Breaking News: IDF Intercepts UAV in Israeli Airspace

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was identified by the IDF penetrating Israeli airspace, then intercepted & destroyed by the Israel Air Force (IAF)

By the IDF


UAV that entered Israel airspace on what is believed to be a spying mission today. The UAV was monitored and then destroyed – Official Israel Air Force

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was identified penetrating Israeli airspace from the west this morning (Saturday, October 6), and was intercepted by the IAF at approximately 10:00 AM.

Protecting Israel’s skies. – Photo: IAF

The aircraft remained under the surveillance of IDF forces on the ground and in the air, including fighter planes. The UAV was downed in the area of the Yatir Forest, in the northern Negev, so as to avoid damage to a civilian area.

IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Mordechai emphasized that this was a full operational success. He noted that the aircraft was identified before entering Israeli airspace and was downed in accordance with a decision of the IDF’s top leaders.

Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz was briefed on the incident. IDF soldiers are currently searching the area where the drone was downed, in open areas in the northern Negev, to locate debris and identify the drone.

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