UAVs go mainstream

Astonished to discover that UAVs have gone mainstream. This J-Post article mentions in passing a Hezbollah UAV

The IDF shot down a Hizbullah UAV that had crossed
into Israeli airspace on Sunday night. Another unmanned aerial vehicle
fell out of the sky on Sunday night and crashed near Tyre, due to a
mechanical failure. The IAF also destroyed five long-range rocket
launchers in Lebanon on Sunday afternoon.

A bit of research turns up a two-year history of Hizbollah have access to UAVs, detailed well in this story and here.

I sort of expected that UAVs would bee the provenance of state-actors but componentisation, Moore’s Law and state-sponsorship are pushing them into the hands of practically anyone.



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