Israel’s High Tech ‘Sky Spotter’ Tracking Gaza Terror Kites

Palestinian protestors prepare to fly a kite loaded with an incendiary during a demonstration along the border with Israel east of Jabalia in the central Gaza Strip on June 8, 2018. - Palestinians in the besieged coastal enclave have used kites carrying burning cans to set ablaze Israeli fields, torching …
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Close to 100 days since the first incendiary kite was launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel causing fires to ravage the south, the IDF has deployed a system that can spot incendiary aerial devices launched from the Gaza Strip, track them and direct firefighters to where they land.

“Since its deployment, Sky Spotter has helped detect and track dozens of terror kites and incendiary balloons that have been flown from the Gaza Strip into Israel,” read a statement by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems provided to The Jerusalem Post.

Sky Spotter is an advanced Passive Early Warning system that includes sensitive optical sensors with command and control software for real-time monitoring of the sky and allows operators to identify objects from one kilometer to tens of kilometers away.

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