Defense Ministry to review claim Israeli-made lens found on Iranian drone in Ukraine
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
Israel’s Defense Ministry says it is reviewing a report by The Wall Street Journal that found Iranian drones were built using Western-made parts, and possibly with Israeli lenses.
The report said that an infrared lens on a Mohajer-6 UAV that was hijacked in Ukraine “appears to be identical to a model made by an Israeli firm, Ophir Optronics Solutions.”
“A preliminary review of the relevant international export control regimes indicates that the lens is neither a controlled defense item nor a dual-use item, according to Israeli law based on international arrangements,” the ministry says.