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Iranian UAV threat leaves Israel’s defence industry searching for answers

11th March 2024 - 16:08 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


Iranian state TV recently claimed the “multitudes” of drones were being manufactured in the country. (Photo: Tasnim News Agency)

Iran has continued to invest heavily in its drone-building capacity, supplying Russia and Iranian proxies throughout the Middle East, leading defence experts in Israel to call for more defensive solutions be developed to deter the threat from UAVs.

The Israeli defence industry has been using a combination of existing technologies to meet the rapidly growing challenge of Iranian-built low-flying armed drones which have become an imminent threat since the Israel-Gaza war began on 7 October 2024.

The effort has been classified but it can be said that the upgrade would use a combination of sensors including radar and electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) capabilities.

Russia’s war in Ukraine has fuelled Iranian attempts to build an impressive production capability of different types of drones. Its drones were first sent to Russia with Iran eventually building a production line in Russia

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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