May 14, 2018
Israeli Drone Racers Knock Down “Kite Bombs” from Gaza – Yaniv Kubovich (Ha’aretz)
Israel has begun enlisting amateur drone racers to deal with the onslaught of burning kites being flown from Gaza into Israel, where they start fires.
The racer drones, first deployed on Friday, either fly through the kites to shred them or down them with the help of fishhooks.
On Saturday, Israeli security forces arrived at a site where a kite landed and discovered an explosive device hidden inside, with a remote detonator which could be operated from a mobile phone.
See also IDF Deploys Drones to Counter Incendiary Kites – Anna Ahronheim (Jerusalem Post)
The IDF is using small remote-controlled aircraft with knives on their wings to counter incendiary kites launched from Gaza.
The IDF has downed more than 40 kites, according to Walla.