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Morocco mulls buying Israeli radar, drones, jets upgrade, Israeli broadcaster says

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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz meets with Morocco's defence administration minister, Abdellatif Loudiyi, in Rabat, Morocco November 24, 2021. Israel Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

JERUSALEM/RABAT, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Morocco has broached buying Israeli-made pilotless planes and anti-missile systems, and commissioning an Israeli upgrade of some of its fighter jets, Israel's public broadcaster Kan reported on Thursday after the countries signed a defence pact.

Moroccan and Israeli officials had no immediate comment.

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz, in Rabat to sign the memorandum of understanding, said in an Op-Ed published by two local dailies that it would help the countries fend off "extremist terror as well as border and air threats".

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