10 Aug '18, 10pm

Israel Sees Five Eyes As Closed Door To Arms Sales

Israel Sees Five Eyes As Closed Door To Arms Sales

Australia’s airborne early warning E-7A Wedgetail by Boeing TEL AVIV: Exclusive clubs tend to hide behind closed doors. The Five Eyes is the most exclusive club — one whose door is closed to Israeli companies trying to sell their systems to European countries any time an American company is in the competition, Israeli sources say. For example, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been trying to compete for a new airborne early warning aircraft for Britain. But this effort failed in its early stages. The Five Eyes members reportedly decided that the British would buy Boeing’s Wedgetail system without a competition. (Defense News did report during the Farnborough Air Show that SAAB is considering an alternative to the Boeing plane but there are few signs Britain has changed its mind.) Israel Aerospace Industries (AIA) Italian AEW aircraft The ELTA division of IAI developed ...

Full article: https://breakingdefense.com/2018/08/israel-sees-five-eyes...

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