The Syrian army shot down a spy drone of the Takfiri terrorists in the Northern province of Aleppo on Monday. The terrorists’ spy drone was downed, while spying on the Syrian army troops redeployment in the village of Sifat in Northeastern Aleppo.
Enemy drone flights over Syria have increased in recent months. In late December, the Syrian army intercepted an Israeli spy plane in the province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
“The drone was on a spying mission above the town of Hadar when it was shot down,” the Syrian television said.
The Syrian military sources noted that the Israeli drone was a Skylark I.
Israel has struck Syria several times since the start of the latter’s nearly four-year war on terrorist groups.
Skylark I is a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Israel’s Elbit Systems Company.
Skylark I is a miniature unmanned aerial vehicle. It is designed as a manpacked system for tactical surveillance and reconnaissance. Skylark is launched by hand. The payload consists of daylight CCD or optional FLIR for night operations. During operation, it sends real-time video to a portable ground station. Recovery involves a deep stall maneuver, landing on a small inflatable cushion. It has a range of 20/40 km.