IDF shoots down drone that penetrated Israeli airspace

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  1. Apollyon

    Apollyon Führer Senior Member

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    IDF shoots down drone that penetrated Israeli airspace

    WATCH: Israeli air force downs drone over the Negev; IDF spokesperson says it arrived from the Mediterranean and flew over Gaza in order to gather intelligence.
    By Gili Cohen | Oct.06, 2012 | 3:10 PM | 8


    The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified aerial vehicle that penetrated Israel's airspace on Saturday. IDF forces shot down the drone over the Negev, south of Mount Hebron.

    The IDF said Saturday that the drone arrived in Israel from the west after flying over the Mediterranean and the Gaza Strip. It said the incident is under investigation.

    After the drone traveled east some 35 miles (56 km) across Israel's southern Negev desert, the drone was shot down above a forest in an unpopulated area near the border with the West Bank, the IDF spokesperson said.

    IDF spokesman Yoav Mordechai said Saturday that the IAF tracked the drone "throughout the course of its flight," maintaining contact with both aerial and ground forces. Fighter jets from the Ramon air force base were dispatched, he said, and after receiving approval they downed the drone over Yatir forest, located in the north-eastern part of the Negev.

    "It was decided to down the drone over an unpopulated area," Mordechai said, adding that the IDF views the incident as a successful operation. "The aircraft was identified before entering Israeli airspace and was under constant tracking."
    Military forces were sent to recover the drone's wreckage for further examination. The IDF also said that IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz was briefed on the initial findings.

    More here : IDF shoots down drone that penetrated Israeli airspace - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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  3. Apollyon

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  4. spikey360

    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    The Republic of India


    Will be made to look like Iran.
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  5. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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    Delhi, India, India
    Iran? :hmm:
    Lebanese Hezbollah don't have drones do they?
    Or may be a nexus of the two. RT quotes "Israeli media have speculated that the drone was manufactured by Iran and sent over by Hezbollah."
    I think we can only wait for Israeli conclusions as of now.
    It looked like a medium size drone. Iran recently asserted its drone technology advancements. :rolleyes:
    But its a given that things would hot up once Israel determines who it was.

    For whoever lost that drone, I would like to see if they go to International Court like Pakistan went .. after we shot down one of their Atlantique's in our airspace :D

  6. SajeevJino

    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

    Feb 21, 2012
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    Inside a Cage
    Hezbollah confirms entering Israel skies

    Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed
    Hassan Nasrallah confirms the Lebanese
    resistance movement has sent a drone
    deep into the Israeli airspace evading
    radar systems.

    ""This is only part of our capabilities," he
    stressed, adding that Israelis have
    admitted to their security failure despite
    being provided with the latest
    technologies by Western powers."
    Hezbollah secretary-general stated that
    Hezbollah’s drones are made in Iran but
    assembled by the resistance movement.

    Hezbollah plans to send more drones over
    Israel in the future, he added, adding that
    the operation shows the resistance
    movement is ready to defend Lebanon.
    The resistance leader further dismissed
    Western accusations of Hezbollah's
    intervention in the Syrian unrest,
    describing the allegation as "sheer lie."
    "Hezbollah has not fought alongside
    Syrian forces.... It is not true that
    Hezbollah is going to take some land from
    Syria," Nasrallah stated.

    Hezbollah's leader also rejected
    allegations that Abu Abbas was the
    movement's commander in Syria, and
    condemned insurgents in Syria for
    threatening Lebanon.

    "Threatening Hezbollah is of no use," he

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