Israeli media: Can the IOF deal with the threat of Hezbollah's UAV?
Israeli media comment on Hezbollah's UAV, focusing on "Israel's" Iron Dome and air force's loss which amounts to $50,000 for each interceptor.
Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth said that unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Hassan's launch into Israeli territory on Friday caused panic in the north, after IOF warplanes and helicopters were launched after it, not to mention the activation of the Iron Dome air defense system and sirens in the area.
As the UAV entered “Israel”, an Iron Dome interceptor was launched. Simultaneously, warplanes and fighter helicopters were launched into the area. The costs of the failed interception are very high - prompting Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to promote the transition into an operational laser interception system, the daily added.
The report went on to say that each Iron Dome interceptor costs about $50,000, making it difficult for the IOF to deal with swarms of airplanes and UAVs in times of war, stressing that Bennett announced earlier this month that laser interception would be operational within about a year in the wake of such incidents.
Walla news added that the UAV went on a recon mission that lasted for 40 minutes and covered 70 km in occupied Palestine, stressing that it returned unharmed despite the IOF's repeated attempts to down it, which exposes new predicaments for “Israel”.
The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon announced Friday the launch of the UAV Hassan into the occupied Palestinian territories.
The resistance reported that the UAV went on a recon mission that lasted for 40 minutes and covered 70 km in occupied Palestine, adding that it returned "unharmed despite the Israeli occupation's repeated attempts to down it."
Hezbollah's secretary general, Hassan Nasrallah has recently stated that "the Resistance has acquired the ability to convert thousands of missiles into precision-strike missiles," without the need to import them from the Islamic Republic of Iran.