact, turning to “war industrialization” to protect its national security, betting on the American partnership to strengthen its defensive and offensive capacities, after conflicts have erupted at an accelerated rate in the “hot spots” of the African continent.
Rabat and Washington signed a ten-year military agreement (2020-2030), which aims to strengthen the strategic defense partnership between the two countries, in particular in the light of the fruitful bilateral cooperation in recent years. The kingdom has become a permanent customer of “Uncle Sam’s country” in terms of arms sales.