Having received intel that Iran’s military is planning an attack against US targets in the Mideast, the Pentagon redeploys Patriot missile batteries, designed to intercept ballistic missiles, cruise missiles or advanced aircraft.
By The Associated Press
The US will move a Patriot missile battery into the Middle East to counter threats from Iran, the Pentagon said Friday, reflecting ongoing concerns that Tehran may be planning to attack America forces or interests in the region.
The Defense Department released a statement about the move but provided no details. An official said the decision comes after intelligence showed that the Iranians have loaded military equipment and missiles onto small boats controlled by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Continue Reading »
Sirens sound in Israel’s north for the second day, as the IDF launches Patriot ground-to-air interceptors at Syrian plane intruding into Israeli airspace.
By Chana Roberts
Sirens sounded Tuesday afternoon in regional councils in the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley, as well as in the northern city of Katzrin.
Two Patriot missiles fired at a Syrian Sukhoi plane. – Screenshot/ Arutz Sheva videoclip
Residents of northern Israel reported that two interceptor missiles were fired from the Tzfat region.
The IDF confirmed that two Patriot missiles had been fired at a Syrian Sukhoi plane. The plane was being tracked, and when it reached two kilometers (1.24 miles) into Israel, it was shot down. Continue Reading »
The IDF used a Patriot Missile to destroy a (Syrian,Hezbollah or Iranian) UAV that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace in the Golan Heights.
– Def. Min. Lieberman warned that ‘Israel will respond with force to any provocation and violation of its sovereignty.’
By Ahiya Raved and Yoav Zitun
The IDF launched a Patriot missile on Saturday, which successfully intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) coming from Syria approaching Israeli airspace near the Golan Heights border. The Patriot was launched from the area surrounding the northern city of Safed, with residents of the area reportedly hearing explosions.
After hearing Explosion, the ‘puff’ seen over Golan Heights, Saturday morning – Photo not accredited
The IDF fired a Patriot missile from the same area two months ago, following the discovery of a UAV nearing Israel’s airspace. Continue Reading »
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Although Israeli jets were scrambled, they did not open fire as the IDF launched a Patriot missile from Northern Israel that destroyed a drone deployed by Hezbollah from Damascus.
– This is a developing story.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Tuesday that a Patriot missile had been fired from the north of the country to intercept an Iranian-made drone that was launched by Hezbollah from Damascus, most likely on a reconnaissance mission.
According to the military spokesperson, Israeli jets were scrambled but did not open fire. Continue Reading »
According to a statement from the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the successful interception of the UAV using the Patriot surface-to-air missile system was part of a larger exercise scheduled for 2017.
A Patriot surface-to-air missile was successfully test fired Wednesday from a base in central Israel as part of an air force exercise designed to test Israel’s air defense capabilities against threats.
As part of the exercise, the American-made system scored a direct hit on an airborne UAV.
According to a statement from the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the successful interception was part of a larger exercise planned in advance for 2017. Continue Reading »
The IDF successfully launched a Patriot missile & destroyed an unknown UAV that violated Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights.
The Israeli Defense Forces on Thursday launched a patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft (UAV) from Syria nearing the Israeli border, violating Israeli airspace.
“The IDF will not allow any breach of Israel’s airspace and will act against any attempt of infiltration,” said the IDF in a statement.
The target was successfully intercepted and shot down over the Golan Heights in northern Israel, confirmed the IDF, stating the UAV was under full surveillance by the Israeli Air Force. Continue Reading »
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Syrian unrest spills over the border with the violation of a Syrian aircraft into Israeli airspace; warplane downed with IAF Patriot missile.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF
The IDF on Tuesday shot down a Syrian warplane that invaded Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights.
2 Syrian pilots seen after #Israel downed their aircraft earlier near Kanaker – Twitter
A Syrian fighter jet belonging to the Assad regime was detected over Quneitra near the Israeli border, before it crossed into Israeli air space on Tuesday morning. The IAF fired a Patriot surface-to-air missile at the warplane, striking it down. Continue Reading »
IDF spokesman says drone downed with Patriot missile by the IAF, appeared to have belonged to Syria’s military & had flown inadvertently into Israeli airspace.
By Ahiya Raved, Roi Kais, Itay Blumental
The IAF fired a Sunday afternoon, shooting down an unmanned aerial vehicle that strayed into Israeli airspace from neighboring Syria, the IDF said.
Patriot missile battery. – Photo: Avihu Shapira
The IDF said the incident occurred near Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights, the scene of heavy fighting between Syrian government troops and rebels.
Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner, a spokesman for the IDF, said the drone appeared to have belonged to the Syrian military and had flown accidentally into Israeli airspace. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Air Defense Command replaces outdated Hawk anti-missile missile defense with upgraded American Patriot missile interceptor.
By Yoav Zitun
A Patriot missile battery was deployed near Eilat in mid-April, as part of an IDF plan to assure permanent protection of the resort city’s sky. Deployed by the Air Defense Command of the IAF, the new Patriot battery replaced the aging Hawk anti-missile platform which was permanently deployed in the area.
Patriot battery near Eilat – Photo: Meir Ochion
The new Patriot battery includes an advanced radar system; it is expected to provide a strategic response to ballistic missiles, enemy warplanes, and attack UAVs. Continue Reading »
Germany, Holland & the U.S. are each sending 2 batteries to Turkey & up to 400 soldiers to operate them after Ankara asked NATO for protection.
The first of six Patriot missile batteries being sent by NATO countries to defend Turkey from possible attack from Syria went operational on Saturday.
Dutch military trucks carrying NATO’s Patriot Missile Defense System to protect Turkey – Photo by AP
The United States, Germany and the Netherlands are each sending two batteries to Turkey and up to 400 soldiers to operate them after Ankara asked NATO for help. The Patriots are capable of shooting down hostile missiles in mid-air. Continue Reading »
Tehran charges Turkey’s deployment of Patriot missiles in is strategically designed to protect Israel from Iranian threats.
The deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkey is designed to protect Israel from Iranian threats, Iran charged on Sunday, according to the Turkish daily Hurriyet.
Patriot missile – AFP photo
Speaking to Lebanon’s Al-Manar TV station, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as having said the missiles were “placed by NATO and the West to protect Israel” against possible incoming Iranian missiles.
Iran believes Turkey would not permit its airspace to be used in an attack on the Islamic Republic, Mehmanparast said, but added that the control of the Patriots was not in the hands of Turkish authorities. Continue Reading »