Israel Approves Export Licenses for Anti-Drone Systems for Ukraine

(Axios) Barak Ravid - Israel recently approved export licenses for anti-drone jamming systems made by Elbit and Rafael that could help Ukraine counter Iranian drones used by Russia during the war, Israeli and Ukrainian officials said. It's the first time Israel has approved defensive weapons sales to Ukraine. A delegation from Ukraine's Ministry of Defense visited Israel recently for a presentation on the anti-drone systems. The systems offered use electronic warfare to jam and down drones. They have a range of 25 miles and can be positioned near power plants or other critical sites. Israeli officials claim the approval of export licenses is not a shift in policy because the systems are defensive and do not involve any live fire that can kill Russian soldiers. A senior Israeli official said one reason for approval was to see how the systems perform against Iranian drones.

2023-03-16 00:00:00

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