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IDF drone crashes near Gaza due to technical failure
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
05/02/2013
An IDF drone crashed near Gaza this week due to a technical failure. It was recovered by a ground crew, and an investigation is underway into the precise cause of the malfunction.

The drone in question is the Sky Model type vehicle, which is operated by Artillery Corps infantry soldiers, and transmits  high-quality video feeds and coordinates of potential targets back to ground forces.

Cameras on board the drone include thermal imaging, allowing night-time observations.

There are also plans to link up the Sky Rider drone to the IDF's Digital Ground Army network, which generates a computer-generated map showing live movements of friendly and hostile forces
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