Harfang drone in flight. ()
Morocco has bought French UAVs that are based on an Israeli design. Morocco will purchase at least three French Harfangs, which are based on Israel's Heron medium-altitude long-endurance UAV, according to news site Worldtribune.com, which in turn cited farmorocco.com, a site that reports on the Moroccan military.
The contract was reportedly signed between Morocco and Dassault in March 2013, with the Harfangs delivered the following month. Morocco also ordered electro-optical sensors, data link and communications equipment.
The Moroccan Air Force’s assets in 2013 included three Herons and four U.S.-made Predator XP drones, according to the Worldtribune.com report.