A Spanish newspaper said that Morocco had acquired 150 drones from an Israeli company specialized in serving its espionage and reconnaissance goals.
According to “Espanol“The most important feature of the agreement is that Morocco is part of the production of drones, and the ability of the aircraft to fly and spy for hours.
And just a year ago, it was announced that BlueBird – 50% owned by Israel Aerospace Industries – would develop unmanned industrial projects in Morocco.
The WanderB drone from BlueBird Aero Systems is an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) drone designed as a versatile and easy-to-operate platform.
The aircraft combines high power, high operating speed and large area coverage, typical of fixed-wing drones, with a multi-rotor capability.
This type of drone is able to take off and land vertically and can operate in very small places such as the deck of a ship or the rooftops of homes.
Its sensors, communications and high-performance software algorithms make it the ideal choice for a wide range of tasks.
Another feature of it is that it has an invisibility feature, thanks mainly to its small size.
The aircraft’s coverage range is 50 km, and it can be controlled from land stations.
The newspaper said that Morocco did not disclose the methods of its use of the aircraft, which it will publish once it is completed.
Morocco uses drones for intelligence purposes and to monitor its borders, according to local military experts.
The two countries resumed their diplomatic relations in late 2020 as part of a tripartite agreement in which the United States recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara, which is disputed with the Algerian-backed Polisario Front.
Israel and Morocco strengthened their military cooperation during talks held in Rabat in July by the Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, General Aviv Kohavi, with a number of senior officials in the Kingdom.
The pace of rapprochement between Morocco and Israel has accelerated since the diplomatic normalization that took place between them in December 2020 within the framework of the Abraham agreements concluded between Israel and several Arab countries, with the support of Washington.