Iran’s Air Force has not been able to sustain whatever level it had until the late 1970’s, as under the Islamic Republic its planes are poorly-maintained and pilots have not demonstrated any proficiency.
The solution is the ubiquitous Unmanned Aerial Systems operated by Iranians and proxies alike – from Iran itself, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. Used against stationary or slow-moving land and maritime targets, drones enabled the Iranian to deliver munitions from afar without losing aircrew and with them deniability. Last month Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz listed 16 such attacks over the last couple of years.
How effective is this weapon, and how are Israel and its partners countering it?
– Jonathan Hessen, Host.
– Amir Oren, Editor at Large, Host of Watchmen Talk and Powers in Play.
– Brig. Gen. (Ret) Relik Shafir, Former IAF Tel Nof Commander.
– Brig. Gen. (Ret) Mark Kimmitt, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs.
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