The Israeli army confirmed the loss of reconnaissance drones in Syria
Tactical UAV Skylark
© AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov
TEL AVIV, March 21. /Offset. TASS Andrey Shirokov/. The Israeli army confirmed the loss of tactical reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Syria.
“Tactical UAV Skylark have been lost, circumstances of incident are investigated”, – told the correspondent of TASS in the press service of the defense Army of Israel. The interviewee of the Agency noted that the loss of blah BLAH “was not a leak of vital information.” “I can say that the incident took place Sunday, not Monday,” she added.
Earlier, Arab media reported that Syrian air defenses shot down an Israeli drone, which appeared in the sky over the city of Quneitra. UAV type Skylark used by the Israel defense forces as reconnaissance on the battalion level. The spacecraft’s weight is 7 kg, it is made by Israeli defense group Elbit and exported to 30 countries . In mid-March this drone was lost by the Israeli army in the Gaza strip, and in January near the border with Lebanon.
March 17, the Israeli air force attacked several targets in Syria and were fired anti-aircraft missiles. On Sunday, the Israeli defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened to destroy the air defense system in Syria in case of its application against the United force of the Jewish state. The same day Minister of transport and exploration of the Jewish state of Israel Katz said that the strike was to prevent the ingress of modern weapons in hands of fighters of the Lebanese movement “Hezbollah”, fighting on the side of the Syrian army.