Israeli media reveals Iron Dome losses against Hassan UAV
The Israeli Calcalist reveals a clear Israeli failure against Hezbollah's Hassan UAV, saying its failures were over several spheres.
The Israeli occupation clearly failed Friday to down Hassan UAV, which flew 70 km into occupied Palestine over 40 minutes, the Israeli daily Calcalist reported Saturday.
"F-16 fighters, Apache helicopters, and the interceptor missiles from the Iron Dome all did not succeed in intercepting the Hassan UAV," the newspaper added.
"Israel recorded a security and economic failure at the same time," the Calcalist said, calling on the Israeli occupation government to acquire "common and cheap means of interception, especially since the cost of Israeli combat aircraft and helicopters is very high."
"A one-hour F-16 flight in the US air force amounts to $22,000, while a one-hour Apache flight in the US army costs around $4,000," the Israeli outlet revealed.
According to the same newspaper, every interceptor missile fired from the Iron Dome costs around $50,000.
Israeli Channel 13 military affairs commentator Or Helle tweeted: "Another major failure for the Iron Dome system in the north, which raises many difficult questions."
The Israeli Army Radio said Hezbollah's drone entered Israeli airspace at 11:50, where it was immediately identified. After a few minutes, it disappeared from the radar, and its location remained unknown for two hours.
Israeli KAN Arab affairs correspondent said had the supersonic booms in the Beirut skies as a result of the Israeli fighter jets' actions been the "reaction" to Hezbollah's UAV, then a problematic equation was created there [for the Israeli occupation].
The Calcalist suggested that Hezbollah wanted to embarrass the Israeli occupation through the drone.
The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon announced Friday launching a 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."