Israel announced on Wednesday that it is about to deploy its new Sky Dew defense system, designed to warn of the presence of drones, manned aircraft, advanced ammunition and any air hazards that threaten the country.
It is a radar system mounted on a huge aerostat, in the shape of a zeppelin, which is ready to be launched to the north of the country, explained the Israeli Defense Ministry, which shared images of the assembly process of the aerial platform.
“The new system strengthens the defense wall that Israel has built in the face of distant and imminent aerial threats from enemies. Through detection capabilities and the multi-layered defense system, Israel’s advantage in the area will be preserved and the operational scope required to maintain security will be enabled, “said Defense Minister Benny Gantz.
The hot air balloon technology was developed by the American company TCOM. While the sophisticated radar system was the result of a collaboration between the Ministry of Defense, the Air Force, Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI), the Israel Missile Defense Organization and the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA). , for its acronym in English).
According to the newspaper HaaretzIn recent years, Israel has detected and thwarted attempts by Iran, Lebanon and Syria to deploy advanced drones with the intention of attacking it. Hezbollah and the Hamas movement would also be investing in an advanced range of unmanned devices to threaten their territory, the newspaper added.
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