Hizbullah is using sophisticated radars to track Israeli fighter jets on reconnaissance flights over Lebanon, Israeli media have reported, according to NAHARNET.
The new technology can identify all Israeli planes, according to sources within Israel’s security establishment. By locking on to the jets as targets, Hizbullah can then fire missiles at them, they said.
In such an event, Israeli pilots can change the route of their jets, especially when they are simply on intelligence gathering missions, the reports added.
According to the Israeli media, Hizbullah has acquired the radar technology since Russia’s entry into the Syrian civil war.
“The connection between Hizbullah, Russia and Syria have greatly changed the rules of the game in the region,” a security official was quoted as saying by Walla.
“Hizbullah is indicating to Israel that it is ready for the next stage,” the official added. NAHARNET