Israeli Chief of General Staff Aviv Kohavi virtually met with Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter and signed a joint agreement to “formalise and enhance” military co-operation between the UK and Israel.
Most of the agreement is highly classified but the cooperation will include defence medical training, organisational design concepts and defence education.
Delighted to announce that UK and Israeli Chiefs of Defence Staff yesterday signed a new 🇬🇧 🇮🇱 agreement to further deepen our military co-operation. https://t.co/eGPnMoK3Al
— Neil Wigan (@FCDONeilWigan) December 4, 2020
In October it was reported that the British had been given access to Israel’s Rhino mobile headquarters, designed by Elbit Systems. The British Army said the system helps to “reduce the size of the headquarters, makes it less vulnerable and able to make and communicate decisions faster”.
UK-Israel think tank BICOM said here:
“Military cooperation has been growing over the last decade with the relationship viewed as mutually beneficial.”
It is understood that post coronavirus, both militaries hope to be able to return to a schedule of regular visits and meetings.