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News ID: 45077
Publish Date: 21:55 - 04 February 2020
Tehran 4 February _The Moroccan military has reportedly received three Israeli-made and long-endurance Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as the Northern African country maintains informal but close intelligence ties with the Tel Aviv regime.

Morocco’s military takes delivery of 3 Israeli-made Heron reconnaissance drones: ReportTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The French website Intelligence Online reported that the drones, worth some $48 million, were sold to the Arab nation via France.

The report added that Morocco received the UAVs, manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries, via French defense company Dassualt, which markets Heron drones under the brand name “EADS Harfang” on January 26 – a long delay after their purchase back in 2014.

The website said Morocco took delivery of the drones after they were decommissioned from the French military, which used them for surveillance operations in Afghanistan. 

The Moroccan military plans to deploy the UAVs to monitor terror groups in the southern part of the country and the Western Sahara area.

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