The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) among militaries is skyrocketing. It isn’t just military forces that are using drones. Their use in the civilian world has increased as well, as the technology is cheap, fairly easy to learn, and offers good results. But their use by terrorist groups and hostile military forces raises concerns.

Drones can carry out surveillance and intelligence gathering whereas UAVs can provide up-to-the-minute intelligence on enemy positions, dispositions, and terrain. Drones are also used for battlefield damage assessments and of course, weapons delivery. And weapons delivery is what worries military forces the most.  

That is why the U.S. military is currently testing an Israeli-built drone interception system. The new system is already being flown along the Gaza border in Israel, where Israeli soldiers are using it to neutralize incendiary-laden drones and balloons launched from Gaza at Israel.

The Israelis were initially caught off guard by Hamas’s use of incendiary balloons and drones that once deployed, would burn thousands of acres of southern Israel’s farmland, kill, and injure civilians.