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Israel Shoots Down Unmanned Drone From Syria
Arutz Sheva ^
| Uzi Baruch
Posted on 08/31/2014 12:30:35 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
The Israeli Air Force downed an unmanned drone (UAV) over the Golan Heights as it attempted to enter Israeli airspace from Syria.
Forces fired a surface-to-air Patriot missile at the drone, which came from the area of Quneitra - which has seen fierce clashes between Syrian rebels and regime forces.
The Israel Defense Forces told the Associated Press that the drone appeared to have belonged to the Syrian military and had flown accidentally into Israeli airspace.
The IDF said that the drone was identified in Israel's air space and shot down by a ground-to-air Patriot missile. The IDF "will respond to any breach of Israel's sovereignty," Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Syria
KEYWORDS: assad; iran; israel; lebanon; syria
posted on 08/31/2014 12:31:53 PM PDT
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a PATRIOT??? dear God, that's ~1 to 2 $million and bigger then the drone... i would hope it was something more along the lines of a Stinger or something
posted on 08/31/2014 12:52:16 PM PDT
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posted on 08/31/2014 12:53:21 PM PDT
Exceeding expensive solution. Achmed may be learning to attempt exhausting Israeli high tech weaponry because MadMo’s Koranimals do not have such weapons and can’t make it.
posted on 08/31/2014 1:02:21 PM PDT
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“The Israeli Air Force downed an unmanned drone (UAV) over the Golan Heights....”
Is there any such thing as a ‘manned drone’?
posted on 08/31/2014 1:10:21 PM PDT
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Why? It was just a pepperoni pizza delivery.
posted on 08/31/2014 1:12:43 PM PDT
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Exceeding expensive solution. Achmed may be learning to attempt exhausting Israeli high tech weaponry because MadMos Koranimals do not have such weapons and cant make it.
Here's a video of Raytheon's robotic factory for manufacturing the SM-3 missile (used on Aegis cruisers, has successfully destroyed orbiting satellites).
I'd be willing to bet they're using the same technology to manufacture the Patriot system, or soon will.
posted on 08/31/2014 1:19:22 PM PDT
by Steely Tom
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posted on 08/31/2014 1:23:00 PM PDT
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I thought drones were un-peopled (being PC) - that’s the purpose, right?
posted on 08/31/2014 1:45:35 PM PDT
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Didn’t the RAF knock the buzz bombs off course by putting a wing tip under them and nudging them?
posted on 08/31/2014 2:13:02 PM PDT
isn’t unmanned drone redundant?
posted on 08/31/2014 3:57:09 PM PDT
by bravo whiskey
(we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
In order to be worth the expenditure of a Patriot missile, that enemy drone must’ve been a rather large target. The next question is — who's supplying them to the Syrians and which side of the civil war launched it? I'll guess the drone was Iranian in origin with Syrian controllers and Iranian advisers?
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