UAE Crown Prince visits Israel’s pavilion at Dubai Airshow [Video]

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UAE Crown Prince visits Israel’s pavilion at Dubai Airshow

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan spoke with the CEOs of Israel’s defense firms Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)



Abu Dhabi’s crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, on Wednesday visited Israel’s pavilion at a major weapons show being held in Dubai. Al-Nahyan, the deputy commander of the Emirati armed forces, spoke with the CEOs of Israeli defense firms Rafael and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) during the visit at the Dubai Air Show.

The crown prince has shown interest in IAI’s spy and communication satellites, Channel 12 reported. The Defense Ministry sent an official delegation of Israeli defense contractors to the show this month in a sign of the growing military ties between Israel and the UAE after the two countries normalized relations in the Abraham Accords last year.

Seven Israeli firms, most of them state-owned, went to the defense exhibition in the Emirati capital, one of the premier weapons shows in the world. Israeli Air Force chief Amikam Norkin also attended the defense exhibition, taking part in a meeting of international air force commanders.

The UAE has reportedly long been interested in purchasing a number of Israeli weapons systems, including the Iron Dome air defense system, which Israel has reportedly only sold to a small number of countries, including the United States and Azerbaijan …

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