UAV Crash In Lebanon Reveals Secret Israeli Weapon

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On March 31, an Israeli drone crashed in southern Lebanon as a result of a “technical failure”, according to the Israeli Army. Experts were able to identify the drone as the Hermes 450 medium size multi-payload Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) manufactured by the Israeli Elbit Systems company.

UAV Crash In Lebanon Reveals Secret Israeli Weapon

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Unexpectedly, the Hermes 450 UAV remains in the crash site revealed that it had been armed with at least four projectiles. Israel don’t acknowledge that Hermes 450 is an armed UAV and its officials have refused to confirm the use of armed UAVs on many occasions before.

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This is not the first time experts come across an evidence that proves the Israelis are operating armed UAVs. A report by the UK Government Communications Headquarters, which was leaked by the American whistleblower Edward Snowden, revealed that some Israeli UAVs are indeed armed. A video from the report even showed an Israeli Heron TP UAV carrying a “missile shaped object”, according to the Intercept.

UAV Crash In Lebanon Reveals Secret Israeli Weapon

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After a close look, experts were also able to identify the projectiles, that were carried by the Hermes 450, as an Israeli-made small diameter guided missile known as “Mikholit”. The specifications of the missiles are unknown but most open sources suggest that it is linked to the Israeli-made Nimrod missile, that’s guided with semi-active laser.

The Mikholit missile was first spotted during the Gaza Strip 2014 war. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) reportedly used the missile to target individuals of the Palestinian Hamas Movement in urban areas indicating the missile’s high accuracy.

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In September 2015, the Mikholit missile made a second, more surprising appearance, this time in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq released a video showing a Mikholit missile that had been used to target ISIS fighters there.

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Following the incident, several Israel news outlets reported that the IAF had carried out several airstrikes using armed UAVs against the Palestinian elements of ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula.

And now for the first time ever we know that Israel is also operating armed UAVs over Lebanon, although the situation there is very stable currently. This suggests that Israel may be also operating such amed UAVs over other countries, mainly Syria.

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  • Hrky75

    “Technical failure” – well placed MANPADs are known to cause some “moderate” failures, occasionally…

    • Deo Cass

      Even S200’s armed with swarms of birds instead of missiles, like the one that shot down the Zionist multi-billion dollar F35. lol!

      • You can call me Al

        Shush that is a secret.

  • Murtadha Mustafa

    ISRAEL a War Terror & Criinal must be punished…

    • Rob

      Israel are terrorists & war criminals backed by USA/UK/EU entities and must be punished.

  • georgeking

    How nice, now send missiles to Iran for reverse engineering and E.W. counter measurements.

    • Deo Cass

      Iran also has its indigenous miniature, high precision drone launched missiles.

    • Rob

      How nice, now send drone and missiles both to Iran for reverse engineering and Electronic Warfare and countermeasure.

  • Deo Cass

    This start to make sense now. Israeli pilots are not that stupid after all to dare invade Syrian or Lebanese airspace and instead they use armed drones which the Zionist propagana machine attributes to airstrikes by undecactable F35’s for example to hype the idea of the invulnerability of the IDF. Well, this proves that IDF military personnell aren’t that brave after all like for example Hezbollah fighters.

    • subee7

      If this would have been deliberate….a whole city would have been wiped out. The Isralies are excellent and very capable.

      • EarthPerson

        Excellent at shooting unarmed civilians and little children perhaps… the Israelis are great at rounding up and expelling black skinned refugees seeking refuge there… at calling black people monkeys (as Israel’s chief rabbi is on record as saying). Israel excells at being a racist obnoxious stain on humanity. Israel itself is a war crime…. as any serious student of history who knows all those gory details of the pre-state history during the era of the British Mandate… and the terrorrism and genocidal ethnic cleansing that the Stern Gang and the Irgun were both guilty of in 1948-49.

      • Bob

        The Israeli air force is very capable service – but would want to be, given all the US subsidized hardware – but Israeli ground forces are self-hyped conscripts.

      • Ace

        What weapon system are you referring to? If it’s the drone, its warheads are small and intended to damage high-value targets because of what I assume is extremely precise guidance. One warhead might collapse a multi-story building but more than that I doubt.

  • Vince Dhimos

    Time to set up Pantsirs in Lebanon.

  • Bob

    The wing of this model drone is very centered to overall weight mass and slightly raised above overall mass, this suggests the drone is designed to detach objects in flight – bombs or missiles – without the detaching of a projectile that is relatively heavy to the drone itself disturbing the balance and handling of the drone. It’s a payload model.

  • Freespirit

    YES,YES, are we seeing the RETURN of Jerry Adams to his IRISH REPUBLIC ROOTS –Out with those FAKE Jews presently in Ireland, where, in Dublin we still fly the Palestinian flag.We had enough with the British: https://www.rt.com/news/422900-gaza-adams-israel-ireland/

    • subee7

      God help you… your ignorance is overwhelming.

      • Freespirit

        PROVE that, because ANYONE can SAY what you just did

      • EarthPerson

        @subee7: look in the mirror… you will stare into the abyss of your own willful ignorance. Israel is an ethno-supramacist apartheid fascist regime. This is clear from its numerous callous inhuman criminal actions and its ethno-supramacist core ideology. ALL forms of ethno-supremacism are odious anti-humanist cancers including Zionism… theJewish brand of ethno-supremacism.

