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Israeli drone maker says some exports frozen pending probe

Yavne-based 'Aeronautics' company says Defense Ministry suspends some of its exports of the Orbiter 1K, allegedly to Azerbaijan, but denies reports the drone, armed with explosives, landed near Armenian military post during a demonstration.

An Israeli drone company says the Defense Ministry has suspended some of its export licenses to one of its clients abroad.

 

 

Aeronautics issued a statement to the stock market saying exports of the Orbiter 1K to a "significant client of the company in a foreign company" were suspended. It did not name the country, but said it expects the measure to be lifted following a probe by the ministry.

 

Illustrations: Israel's Kochav (Star) drone (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit) (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
Illustrations: Israel's Kochav (Star) drone (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

 

Israeli media identified the country as Azerbaijan. Reports said the move came following a complaint the "suicide" drone armed with explosives landed near an Armenian military post during a demonstration.

 

Aeronautics denied the reports Wednesday. It said "Aeronautics has never carried out demonstrations on live targets, and that was true in this case as well."

 


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