Air Force says it has received new Spark drone

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Israeli Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar places the roundel of the IAF on the new 'Spark' UAV, during a ceremony September 10, 2023. (IDF)
Israeli Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar places the roundel of the IAF on the new 'Spark' UAV, during a ceremony September 10, 2023. (IDF)

The Israeli Air Force says it has received a new and advanced unmanned aerial vehicle, dubbed Spark.

The Spark UAV, developed by the Rafael and Aeronautics defense firms, will be operated by the IAF’s 144th Squadron.

The military does not provide further details on the model of the drone.

According to the IDF, the Spark UAV “will significantly improve the ability of the operating troops to act offensively and effectively according to data that will be received.”

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