        • Freespirit

          Very well-stated

  • Steve Bell

    According to Israeli logic, Lebanon is now entitled to bomb Israel- 200,000 should send the cowards to their tent city in Patagonia.

  • Steve Bell

    According to Israeli logic, Lebanon is now entitled to bomb Israel- 200,000 missiles should send the cowards to their tent city in Patagonia.

    • Ace

      I thought it was in Argentina? Am I wrong yet again?

  • Angelo Cinarelli

    ISRAEL CANCER OF THIS WORLD!!

    • Guido Travaglini

      WTF ya saying little Italianate?

      • EarthPerson

        WTF are you saying… pezzo di merda?

      • Merijn

        You appear to me as a ZioNazi-Lover

    • Freespirit

      …….And gift them to any planes from Tel Aviv :-)

    • subee7

      Israel is protecting it’s tiny Country against all the hate-seeking Muslims.

      • EarthPerson

        By brutalizing, beating and murdering Palestinian children? Is this what you refer to by “protecting”. Are the brutal Israeli armed settler thugs peace loving in your eyes? Are you that blinded by your ideological support for Zionism that you cannot see wgat a cancer it is?

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Israel also has UAV’s stationed in Saudi Arabia and have flown over Yemen multiple times (if armed or not I do not know)
    Israel has also flown UAV’s over Iran, in fact Iran shot one down about three years back and showed off all of the footage as proof.
    The author of this article is quite unaware of Israels proven UAV usage and over its true extended range and what countries we have footage of them flying over.
    Israel is so far ahead of Russia and Europe and China and Iran on UAV’s that Russia will never even catch up.
    After Israel conquers the Middle East, then Israel will be flying invisible UAV’s over Moscow and the Russians will be targeted after Jew’s are done with the Palestinians and Syrians.
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HzH7eKb1IQ8/maxresdefault.jpg

    • =Kory Walace

      yikes!!

    • EarthPerson

      The one thing that Israel clearly leads the world in is the depravity of its ethno supremacist Zionist ideology, its propensity to torture and murder children in Palestine (who committed the crime of not being born Jewish) Israel is an apartheid hellhole!

  • Smaug

    Let me tell you how manufactured this news is; at least 5 years ago I read an article in an American science magazine that the IAF had precision munitions that could destroy a car without endangering the traffic around it and were working on miniaturizing that to kill a person in a crowd without endangering anyone else. Also for several years news involving Israeli drones had been floating around, most recently in the Sinai campaign against ISIS.
    Also if the Lebanese had found something new and shocking they would sell the information to other governments instead of broadcasting it.

    • EarthPerson

      Yes… Israel dedicates itself to perfecting techniques for selectively murdering people. Israel itself is a war crime.

      • Smaug

        Thank you for seeing the logic in my argument.

        • EarthPerson

          Israel is at the nexus of so many of earth’s problems. It should have compromised and made real peace, instead it has chosen the path of embracing the racist settler movement and the Yinon Plan for an imperial greater Israel, controlling the worlds oil, enthusiastically sacrificing tens of thousands of young American lives (including those left physically alive, but suffering from life long severe brain trauma from concussion injuries sustained in Iraq and the other wars for Israel) while murdering & otherwise brutalizing millions of unfortunate people in MENA in the arch of chaos Israel has generated for itself… around itself. Using the US war beast to take out all of its potential strategic competitor states, as clearly enunciated in the 1999 PNAC manifesto.

          • Smaug

            Rambling anti-semetic tirade, check. Addresses nothing I actually said, check. Blatant historical revisionism, double check.

            All you have to do is equate Jews with Communists and it will be clear to all that you’re a neo-Nazi.

          • ZP

            by that logic 95% of world’s population has suddenly turned into neo-Nazis? or is it anti-semite this time? Get real…

          • Smaug

            The good news is you’re not lying to me, the bad news is you’re lying to yourself.

          • ZP

            Void of logic and arguments you resort to personal attacks, you may as well have monologue so you always stay on top why posting here at all?

          • EarthPerson

            The good news is that the world is waking up to the racist ugliness of Zionists. Zionists are all racists. Quick to call others “anti-semite”… cause it makes em feel better before going out to shoot a couple more Palestinian kids in the face

          • EarthPerson

            LOL… Trotting out the old “anti-semite” card is such a predictable move… It’s the Zionist go to. Call me whatever your hasbara script instructs you to call me, does notcgange the dact that Israel is a sick racist place, where soldiers shoot children in the face. Zionism is rooted in ethno-supremacist ideology. Zionism = Nazism. Boycott Israel, until this racist apartheid evil is rooted out.

  • russ

    First order of business is to finish up in Syria. Don’t you think Israel knows that after this Hezbollah will give them their undivided attention?

  • Starlight

    That zionist appeaser, Putin, is a key partner of the depraved neo-nazi jew drone program- and forces the Russian military to work with the jew terrorists in this regard. Don’t believe me- google it. Southfront has actually boasted about the military alliance between the jew filth and Putin many times in the past.

    • John Brown

      Why don’t you post the links? No links = lies.