Israel Planning Massive Drone Acquisition to Counter Iran Threat

(AFP-Al Arabiya) "We are going to acquire a quite massive amount (of drones) - acquire and develop and adjust and order to have the ability to deliver...very precise fire power against an enemy that is entrenched or embedded in urban terrain," said Lt.-Col. Jonathan Conricus, an army spokesman, during a teleconference Thursday to discuss the IDF's 2020-2024 work plan. "We want to create a greater gap between our capabilities and those of our enemies," both in terms of anti-drone defense systems and also the development of drones capable of precision offensive strikes in "urban environments." The plan views Hizbullah, Hamas, and Iran's Quds Force as Israel's most pressing threats. "We have before us organizations which have the capacity and structure of an army" and are preparing for a "massive and unprecedented barrage of rockets and missiles against the civilian population of Israel and its infrastructure," said Conricus.

2020-02-14 00:00:00

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