The object the Israel Defense Forces brought down on Sunday after it crossed into Israeli airspace from Syria was an unmanned aerial vehicle most probably of Iranian origin, the military revealed on Monday.
Debris from the drone was collected and is being examined, according to the IDF, which initially declined to describe the nature of the aircraft.
It was downed using “electronic warfare” after helicopters and fighter jets were scrambled to intercept it over open territory in northern Israel.
The drone did not pose a threat and alarms were not activated in nearby communities, the IDF said.
The incident comes after a series of airstrikes in recent days against Iranian targets in Syria attributed to Israel.