Xu/Xinhua Morocco and state-owned defence industry giant China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) are currently engaged in a high-level armament purchasing deal, according to reports from Tactical Report.
Morocco is believed to be interested by China’s recent investments in armament development.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reports that between 2016-20, Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces (FAR) acquired 99.5% of their weapons from the US (90%), France (9.2%), and the UK (0.3%).
The FD-2000B System
Despite the US and EU establishing themselves as global leaders in weapons manufacturing, Beijing has managed to carve out a place for itself on the global market. This has been demonstrated by the dedication of the Sidi Yahia el-Gharb military base located 60km northeast of the Moroccan capital of Rabat.
In December 2021, the base became the first one
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