Israel has agreed to Morocco’s request for the acquisition of a whole panoply of advanced or sophisticated military systems, an Israeli website, N12, said. “Unmanned aerial vehicles and an advanced air defense system, and these are just some of the weapons Israel will sell to Morocco», Explains the media.
The source adds that Israel had, until now, always refused to accede to Moroccan claims, but with the restoration of relations and the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries, it is now possible, and even done. These developments come as Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz is visiting Morocco. Benny Gantz attended meetings with ” representatives of the military administration of RabatAnd where it was about IAI drones, Elta radars, missiles, Sky Lock systems to intercept and neutralize drones, as well as the modernization of the F5 aircraft fleet. In addition, it was decided to organize joint training between the Royal Armed Forces and the Tsahal.
However, it continues, the culmination of the agreement is an air defense system manufactured by the aerospace industry called “Lightning 8”. The system is typically installed on airplanes, but also comes in a land version of anti-aircraft systems. These purchases allow Israel’s defense industries to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars. These purchases find their reason in the fact that the Kingdom does not wish to be in numerical and qualitative inferiority and wishes to fill this gap. Gantz explains in this sense, “Israel is particularly concerned about Iranian aggression and its bellicose intentions. It is the world’s duty to act against Iran, which is not only a challenge for Israel, but above all a danger for the whole region and the world.“.
“As Chief of Staff, I have participated in dozens of operations, but I have never forgotten that the most important battle is peace and stability. This can happen if Israel is strong and strengthens its relations with its allies.“. He went on to say, “We are working with our Moroccan friends, with the support of the United States, to strengthen our ties with other countries in the region, including Jordan, Egypt, the parties that signed the Abrahamic accords as well as with our Palestinian neighbors.“. The Israeli Minister of Defense who left Morocco on Thursday has, in a column published by the Moroccan Arabic-speaking newspaper “Al Ahdath Al Maghribia“, Declared:”One day, I will reunite my grandchildren and I will be the speaker of this historic visit that we have just set up and will tell them how our two countries have joined history. But the relations between our two great countries are much more than the importance of this event ”.
Benny Gantz also referred to the agreements signed by the two states, “After years of informal cooperation in the prevention of terrorism, we have pushed the relationship a little more, we have formalized and signed a defense agreement that allows us to share information and common training..Partnership is essential for regional challenges and threats to peace, as the world opposes integrated terrorism“.
On the other hand, Zohar Palti, head of the politico-military office of the Ministry of Defense, speaking to journalists on the sidelines of Benny Gantz’s visit to Rabat, said “The agreement we have signed will allow us to cooperate, with exercises, with information – it is an agreement that will allow us to support the Moroccans with whatever they need, in accordance of course with our own common interests. We have a strategic knowledge alliance», He declared again. The senior Israeli defense official added that “two countries will now begin to cooperate closely on security issues, share intelligence more freely and organize joint exercises following the signing of this MoU“.