Hezbollah continues to successfully target Israel’s supposedly invincible UAVs

In recent days, Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for shooting down Israel’s Hermes 900 UAV, a weapon that was previously thought to be beyond their interception capabilities. The armed group in Lebanon used anti-aircraft weapons to target the UAV, which was equipped with missiles designed to attack their areas.

The Israeli army has confirmed the downing of one of its UAVs by an anti-aircraft missile while operating in Lebanese airspace. This incident marks the third time that Hezbollah has announced the downing of an Israeli UAV since the conflict between the two sides escalated eight months ago. In addition to the Hermes 900, Hezbollah also claimed to have shot down the enemy’s Hermes 450 UAV.

The Hermes 900, developed by Israel’s Elbit Systems, is an upgraded version of the Hermes 450 series with improved flight range, payload, and operating time. However, observers suggest that Hezbollah may possess air defense missiles capable of intercepting targets at high altitudes. This development raises concerns about further escalation and increased tensions between Israel and Hezbollah.

Recent fighting between the two sides has involved attacks using suicide UAVs and precision strikes on vehicles carrying militants. The conflict has resulted in casualties on both sides, with hundreds dead in Lebanon, including fighters and civilians, and casualties on the Israeli side as well. Despite efforts to de-escalate tensions, the situation remains volatile with the risk of further escalation looming.

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