An IDF unmanned Skylark surveillance drone crashed in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank in Israel on Thursday evening. The IDF tracked down and recovered the wreckage, and is currently investigating the situation. The cause of the crash has not yet been declared.
According to the IDF, there is no concern that confidential information has been jeopardized due to the incident.
There have been several drone crashes in enemy territory since Skylark was delivered to IDF ground forces in 2010, most recently in May when one crashed in Lebanon.
The Skylark, built by Elbit Systems and operated by the artillery corps, is the IDF’s smallest drone measuring in at seven and a half feet and operates on all fronts for tactical surveillance. It can be launched