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Israel to sell air defence system to United Arab Emirates

Agencies | Dubai / New York    

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Israel has agreed to sell an advanced air defence system to the United Arab Emirates, two sources familiar with the matter said, in the first such known deal between them since they forged ties in 2020.

Israel approved a UAE request in the middle of the summer and would supply with Rafael-made SPYDER mobile interceptors, two sources said.

A third source said the UAE had acquired Israeli technology capable of combating drone attacks like those that struck Abu Dhabi earlier this year.

It was not immediately clear how many interceptors, which are fitted to vehicles and can defend against short to long-range threats, would be supplied, or if any had so far been shipped.