February 27, 2012
Israel, Azerbaijan ink $1.6 billion military deal
A state-run Israeli company will has inked a $1.6 billion deal to sell sophisticated military technology to Azerbaijan.
Under the deal, Israel Aerospace Industries will sell drones, anti-aircraft and missile defense systems to Azerbaijan, Iran’s neighbor to the north.
Israeli defense officials told international news services that the deal has been in process for a long time and is not a response to recent allegedly Iranian attempts to kill Israeli diplomats or any potential Israeli plans to strike Iranian nuclear sites.