System Spots Aircraft from Afar

Ad Feedback - JERUSALEM, Israel - A new electro-optical system will help Israel Air Force (IAF) Air Defense Forces identify incoming aircraft from long distances.

The new system, Sniper, which became operational last month, is equipped with two night-vision cameras, which allow the IAF to begin tracking fast-moving aircraft dozens of miles away.

In the past four years, the number of unidentified aircraft approaching Israel has increased significantly.

"This increase in alerts is a result of the ever-changing security reality in Israel and because air defense forces are more heavily deployed throughout the country today than they were several years ago," one IAF officer explained.

The system will be installed next to all the Patriot missile batteries to help determine when the IAF must intercept an incoming aircraft and thwart potential hijackings by Islamic terror groups.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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