Is­rael buys more arms

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

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

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