Israel reveals information on Iranian IRGC escalating UAV terror

As a potential nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is imminent, the Israeli military on Monday revealed information on the drone program of Iran’s terrorist designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including a new video of Israeli planes shooting down several Iranian IRGC drones.

Israel has repeatedly warned that Iranian IRGC drones pose a serious threat to the region, especially as Tehran seeks to arm its proxy militias across Israel’s borders. Israel has also pointed out that the imminent nuclear deal does not address the issue of drones, as well as the bigger question, Iran’s proxy militias.

Israeli military officials said Monday that “drone assassination” is a new and global issue, accusing Tehran of attacking both military and civilian targets across the Middle East.

In identifying the drone, the Israeli military said it saw a model 197 made by Iran’s defense industry. It has a range of 2,000 kilometers, a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour, and a wingspan of seven meters. According to the defense forces, the drone can carry tens of kilograms of missiles.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) also provided new details of the Iranian drone, which allegedly carried TNT to groups based in the West Bank and was shot down by the Israeli Defense Forces on February 10, 2018. The news was announced by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz last year.

Coincidentally the IRGC recently unveiled its “two missile and drone cities” and announced that there are drones with a range of two thousand kilometers in this city, which further confirms Israel’s claims regarding its drone and missile program.

The IDF believes Iran is attempting to arm all of its proxies in the region — in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen — with hundreds and even thousands of unmanned aerial vehicles, in addition to providing military training, funding and arming of these militias across the region.

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