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Israel plans to sell early warning, defence systems to UAE

February 2, 2022 at 8:20 am

UAE and Israeli flags sway in the wind. [KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images]

Israel is planning to sell early warning and defence systems to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Times of Israel reported Channel 13 news saying yesterday.

The news sites said talks were underway for the sale of a number of weapons systems to the UAE including some to warn of incoming fire and intercept it.

Currently, the UAE is operating a South Korean missile defence system that it bought after Israel refused to sell defence systems to the Gulf state.

Channel 12 news reported that a decision has not yet been made by Israel whether the Iron Dome system will be sold to the UAE as it fears that the sale would allow secrets to be passed to a third-party.

“Mossad, which paved the way for the normalisations, has begged the security agencies to stop looking at these countries as ‘Arabs’,” Israeli military analyst Alon Ben David said.

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