Despite Italy’s decision last month (29/1/21) to block the sale of thousands of missiles to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, there is talk that this announcement has not and will not impact the long-standing relationship shared by Saudi Arabia and Italy.
The ban only applies to missiles and precision-guided munitions (PGMs), and does not directly affect joint research and development, which is said to include the transfer of drone technology and knowledge.
Tactical Report has prepared a 722-word report to shed more light on this subject and on the cooperation on technology-transfer and knowledge-sharing related to drones.
[Fully reproduced in TR Weekly 28/10 – March 5, 2021]
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