Skip to comments.U.S. blocks major Israeli drone export deals
Posted on 06/21/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT by Nachum
TEL AVIV Israel has blocked exports of unmanned aerial vehicles for foreign militaries.
Industry sources said the Israeli Defense Ministry vetoed requests by major companies for UAV exports. They said the proposed exports stemmed from political pressure by the United States.
Israels business daily Globes said the UAV deals affected such producers as the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, Elbit Systems and Aeronautics Defense. Globes said the restrictions imposed by the Defense Ministry was dampening UAV and other military exports.
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“Wonder what countries... “
Most likely China. But Israel also deals with India, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and others. Israel is the world’s leader in drone technology.
Why not, they invented it. Too bad they shared with the USA, cause now we dictate what they can do. And Obama turned it into his own personal video game. He lives, he dies, kinda cool.
China is a big customer from Israeli defense companies.
Israel would not sell this technology to any (ahem) prophet-oriented countries, but once it is loose, it can be reverse engineered and copied.
This was 100% pure Lockeed and others protecting market share.
I went through all this b—s—t with the Lavi.
It was a beautiful plane....
...the Israeli Defense Ministry vetoed requests by major companies for UAV exports. They said the proposed exports stemmed from political pressure by the United States.