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IDF Uses Hand-launched ‘Skylark’ Drones in Search for Kidnapped Teens

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IDF reserve soldiers in staging areas around the Gaza Strip in November 2012. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

Jerusalem PostIn the IDF’s mission to locate the three missing yeshiva students kidnapped by terrorists late last week, Operation Brother’s Keeper has mobilized intelligence and military assets from across the security spectrum, not least of all unmanned drones.

Sky Rider is a special forces unit operating from within the Artillery Corps which has been at the forefront of the IDF operations within the West Bank in recent days. The outfit’s “Skylark” drones can be carried into the field then subsequently set up and launched by its operators.

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