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 »
WATCH: After Patriot ground-to-air missile brings down Iranian made drone that Syria flew over Israeli territory, the IDF retaliates, striking & destroying 3 regime military posts in Syria.
By Elad Benar
The IDF targeted three military posts in Syria overnight Wednesday, in response to the infiltration of the Syrian UAV that was intercepted by the IDF earlier in the day.
Israeli missile destroys Syrian border post – Screenshots: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
“The IDF will continue to operate determinedly and decisively against any attempt to breach Israeli sovereignty and will act against any attempt to hurt its civilians,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit in a statement. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Air Force’s reconnaissance aircraft have been flying more intelligence missions in light of rising threats along Israel’s borders and the continuing wave of Palestinian violence in the West Bank.
The small and unassuming Sde Dov Airport is tucked between the city’s Tel Aviv Port and the Ramat Aviv neighborhood, taking civilians away on vacation. But the hybrid civilian/military airport is also where the air force’s First Squadron planes is based, and took off to fly at least 6,000 hours in 2016 alone. 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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
UN Peacekeeping soldiers in Central African Republic are using an Israeli made unmanned aerial vehicles and observation balloons to gather intelligence, guard their outposts and for carrying out field operations. • Israel’s ambassador to U.N. says, “We are working to broaden this cooperation.”
By Shlomo Cesana & Israel Hayom Staff
The United Nations is using Israeli equipment, including an observation balloon and unmanned aerial vehicles, to protect its peacekeepers in Africa — despite the international body’s long history of hostility and hypocrisy toward the Jewish state.
RT’s SKYSTAR 180 aerostat. – Photo: RT LTA SYSTEMS LTD
Unlike he other UAVs Hezbollah has sent into Israel, the Shiite terror group uploaded a video showing that it is now in possession of and extremely cheap but dangerous tactical drone, which the Pentagon is already taking steps to neutralize.
By Roi Kais
Despite the thousands of Hezbollah terrorists in Syria, one of the most worrying things to the West is the newest weapon the terrorist organization has added to its arsenal—a cheap UAV.
After Hezbollah launched over the last few years UAVs toward Israel, last week the organization publicized a video showing UVA attacks on the outskirts of Aleppo. Continue Reading »
Russian President Vladimir Putin informed PM Netanyahu that the UAV which accidentally entered Israeli airspace was Russian, not Hezbollah’s or Syrian.
By David Rosenberg
A drone which penetrated Israeli airspace three weeks ago was Russian, not Syrian, as initially believed, Haaretz reported on Sunday.
In mid-July, three weeks ago to the day, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crossed into Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights from the Syrian frontier, and managed to fly some 2.5 miles (4 km) into Israeli airspace before turning back.
At the time, an IDF spokesperson acknowledged that a drone had entered Israeli airspace, but gave no indication as to who was behind the incident. Continue Reading »
Israel’s solution for enemy drone detection, identification & flight disruption was developed to counter the increase in recent years of Hezbollah’s small drones which theoretically, could pose a threat to sensitive areas.
By Yoav Zitun
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) revealed the Drone Guard- a new system for drone detection, identification and flight disruption on Tuesday .
The IAI said that it has recently begun to sell this system to some customers, after it was also successfully tested in scenarios of simultaneous drone attacks.
visit to border as defense minister, Lieberman briefed by IDF chief Eisenkot and says priority is to ‘maintain the calm.’ Continue Reading »
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