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Hezbollah Shot Down Never-Seen-Before Israeli Drone Over South Lebanon (Photos)

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Hezbollah Shot Down Never-Seen-Before Israeli Drone Over South Lebanon (Photos)

A Hezbollah fighter stands at a watch tower at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border. Photo: REUTERS

On September 30, Hezbollah announced that its fighters had shot down an Israeli drone over its heartland, South Lebanon.

In a statement, Hezbollah said that the drone was targeted with “suitable weapons” while it was flying over Maryamen valley near the town of Yater.

The Lebanese group shared photos of the small drone that was clearly made up of commercially-available parts. The drone is powered by five electric engines, four directed downward, most like for vertical takeoff and landing, and a larger one directed backward, apparently the drone’s main propellant. The drone also has short fixed wings.

Hezbollah Shot Down Never-Seen-Before Israeli Drone Over South Lebanon (Photos)

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Hezbollah Shot Down Never-Seen-Before Israeli Drone Over South Lebanon (Photos)

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Hezbollah Shot Down Never-Seen-Before Israeli Drone Over South Lebanon (Photos)

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Hezbollah Shot Down Never-Seen-Before Israeli Drone Over South Lebanon (Photos)

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The drone’s main payload was a Sony Alpha mirrorless digital camera that was installed under the main body on a stabilized gimbal. The drone was also equipped with a small forward-looking camera.

Hezbollah Shot Down Never-Seen-Before Israeli Drone Over South Lebanon (Photos)

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Hezbollah Shot Down Never-Seen-Before Israeli Drone Over South Lebanon (Photos)

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Avichay Adraee, a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces, acknowledged that a drone was lost over Lebanon without elaborating.

“A while ago, during a regular activity, a military drone fell inside Lebanese territory,” Adraee said. “The incident is under investigation.”

Hezbollah and the Lebanese military shot down several small Israeli military drones over the last few years. The IDF does not usually respond to such incidents.

The drone shot down by Hezbollah over Maryamen valley was apparently especially designed to carry out a specific mission. The Lebanese group rapid response confirms that the drone was flying over a sensitive area.

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Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

Thats a rudamentary cheapo drone. No funding from Uncle Sam? Oy vey ..

Ahson

lol……looks like someone put this contraption together in his garage no?

goingbrokes

Yep, it is probably a student stunt.

Peppe il Sicario

It’s Nutty-yoyo’s new hobby since he’s unemployed now and most of his friends, like Trump, too!

S Balu

Ahson Absolutely just like your brown stained smelly dhoti

block

Craplaeli garbage drown tech. zionist trash that a PKT could easily destroy.

Last edited 11 months ago by block
gary

Maybe a trojan horse

Arch Bungle

Never seen before. Never seen after.

block

More crashed garbage. Where is obama with his ridiculous “give us our drone back” demand to Iran. Idiotic clown.

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