Israel buys more arms
JERUSALEM: The Israeli Ministry of Defence announced yesterday that it will purchase 1.5 billion shekels (about R5.6 billion) worth of weaponry to protect its offshore natural gas fields.
“The Procurement Administration at the Ministry of Defence signed a deal worth 1.5 billion shekels for the procurement of combat systems for the defence of economic water,” the ministry said.
The new weaponry, to be bought mainly from local suppliers, would be installed on four Sa’ar-6 warships that Israel bought from Germany in 2015 to secure the gas fields. – Xinhua