Israel Air Force (IAF) Boeing F-15 combat aircraft have been conducting vital reconnaissance and surveillance missions, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) revealed recently, adding that the aircraft are able to closely monitor enemy targets without venturing outside Israeli airspace.

Targets being observed range from Hezbollah arms warehouses in southern Lebanon to terrorist elements in Syria.

The IAF’s long-range intelligence-gathering techniques are enabled by advanced cameras on the aircraft that operate horizontally, obviating the need to fly directly over targets of interest and to thus become exposed to ground fire. […]