One of Preacher Command"s Proxies - Revo Guards or even Hiz"B"Allah recently, uh, penetrated, uh, Little Satan"s Air Defense with a drone of their own...
IAF claims it could have downed the UAV during any stage of its flight but preferred to shoot it down over a non-populated area to avoid causalities and damage.Pic - "The Iranians sent a message via Lebanon: You will be attacked not only with rockets and missiles, but with explosives-laden unmanned aircraft as well."
The drone was detected while it was still flying over the Mediterranean Sea, a few minutes before 10 am. Four F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the drone even before it entered Gaza's airspace.
The fighter jets' radars also detected the drone - a significant technological feat considering the fact that drones travels at a slow speed – and later used a heat-seeking missile to down the drone, which emits less heat than other, larger aircraft.
The fact that the drone was launched on a Saturday morning is not coincidental. Its operators apparently assumed that the level of alertness is lower on Saturday, when all kinds of civilian planes and hang gliders are in the air.
The bad news is that the drone, which apparently departed from Lebanon, flew over the sea for at least three hours, and did not raise enough suspicion in Little Satan until it approached Gaza's coastline. This may indicate a technological or protocol problem, or perhaps a lack of alertness. In any case, the incident calls for improvements in all three areas.
Such a drone is capable of carrying intelligence gathering apparatus or weapons systems. It can also serve as a 'suicide drone' laden with explosives, which can crash into a target such as a cruise missile.
In the next war drones will come from the north in waves, and Gaza may contribute its part as well, as Hamas is working independently to develop its own UAVs.
For now there are more questions than answers, but there is no doubt that this incident constitutes a major turning point as far as Little Satan's security is concerned.