The Israeli air force is adapting some of its systems and adding others, to be ready for a wide unmanned air systems attack on targets inside the country in a future military confrontation.

The service pointed to the threat for the first time when Brig Gen Shachar Shohat, head of its defence command, addressed a conference in Tel Aviv in mid-March.

UAS flew into Israeli airspace from Lebanon on at least two occasions in 2012 and 2013, apparently on photography missions and in attempt to probe air defences. Both were shot down by air force fighter aircraft. […]