UAV


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Iran & Eastern States
Iranian army officials visit an underground drone base tunnel in the heart of Iran's western Zagros Mountains, on May 28, 2022.

US says Russian officials training on Iran drones

US official: The Iran, Russia relationship exemplifies why Washington must maintain presence in Middle East

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Levant & Turkey
Russian General Igor Konachenkov shows drones intercepted in the Hmeimim airbase in Syria, September 26, 2019.

Russia shoots down two drones in Syria

Russian military spokesman blames the attack on armed militants

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Defense
An Israeli Heron military drone flies over the southern Israeli city of Ashdod near the border with Gaza on November 13, 2019.

Israel's military admits to using attack drones

There are at least three types of drones that Israel uses in attack missions - Hermes 450, Hermes 900, Eitan

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International
United States National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan takes questions during the daily press briefing in Washington, DC, United States, on December 7, 2021.

US intelligence: Iran preparing drones for Russia in Ukraine

Sullivan: 'The Iranian government is preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred UAVs'

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Defense
Israeli sailors salute aboard the Atzmaut warship, a Saar 6 corvette, during a welcome ceremony by the Israeli Navy after its arrival from Germany, on August 10, 2021, in the Mediterranean Sea, some 40 km off the Israeli coast.

Opinion: Interception of Hezbollah UAVs calls for increased vigilance

Event highlights the importance of Israeli aerial targets detection over the Mediterranean Sea

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Iran & Eastern States
An underground drone base tunnel of the Iranian Army in the heart of the country's western Zagros Mountains.

Aerospace engineer found dead - Iranian media reports

Dr. Ayoob Entezari found dead of food poisoning

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North Africa
Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israeli border with Egypt, on August 19, 2011.

Israel’s army shoots down Egyptian drone in Israeli skies

Egypt is battling an Islamic State-led insurgency in the Sinai, one that Israel reportedly helps contain

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Ukraine - Russia War
The Russian-flagged cargo vessel Baltic Leader, which was impounded by French naval forces in the Channel in the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, May 9, 2022.

Russia’s transport minister says country’s logistics ‘practically broken’ by sanctions

Russian officials are forced to look for 'new logistical corridors'

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Defense
Hezbollah drone shot down by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) after crossing from Lebanon into Israeli territory, May 17, 2022.

Hezbollah drone shot down after crossing into Israeli territory - IDF

Hezbollah's last drone launch was in February

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Defense
ILLUSTRATIVE - An Israeli drone circles over Gaza City on August 3, 2014.

Israel's military intercepted two Iranian drones last year

According to reports, the drones carried firearms meant for terror groups in Gaza

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Defense
Illustration of a drone, August 17, 2020.

Hezbollah claims drone flew nearly 20 miles into Israeli airspace

Lebanese terror group said that UAV was able to evade detection for 30 minutes after Friday's launch

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The Gulf
Une vue générale prise le 29 mai 2019 montre la capitale émiratie Abou Dhabi

UAE: 3 killed, 6 injured in alleged drone strike claimed by Houthis

Pakistani, two Indian nationals killed when three fuel tanks exploded in Abu Dhabi, state media reports

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Middle East
A security official holds part of the wreckage of a drone with Arabic that reads, "revenge operations for our leaders," at Baghdad airport, Iraq, January 3, 2022.

US-led coalition in Iraq stops another armed drone attack

Two explosive-laden drones destroyed before reaching military base housing US troops in Anbar province

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The Gulf
A pilot puts on his helmet before taking off in an F-35 stealth fighter at Ogden air base, Utah, on March 15, 2017

Emirati official: UAE suspends talks with US on F-35 jets

Emirates says security requirements to prevent Chinese espionage too burdensome

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Middle East
Handout image showing a military drone being fired into the air during an exercise on the shore of the Gulf of Oman in Iran's Balushistan coastal region, November 7, 2021.

Opinion: Iran's UAV fleet, the threat and ways to neutralize it

Drone wars: what happens in the Middle East does not stay contained to the region

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Middle East
Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz delivers a presentation  at Reichman University in Herzliya, Israel, on November 23, 2021.

DM Gantz says Iran used a drone to send explosives to West Bank

During the conference, Defense Minister detailed several purported instances of Iran's operational use of UAVs

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Diplomacy & defense
Members of Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display a drone as they attend a rally in Beit Lahiya, a city in the Gaza Strip, on May 30, 2021.

Israel: Iron Dome takes down Hamas drone near Gaza border

There were no rocket alert sirens heard in the Israeli communities near the border during the incident

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Middle East
A picture made available on December 25, 2014 by Iranian Jamejam newspaper's website (Jamejam online) shows Iranian Army ground forces moving an Iranian made drone during the "Mohammad Rasoul Allah" military drill in the Oman Sea port city of Bandar Jask in southern Iran.

US sanctions Iran's drone program over supplies to Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' UAVs 'have been used to attack US forces and international shipping'

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Levant & Turkey
Handout photo obtained on November 7, 2020, shows an armed MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) as it flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range on July 15, 2019.

Syria: al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike, Pentagon reports

The strike comes two days after a base housing US-led coalition fighters was attacked

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Levant & Turkey
The al-Tanf military outpost in southern Syria, which garrisons US troops, on October 22, 2018

Drones strike military base housing US troops in Syria

Central Command states the US 'will respond at a time and place of our choosing'

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Israel
An aerial photo of the Kashan base in Iran, used to train terrorists from Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon in employing UAVs.

Israel's Defense Minister Gantz: 'Time has come for action' on Iran

The defense minister revealed that Iran is training terrorists in the country's Kashan military base

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Middle East
Saudi state television shows an airplane damaged in an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels at an airport near Abha, Saudi Arabia, on February 10, 2021.

Drone attack on southern Saudi airport wounds 8

Attack comes days after strike on Yemeni government airbase, killing 30 soldiers

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Diplomacy & defense
Defense Minister Benny Gantz (center) tours the Lebanese border area with senior IDF commanders on April 20, 2021.

Benny Gantz: UAV used in Mercer Street attack launched from Iran

"Iran has the intention to destroy the State of Israel and is working on developing the means to do so"

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Diplomacy & defense
A drone recovered by Israeli troops in southern Israel on August 13, 2021, which the military said entered Israeli airspace from the Gaza Strip two days earlier

IDF shoots down Hamas drone that crossed into Israeli territory

Drone that entered southern Israel two days earlier was recovered by Israeli troops on Friday