Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
Skylark drone
Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

IDF surveillance drone crashes in Syria

A small Skylark IDF drone crash lands near southwestern town of al-Khader near Israeli border; IDF announces crash caused by technical malfunction, no classified information compromised.

An IDF unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crash landed Tuesday evening in the al-Khader area in southwestern Syria. The IDF announced that the incident, which is being investigated, was due to a technical failure and that no classified information was compromised.



In July, 2017, a Skylark drone crashed in the Gaza Strip. Then as well, the IDF declared that classified information was not compromised.


Skylark drone    (צילום: דובר צה"ל )

Skylark drone


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The Skylark, the IDF’s smallest drone model, is operated by the Artillery Corps and is intended for tactical missions such as patrol and intelligence gathering. This is the fifth in a series of such drone crashes since the start of 2017 in Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank.


Skylark model UAV (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
Skylark model UAV (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)


In March, 2017, a Skylark drone crashed in northern Gaza during routine operational activities. A few days later, it was announced that the crash was due to human error and no classified information was compromised.


Two months later, a similar drone crashed in southern Lebanon, near the Israeli border.




פרסום ראשון: 06.19.18, 23:14
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