UAV Crashes in Mediterranean; IDF Investigates

Elbit's Hermes UAVAn Israel Air Force  UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) went down in the Mediterranean on Tuesday. The IDF spokesperson’s office confirmed the crash, and said it will be investigated.

Navy ships and an IAF helicopter worked together to pull the UAV out of the water. The UAV that crashed has been identified as a Hermes 450 model.

In mid-July an Israeli UAV crashed near the border with Egypt. IDF officials said the crash was deliberately caused by operators in response to a technical problem.

That UAV, too, was located and taken in for analysis.

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