Israel has long been considered an innovator in UAV technology.
So imagine Jerusalem's surprise when the Israel Defense Force
spotted a UAV flying over northern Israel -- and realized it wasn't
American intelligence experts have tripled the number of
shoulder-fired SAM missiles missing worldwide. At least 4,000
MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems) owned by Saddam
Hussein's military before the US-led invasion last year are
unaccounted for. That makes it 6,000 MANPADS out there on the loose
somewhere, according to intelligence agencies -- up from the 2,000
they previously estimated missing.
The pilot and technician trainees are back. The process of
rebuilding is underway. If it wasn't for the absence of buildings
that stood on the grounds of NAS Pensacola (FL) just two months
ago, you'd never know that the base was devastated by a