Excellent news! A very strange drone, in this case an unmanned helicopter (WTH!?) first appeared over the Mediterranean Sea off the Gaza Strip and then moved inland over southern Israel, photographing the Dimona nuclear plant and various US (US?!) and Israeli (oh Hell, let’s just call the bases “USraeli”) bases in the region. The drone may well have recorded electronic signatures from all of the US and Israeli bases in the region.
It flew over the Negev, the town of Beersheva and the Israeli Air Force base at Nevatim. In addition, its targets were probably the air defense systems of the Dimona reactor and the US X-band radar base in the Negev which links back to the US X-band radar system in Turkey. Those are the forward eyes of “USraeli” defense system against a ballistic missile attack from Iran.
The Israelis decided at first to down the UAV electronically, thereby bringing it down intact so they could study it. However, the UAV counterattacked and would not allow itself to be brought down by electronic means. Hence a cyberbattle took place for 30 minutes over southern Israel. When the drone neared the West Bank, it was shot down over the Yatir Forest near Mt. Hebron.
An Israeli military spokesman said that the drone came from Hezbollah! If that is true, it must have come from Hezbollah via Iran. Whatever intelligence it gathered over southern Israel was likely relayed to its Iranian control station, which surely exists, but no one knows where it is. Further, no one knows where the UAV originated from. The entire mission was a surprise and caught “USraeli” intelligence completely unawares. That is quite a coup right there.
Those responsible for the drone appear to be Hezbollah (possibly launching it), Iran (manufacture and receipt of signals, plus control of the drone while over Israel) and probably Hamas (they were probably in on this somehow.