Iran’s slow motion drone attack on Israel: crazy, or genius?

It was the slowest airborne attack since World War I. That may have been intentional.


Iran has launched a mass drone attack on Israel, with some of the slowest flying offensive aerial vehicles deployed since the Zeppelin raids of World War I. The result has been the loss of the majority of the drones, with very little damage inflicted on targets. But the attack served a useful political purpose for Tehran, and it suggests that massed attacks of low cost drones against sophisticated defence systems can be stopped, but ironically, may also be useful politically for the attacking nation, even if the attacks fail.

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James Anderton

Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.