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U.S. Expressions on the Moroccan Military Modernization Program

U.S. Expressions on the Moroccan Military Modernization Program

October 26, 2021 – 4:20 PM – Morocco

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The United States has unveiled the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) modernization plan. Morocco seems to be working on establishing a local security business.

U.S. military sales to Morocco will double by 2020, from $ 4.01 billion (Dir. 36 billion) to $ 8.5 billion (Dir. 76 billion) to $ 8.5 billion (Dir. 76 billion). Department of International Trade, US Federal Agency for Commerce. They point out that Morocco’s defense budget has increased by 4% in 2021. Over the years, Morocco has become the largest buyer of US defense systems in Africa.

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The company announces that the state has released a $ 20 billion budget for the strategic goals of modernizing and mobilizing its military with the United States and NATO, through the modernization of its military equipment, especially the Air Force and Army. . The Royal Armed Forces has ordered two FREMM warships from the Italian group Fincondier to the Royal Navy. As coastal protection has become a top priority, Morocco plans to invest in an advanced coastal surveillance system.

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“Morocco is committed to a fully independent military, air force and navy,” the U.S. Chamber of Commerce added. The Morocco 2030 Modernization Plan emphasizes the growth of the local defense sector. A legal framework has already been developed to support the emergence of a defense sector in Morocco, as well as a general incentive framework based on training, financial assistance and access to land.