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Hezbollah Drones over Israel
Hezbollah flew a spy drone over northern Israel today, the Lebanese militant group claimed in a broadcast on its TV channel.
Lebanese security officials confirmed the flighty.
“A Mirsad drone of the Islamic Resistance flew over settlements in the northern part of occupied Palestine and later returned safely,” Al-Manar Television said.
Two Israeli military aircraft flew over southern Lebanon shortly after the drone’s flight, Lebanese officials said. Earlier Monday, an Israeli reconnaissance plane flew over southern and eastern Lebanon, the Lebanese Army command said.
It was the second flight over Israel by a Hezbollah drone. The Iranian-backed group sent such an aircraft over northern Israel on November 7, saying it was in response to repeated Israeli violations of Lebanese air space.
The al-Mirsad-2 was built for naval photography. It has been tested twice, both times taking photographs of US warships in the Persian Gulf. The Americans shot at a slow-flying Iranian UAV- but missed.
Iran’s third drone, whose name is unknown in the West, is to be used for long-range reconnaissance flights. It is not yet operational.
Originally posted by Styki
I think this is funny.
What it all comes down to is that the US military is better against militarys like Iran.
Originally posted by proprog
do you know what is funny? just check the American health stats, and you'll quickly realise that by year 2010 no American can fit into a F-16, hahaha
That's what I call a superior army
KEEP IT REAL
While the SPY-1D has been designed primarily to detect theater ballistic missiles (TBMs) at ranges in excess of 500 kilometers, it also can track golf ball-sized targets at ranges in excess of 165 kilometers. It has the ability to track multiple targets simultaneously and help the operator determine the nature of the targets. The land-based threats of mortar, artillery and small-caliber rockets pose no detection problem for the SPY-1D.
Originally posted by proprog
I wonder if they could survive iran's awesome sunburn cruise missiles?
Originally posted by JIMC5499
3. Other than the Phalanx system there is no weapons system for engaging small, slow, low flying targets. In 1983 the only protection that the USS Independence had from Ahab the Arab in his stealth Cessna was a Sea King helicopter on patrol with an M-60 machine gun. There has been no improvement in this capability since, except that the Seahawk helos now carry miniguns.
Originally posted by Slap Nuts
SEARAM uses the same tracking system as the Phalanx system with a much greater range and can engage more than one threat simulateously. The rolling airframe missile is much like a sidewinder and can engage these targets handily. Measures are being taken against these types of threats.
[edit on 2-6-2006 by Slap Nuts]