Hizbullah Drone Is a Warning to the U.S. and Israel

(Daily Beast) David Axe - On Aug. 9, Hizbullah posted a video online purportedly depicting a commercial, quad copter-style drone dropping grenade-size explosives at rebel vehicles and structures in Aleppo. A $200 quadcopter is easy to procure and simple to operate. That means it could crop up again not only in Syria, but also on battlefields all over the world. In 2006 during the Second Lebanon War, Hizbullah launched three explosives-laden Ababil drones toward Israeli territory. (All three were shot down.) Yet at present, weaponized drones are way ahead of defenses against weaponized drones.

2016-08-18 00:00:00

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