The IDF disclosed on Monday that in the past year, two Iranian drones were intercepted and shot down by IAF F-35 jets far from Israeli skies in an apparent attempt to develop a weapons-smuggling route to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The operation took place in coordination with neighboring countries. The UAVs were detected and tracked throughout their flight by ground control units. A year ago, Iran unsuccessfully launched two UAV’s towards Israel. Iran has since developed new drones able to carry large loads of weapons and explosives with a range of 3,000km and able to fly as low as 200-400m above the ground to evade detection.