Israeli Patriot shoots down intruding drone over Golan

The IDF spokesman has confirmed that a hostile drone from Syria was intercepted Saturday over the Golan by a Patriot anti-missile battery stationed in the Galilee town of Safed. The drone, apparently on an intelligence-gathering mission, was shot down over the Golan demilitarized zone which marks the border between Syria and Israel. The IDF fired the Patriot after communicating with the Israel-Russian liaison mission in Syria. Syrian, Hizballah, Iranian and Russian UAVs are constantly in action over the Syrian Golan. People in the Galilee report continuous explosions.

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2 thoughts on “Israeli Patriot shoots down intruding drone over Golan

  • Nov 11, 2017 @ 14:12 at 14:12

    It seems expensive to spend a Patriot just to bring down a drone. Patriots were designed to bring down rockets. Drones move at slower speeds than rockets and by can be captured or destroyed by lower tech aircraft. I am sure the IDF knows this and is preparing the appropriate counter measures.

    • Nov 12, 2017 @ 3:17 at 3:17

      Richard, you are 100% correct. A waste of taxpayer money. I believe each Patriot costs $50k.


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