The Zionist entity’s “Israel Aerospace Industries” (IAI) received $22 million in an arms deal with Morocco, amid foreign reports of sales of Harop loitering munitions, known as kamikaze drones.
Moroccan media reported that the country is planning to manufacture drones using Israeli technology, according to The Media Line.
Sources in Morocco told Defense News weekly last month that Tel Aviv intends to sell Rabat drones as part of normalization between the two sides. In September, the Africa Intelligence website reported that a joint venture of kamikaze drone manufacturing in Morocco was being planned.
According to Africa Intelligence, the interest in the drones is the result of an “aggressive sales pitch” by IAI.
IAI replied to Haaretz saying that it cannot comment on sales in Africa.
The Harop drone is an 8-foot long, unmanned “suicide” aircraft, used by the Zionist entity India and Azerbaijan. The drone carries 44 pounds of explosives and reportedly stays flying for up to seven hours, according to Haaretz.
The drone locks onto a target, dives, and explodes on it, earning the name of the kamikaze drone.
This comes after Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited Morocco last week, signing a defense memorandum with his Moroccan counterpart, Abdellatif Loudiyi.
Source: Israeli media