Foreign pro-Syrian sources say the Iran-backed passengers escaped the car before it was destroyed by an Israeli drone; Sky News Arabia reported the vehicle was carrying a Hezbollah commander belonging to the Lebanese terror group near Syria-Lebanon border.
By Daniel Salami
An Israeli drone targeted a car carrying forces from Iran-backed Hezbollah in Syria near the Lebanese border, a commander in the pro-Damascus regional alliance and a security source said.
The sources said there were no casualties, with the passengers escaping before the car was hit and destroyed.
The Israeli made Hermes 900 drone – Photo courtesy/ Elbit Systems
Sky News Arabia reported the targeted vehicle was carrying a commander belonging to the Lebanese terror group. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Innovative Light-Blade laser utilizes a low-powered defensive system, making it suitable to operate in urban environments such as public airports without the risk of blinding or injuring anyone in the area.
By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
A laser-based defense system capable of taking out attack drones even in urban environments has been developed by Israeli experts, who hope to roll out the system for a range of security uses, including at airports.
The system was developed by Prof. Amiel Ishaaya at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev after incendiary balloons started being launched into Israel in 2018, setting fire to farmland and causing widespread damage. Continue Reading »
According to a Syrian media report, an Israeli drone destroyed the car a Hezbollah leader, Imad at-Tawil was driving, as he was surveying the Syrian side of the Golan Heights bordering Israel.
By Israel Hayom Staff
An Israeli drone assassinated a senior Hezbollah operative on Thursday, Arab media reported.
According to the reports, the official is Imad at-Tawil.
The Jordan-based outlet Al-Hadath reported that Tawil was in charge of creating an Iranian-backed terrorist network on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, presumably in order to make that area a theater of operation against Israel. Continue Reading »
Despite videos made at the crash scenes in Beirut revealing the drones were Iranian made, ostensibly, Lebanese PM Saad Hariri still goes on the offensive, accusing Israel of ‘posing a serious threat to regional stability.’
By Ron Ben-Yishai
Images from the scene of the two drones that crashed in Beirut on Sunday reveal the unmanned aerial devices were manufactured in Iran and not in Israel, as was reported in Arab media earlier.
Lebanese terror group Hezbollah claimed earlier on Sunday that two Israeli drones came down over Beirut, with one of the pair being rigged with explosives and causing serious damage to a building housing Hezbollah’s media office. Continue Reading »
Contrary to agreement with Israeli manufacturer not to sell any UAVs to a 3rd party, the 2 drones were part of a 3-unit ‘gift’ by Turkey to the UN-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Two Israeli-made Orbiter-3 tactical drones were shot down in Libya by troops allied with strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).
The two drones were shot down at the end of July. One was recovered by troops some 40 km. southwest of the Libyan capital of Tripoli in the small town of al-‘Aziziya, while the other was recovered in the Sidra district, home to the war-torn country’s largest oil depot. Continue Reading »
Dubbed the “Shoko Drone,” the IDF’s newest UAV hovers over rioters and releases small plastic bags packed with “skunk water” that burst on contact. Not harmful in cases of a direct hit, but rioters are overcome by nausea & the immediate need to ‘take a bath.’
By David Israel
Israel’s Defense Ministry’s weapons R&D on Wednesday revealed a new development that will help IDF soldiers disperse rioters with non-violent means. Dubbed the “Shoko Drone,” the new device hovers over groups of rioters and dumps its payload of plastic baggies packed with “skunk water,” which erupt on contact, sharply reducing quality of life wherever they hit, but no one is hurt beyond being seized by nausea. Continue Reading »
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Air raid sirens activated in Israel’s Golan Heights, Upper Galilee, warning residents of potential incoming rocket strikes following IDF destroying an enemy drone and then its Iranian command & control base in Syria.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM, BECKY BROTHMAN
In a major flare up on Israel’s northern border, Israel carried out a large-scale attack against Syrian air defenses and Iranian targets in the war-torn country after an Israeli F-16 crashed during operations to strike Iranian targets in Syria early Saturday morning.
The operation, which was carried out by eight Israeli jets, struck 12 targets in Syria including thee Syrians SA5 and SA17 air defense batteries and four Iranian targets near the town of Kiswah, which is home to Syria’s 1st armored division and part of the Islamic Republic’s buildup in Syria. Continue Reading »
Members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party blocked a deal involving the leasing of IAI’s advanced Heron-2 drones after having learned during a visit to Israel that the models being sent to Germany had offensive capabilities.
By Itay Mashiach
A billion-dollar deal which would have seen Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) leasing Heron-2 drones to the German Air Force was scrapped Wednesday from the German agenda amid objections by coalition parties opposed to their offensive capabilities.
