IDF drone crashes in Gaza, soldiers retrieve it

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October 21, 2010 18:10




A small IDF drone crashed in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning during a routine reconnaissance operation. The Skylark 1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), manufactured by Elbit Systems is used by IDF battalions for surveillance operations and is operated by soldiers from the Artillery Corps.

The unit which operates the drones was recently established and is called Sky Rider. The IDF said that soldiers then crossed a few hundred meters into the Gaza Strip, retrieved the drone and returned it to Israel where it was undergoing tests to evaluate the cause of the crash and to determine if it was human error or due to a technical malfunction.


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