An Israeli businessman running a Swiss company was the godfather of a $ 1 billion deal to provide the UAE with sophisticated Israeli spy planes to gather information, a new leak from the International Press Association (IPA) and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung revealed.
Israeli businessman Matania Kochavi is behind the huge deal to supply the UAE with spy planes, including one already delivered to the UAE and one still in Britain, according to the investigation, which was published in Haaretz.
When the UAE planes become operational, the UAE will have very advanced intelligence capabilities, the investigators said, as they will be able to intercept communications, locate, locate and map real-time electronic systems operated by Iran, including radar and air defense systems that protect Iranian aircraft.
The UAE spy planes target not only Iran, but all countries in the region, including Abu Dhabi's ally Saudi Arabia, which will be the target of these aircraft, which are the fruit of continued cooperation and advanced relations between Israel and the UAE.
The first of these aircraft began flying virtually from the Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi, gathering information for hours in airspace over the Persian Gulf, while the second is still in England.
It is expected that the deadline for the UAE Armed Forces to receive the aircraft - according to the contract - next year.
The deal, according to the newspaper, is one aspect of the deep relations between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, which has been kept secret for years, despite the absence of direct diplomatic ties, and has provided a space for broader relations, to move into the space of intelligence and military cooperation broader after the apparent trade.