Israeli Fighter Shoots Down Suspicious Unidentified Flying Object

An F-16 fighter has just intercepted an unidentified flying object over the Dimona nuclear research centre - an Israeli nuclear weapon factory in the Negev desert. According to local media reports, it was an engine-powered unmanned balloon.

The Israeli military are "still trying to determine what that entailed", but, if it really was an engine-powered unmanned balloon, it could have been a terrorist home-made UAV like the ones that experts have been talking about for a long time now. The fact is that, with current consumer-level remote control technology and the miniaturization of explosive and surveillance devices, UAVs could be made by anyone with internet access.

Isn't 21st century warfare fun? [Ynet]

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