Le forze armate reali marocchine (FAR) hanno apparentemente ricevuto il primo di 13 UAV Bayraktar TB2 ordinato in Turchia con un contratto firmato ad aprile e consegne iniziate in settembre mentre già in luglio i militari di Rabat si addestravano in Turchia all’impiego dei droni.
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Speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York Sept. 25, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita announced that Morocco and Ethiopia had created a Coalition for Sustainable Energy Access. He said the cooperative project is part of Morocco’s efforts to support sustainable development, access to energy and resource development in Africa.
Morocco has previously ordered the Israeli-made Hermes 900 drone, shown here in Brazil on Aug. 5, 2021. (Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images)
Morocco and Israel are expected to sign a deal that would see the two countries co-produce kamikaze drones, according to a Moroccan military and security affairs expert with knowledge of the plans.
Israel’s defense minister is expected to visit the African country soon and sign defense cooperation agreements that would launch the drone production, among other efforts.
A European Union court on Wednesday annulled EU-Morocco agriculture and fishing trade deals, saying that they were agreed to without the consent of the people of Western Sahara.
The EU and Morocco issued a joint statement reiterating that they would act to ensure continuity of the bilateral trade.
Morocco’s experience with Islamists sets it apart from its neighbours. While Egypt and Tunisia have resorted to military and constitutional means to remove Islamists from power, Morocco’s moderate Islamist party, the PJD, were removed by the country’s citizens through the ballot box, without any direct intervention by the monarchy. This is the first time since the Arab Spring protests of 2011 that an Islamist party has been removed from power through the electoral process.