Opposition to the deal was first raised last week after members of parliament paid a visit to the industrial compound in Israel and expressed dismay at the discovery that the drones were already equipped with weapons systems which were almost ready to begin operations from the air. Continue Reading »
ORAD’s DROM system is the “most capable and cost-effective” system to counter the threat posed by taking control over device’s piloting from hostile UAV operator.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
With weaponized drones bringing a whole new assortment of security threats, several companies at the Israel Defense Exhibition in Tel Aviv this week, showcased the latest technology in neutralization and interception of the devices.
ORAD, an Israeli company based in Holon, presented the latest version of its DROM Drone Defense System, which it says can detect approaching drones at more than 3.5 kilometers away and take over the unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV’s, piloting abilities, neutralize them and land them far from the operator. Continue Reading »
Following yesterday’s Islamic State rocket fire on Southern Israel, Arab media reports of an unidentified drone strike on a home & car in Rafah, Sinai, killing one.
– IDF has had no comment on the foreign reports.
By Roi Kais
Following rocket fire directed at communities in the Eshkol Regional Council Monday morning, Arab media outlet Al Jazeera reported that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacked a house in southern Rafah, killing one person.
Image of ISIS launching rocket at Israel – Arab media release
In addition to Al Jazeera, local media outlets in the Sinai reported that an unidentified UAV fired two missiles at a structure and vehicle, killing and wounding civilians. Continue Reading »
Two years ago, India bought its first armed Heron drone, used for both reconnaissance as well as combat & support roles, and can carry air-to-ground missiles to take out hostile targets.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
According to India’s Economic Times, 10 Heron TP-armed drones bought in September 2015 at a cost of $400 million are ready to be delivered to New Delhi once a final payment is completed.
The Heron TPs are Israel Aerospace Industries’s most advanced UAVs with a 40-hour endurance, maximum takeoff weight of 5,300 kg. and a payload of 1,000 kg., according to the Times. They can be used for both reconnaissance as well as combat and support roles, and can carry air-to-ground missiles to take out hostile targets. Continue Reading »
Manufactored by an Israeli drone maker, the 7.5 kg quadcopter, called Optimus, is capable of carrying a one kilogram payload at a speed of 36 kilometres per hour for 30 minutes with no human operator.
The sky’s the limit for an Israeli drone maker that says it has recently been granted the first certificate in the world to fly a fully automated drone, with no human operator.
“We just made history…It flies itself, it’s completely automatic and the best metaphor I can give is if tomorrow somebody gets that same certification to operate an autonomous car with no driver…it’s huge,” Airobotics co-founder and CEO Ran Krauss, told Reuters. Continue Reading »
IDF silent as conflicting reports are emanating from the Arab media identifying the man killed near the Israeli border on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights as a “terrorist” while other reports describe Yasser al-Sayyed as a civilian.
BY ANNA AHRONHEIM, YASSER OKBI, MAARIV HASHAVUA
Syrian media reported on Sunday that an Israeli drone had struck a car in the Quneitra countryside, killing the driver named as Yasser al-Sayed. There were conflicting reports about the identity of the man killed, with some labeling him a “terrorist” and others describing him as a civilian.
Yasser al-Sayed and the remnants of his car after allegedly destroyed by an Israeli UAV – Arab media
Hours earlier, Syrian regime reports said that forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had “repelled” an Israeli reconnaissance drone near the town of Khan Arnaba, close to where the alleged strike occurred. Continue Reading »
IDF confirms 2 rockets fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula landed in the Eshkol Regional Council of southern Israel, with no injuries or damages reported.
– Latest round of launches come after ISIS reported five of its fighters were killed by an IDF drone on Saturday.
By Yoav Zitun
Two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula and landed in open space in Israel on Monday morning, the IDF reported.
Part of an exploded rocket found – Photo: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit
The rockets landed in the Eshkol Regional Council, according to an initial statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Continue Reading »
According to Arabic media report, an Israeli drone dealt with ISIS terrorist that 2 weeks ago fired 4 missiles from the Sinai Desert into Israel’s southern city of Eilat.
By YASSER OKBI & MAARIV HASHAVUA
An unmanned Israeli drone has allegedly bombed and killed five ISIS members in Egypt’s northern Sinai region, according to Arabic media reports Sunday.
According to outlets affiliated with “Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis,” the Egyptian branch of the terror group, the four died when they “fell as martyrs to the Jewish enemy.”
The Egyptian Army said it was opening an investigation into two large explosions in the area, however an army spokesman denied that it was Israel who was responsible. Continue Reading »