Israel weaponised by Western powers.

Brussels, 16 May 2021 – Israel is the world’s 8th largest arms exporter, but it also import weaponry mainly from US and UK such as high tech weapons mainly from the US (64 million dollars in 2020 see chart).
Since 2015 UK supplied the state with over £376 million worth of arms (figures CAAT). 
Though the United States is the largest single supplier of military equipment to Israel, since 2015 the UK has licensed it with over £376 million worth of arms, source CAAT. 
Licences include:

  • £183 million worth of ML22 licences (military technology)
  • £98 million worth of ML10 licences (Aircraft, helicopters, drones)
  • £16 million worth of ML4 licences (Grenades, bombs, missiles, countermeasures)
  • £4.6 million worth of ML6 licences (Armoured vehicles, tanks)
  • £1.8 million worth of ML3 licences (ammunition)
  • £1 million worth of ML1 licences (small arms)

CAAT, the Campaign Against Arm Trade, nominated for the Noble Peace Prize this year for its winning legal action to stop UK export of arms to Saudi Arabia used in the war in Yemen, also gives specifications for a number of unlimited licences to Israel including: general military aircraft components, components for combat aircraft, military support aircraft, technology for general military aircraft components, military aircraft ground equipment, components for military aero-engines, see table. 

The main arm producers exporting to Israel are BAE System, Lockheed Martin, Leonardo/AugustaWestland, Boeing, General Dynamics, ThyssenKrupp.