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Netanyahu hails German approval of $1B Israel drone deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised on Thursday a $1 billion military drone deal between Israel Aerospace Industries and Germany as a sign of strong bilateral security ties.

 

Germany's parliament approved the agreement to lease Heron TP drones from the state-owned Israeli company through Airbus. IAI said the deal was for five drone systems, training for German operators, and support services.

  

Netanyahu said the agreement will be a boon not only "for our security industries and for the Israeli economy, but also for the continued strengthening of security relations between Israel and Germany."

 


First published: 06.14.18, 19:32