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April 1, 2014 12:56 am

Report: Israel Deploys Unmanned Patrol Vehicle on Lebanese Border

avatar by Shiryn Ghermezian

Israel - Lebanon border near Rosh Hanikra. Photo: wiki commons.

Israel installed a “spying device” near its border with Lebanon, Lebanon’s Daily Star reported on Monday

Residents of Kfar Kila, a village near the border, saw a military unmanned vehicle driving slowly before the device was planted along the border’s barbed wire fence, according to the report. Israeli combat aircraft were also spotted flying over the Kfarshouba and the Shebaa Farms, as well as over other areas in south Lebanon.

According to the Israel Defense website, the mysterious machine was an Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (UGCV). The function of the UGCV is to locate demolition charges and holes along the border fence. It can be equipped with weapon emplacements and can carry cameras, sensors and speakers.

The UGCV, which is directed by the Israel Defense Forces operations room near the border fence, was first deployed around the Gaza Strip but was only recently extended to the northern border of Israel.

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