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British report reveals Israeli military exports to North African countries

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Israel has exported military equipment to Egypt, Algeria and Morocco over the past five years, according to a British government report cited by Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

From January 2008 to December 2012, British authorities handled hundreds of Israeli applications to buy military items containing British components for use by the Israeli Defense Forces, or to go into systems exported to other countries.

The report, released by Britain’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, did not mention what the components would be used for.

According to the British report, in 2010 Israel sought permits to supply Egypt and Morocco with Israeli electronic warfare systems and heads-up-displays (HUD) that use British parts, Haaretz reported.

In 2009, Israel requested permits from British authorities to export to Algeria aerial observation systems, pilots’ helmets and HUDs, radar systems and communications systems for military aircraft, military navigation systems, drone components, systems to disrupt ballistic systems, airborne radar, and optical target acquisition systems, according to Haaretz.