As part of a new deal, Israel will supply Jordan with strategic and tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in order to help combat the Islamic State, according to a local media report.

According to a report by the Israeli DEBKAfile website, the deal will include Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP strategic and Elbit Systems Skylark tactical drones.

The report comes after a US official said last month that Israel gave retired US-supplied Cobra combat helicopters to Jordan to help the Hashemite kingdom fend off insurgent threats on the Syrian and Iraqi borders. […]