Israel’s military has expanded its intelligence-gathering reach with a new organization called the “Depth Command” that involves operations beyond the country’s borders, and many of those missions require long-endurance unmanned aircraft. A similar mission was being conducted by a stealthy, U.S.-operated, Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel flying out of Afghanistan when it crashed in Iran. Israel is flying both larger and smaller UAVs on Depth Command missions. They include Heron 1s ...


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