Israeli drone maker says some exports frozen pending probe
Aug. 30, 2017
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli drone company says the Defense Ministry has suspended some of its export licenses to one of its clients abroad.
Aeronautics issued a statement to the stock market saying exports of the Orbiter 1K to a "significant client of the company in a foreign company" were suspended. It did not name the country, but said it expects the measure to be lifted following a probe by the ministry.
Israeli media identified the country as Azerbaijan. Reports said the move came following a complaint the "suicide" drone armed with explosives landed near an Armenian military post during a demonstration.
Aeronautics denied the reports Wednesday. It said "Aeronautics has never carried out demonstrations on live targets, and that was true in this case as well."