Morocco buys Israel's anti-drone system to protect its airspace

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Israel's Iron Dome aerial defence system is launched to intercept a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip, above the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, on May 17, 2021 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

Morocco has acquired Israel's Skylock Dome anti-drone air defence system, the Royal Armed Forces announced yesterday in a statement. The system, first revealed in February at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, can detect and knock out unmanned drones, according to Skylock Systems. Skylock CEO Itzik Huber said his company offers relatively cheap defence systems that are extremely effective and provide broad protection against the growing threat of attack drones. According to the Globe, 27 countries including Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and several East Asian countries, have purchased the Skylock Dome system. Currently, about 70 per cent of the company's sales are for military customers. "This acquisition is part of the strengthening of the […]

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