Israel has confirmed the use of an additional unmanned air system to its usual air force and land force assets during its “Brother’s Keeper” and “Protective Edge” operations earlier this year.

With mini UAS having provided critical support in these and other recent Israeli anti-terror operations, its military made extensive use of the SpyLite, manufactured by BlueBird Aero Systems.

This is the first time that the Israel’s defence establishment has revealed the use of such equipment beyond the Elbit Systems Hermes 450 and Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 1 operated by its air force, and the Elbit Skylark operated by ground units. […]