Heron for Germany
approved a $600 million deal
covering the lease of Heron TP
endurance (MALE) UAVs from
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
IAI which teamed in 2014 to bid for
the deal with Airbus Defence
and Space Airborne Solutions did the right thing,
however Germanys underspend on military is still an EU
sticking point , more should have been done considering
Germany is seen as the ‘protector of EU and its values’
As of the Brexit situation , it is now no longer possible to rely
on the UK as a defense partner. UK is very likely to seek non EU
military alliances , most likely Russia, thus the German Israel
JV was a good shot in the arm . SA Artillery.