'Israel' to sell air defense system to UAE
“Israel” ratified a UAE request in the middle of the summer and would supply the Gulf state with Rafael-made SPYDER mobile interceptors, according to media reports.
“Israel” has agreed to sell an advanced air defense system to the United Arab Emirates, the first such known deal between the two countries since they normalized ties in 2020, two sources familiar with the matter said as quoted by Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.
The newspaper added citing the two sources that “Israel” ratified a UAE request in the middle of the summer and would supply the Gulf state with Rafael-made SPYDER mobile interceptors.
According to a third source, the UAE has acquired Israeli technology allegedly capable of countering drone attacks like the one that hit Abu Dhabi earlier this year.
Earlier this year, the UAE announced that a large number of ballistic missiles and drones targeted sites in Abu Dhabi and southern Saudi Arabia.
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