According to CAAT, “Airbus, previously EADS, is the 2nd largest arms producer in Europe and the 7th largest in the world (SIPRI). It is a joint French, German and, to a lesser extent, Spanish company.” It has applied for arms export licenses to Israel. In 2018, Airbus signed a $600 million deal with Israel Aerospace to lease Heron TP drones to the German military. Drones such as these patrol the skies of besieged Gaza.