MIDDLE EASTDRONE ATTACK
Iran’s stealth drone was shot down in a new way
It appears the drone was destroyed by a missile controlled with an electro-optical sensor
By STEPHEN BRYEN FEBRUARY 12, 2018 11:34 AM (UTC+8)
The drone that came from Syria and entered Israel’s airspace, triggering off a significant confrontation between Syria, Iran and Israel was a knockoff of the United States’ RQ-170. Its distinct silhouette is clearly visible on video of the drone intrusion provided by Israel’s Defense Ministry.
The RQ-170, built by Lockheed Martin, is a stealth drone, meaning that it is specially designed to evade radar. The Syrians, Iranians, Hezbollah and the Russians have been using drones heavily in the civil war in Syria, but they also have been sent into Israeli airspace.