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Israeli Drone Maker to Set Up Two Factories in Morocco

June 14, 2023

The Israeli company Elbit Systems, a leader in the manufacture of defense systems, plans to open two factories in Morocco soon, announced Shai Cohen, head of the Israeli liaison office in Rabat.

In a press statement, Cohen said the two factories, one of which will be based in Casablanca, will produce “defense systems”. This announcement follows the agreement signed last year by Rabat and Tel Aviv for the establishment in Morocco of two Israeli factories specializing in the manufacture of military drones.

It is also part of the ongoing dynamic of strengthening military cooperation between the two countries, initiated since the normalization of their relations in December 2020 within the framework of the Abraham Accords under the aegis of the United States. Twelve soldiers and officers from the Israeli army’s elite Golani unit are participating for the first time in African Lion 2023, the military exercises co-hosted by Morocco and the United States, taking place in the kingdom until June 19.

Last Thursday Israeli Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana was also on a visit to Morocco, where he met with Moroccan Parliament Speaker Rachid Talbi Alami. The Israeli official stressed on the occasion the importance of political and security cooperation between Rabat and Tel Aviv.

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