Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will supply the Moroccan military with Barak MX air- and missile-defense systems in a deal worth more than $500 million.

According to a report in the Israeli business daily Globes on Sunday, Morocco requested the system and other equipment when Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited the country, a member of the Abraham Accords, in November.

Gantz signed a memorandum of understanding with his Moroccan counterpart during the visit.

According to defense sources quoted by the report, IAI CEO Boaz Levy secretly visited Morocco and discussed the system’s capabilities, agreeing to details of the deal.

Morocco has tense relations with Algeria and fears coming under attack by radical players in the region, according to the report.

The Barak MX system provides “a single integrated solution for multiple simultaneous aerial threats from different sources and different ranges,” IAI stated on its website.


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