Israel Sees Future Drone Threat from Lebanon, Gaza

(Reuters) Israel is concerned that hostile forces in Lebanon and Gaza would deploy exploding drones in a future war as well as their main rocket arsenals, the chief of Israeli air defense, Maj.-Gen. Shachar Shohat, told a Tel Aviv security conference on Monday. "We will have to cope with dozens of pilotless aerial vehicles, in both the northern and southern fronts," he said. Uzi Rubin, an Israeli aerospace expert, said Israel's Iron Dome and Patriot missile interceptors were capable of shooting down most drones. Israel is also developing the Iron Beam laser system which will be able to destroy small drones. Drones flew into Israeli airspace from Lebanon on at least two occasions in 2012 and 2013, and Israeli jets shot them down.

2014-03-11 00:00:00

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