Mexico buys Israeli aerial drones for border surveillance

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WASHINGTON — Israel has sold advanced unmanned aerial vehicles to

Dominator XP drone
Dominator XP drone

Israel’s Aeronautics Defense Systems has reached agreement to supply two large UAVs to the Mexican military. The unmanned platform was identified as the Dominator XP, a medium-altitude, long-endurance system.

Industry sources said the Israeli Defense Ministry approved the export of Dominator XP to Mexico. They said Dominator, based on the twin-engine
Diamond DA42 manned aircraft, would be used for border surveillance missions.

The Spanish-language Defensa website said Israel has already been a supplier of UAVs to Mexico. The website cited the export of several Hermes-450 UAVs by Israel’s Elbit Systems.

Aeronautics has supplied Dominator to at least one NATO military. In
2011, the Israeli company sold two such UAVs to Turkey.

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