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“Israel Air Force Pilots Practice Shooting Down Enemy Drones in Massive Drill”
by The Jerusalem Post   
April 30th, 2014

The Israel Air Force held a large exercise for fighter jets and combat helicopters in recent days to practice shooting down hostile drones.

The drill is part of a series of training exercises designed to prepare pilots for the growing threat of the drones that Hezbollah and Hamas have.

The pilots simulated responses to the detection of drones near the country’s borders, and scrambling aircraft on interception missions.

In addition to pilots, air controllers, equipped with detection and alert systems, took part in the exercise.

“This year, we drilled responses to a different type of drone. One that is more advanced, faster and which can remain in the air longer than the standard drone…

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