IDF intercepts hostile UAVs from Lebanon

The UAVs were identified by detection systems and monitored by ground control units throughout their flight

IDF intercepts hostile UAVs from Lebanon

Photo: screenshot, IDF

An IAF fighter jet and an Israeli Navy missile ship intercepted 3 hostile UAVs from Lebanon which approached the airspace over Israel’s economic waters yesterday (Saturday), the IDF reported.

The UAVs were identified by detection systems and monitored by ground control units throughout their flight. The IDF said that the identification took place at an early stage and intercepted at the optimal operational point

An initial inquiry suggests that the UAVs, which were intercepted over the Mediterranean Sea, did not pose any imminent threat.

The detection and alert systems functioned as required. This embodies the concept of multi-layered air defense in the best possible manner in unison with the professional activities of the soldiers at sea and in the air who successfully carried out the defensive mission.

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