Reports: Hizbullah Radars Can Track Israeli Fighter Jetsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah is using sophisticated radars to track Israeli fighter jets on reconnaissance flights over Lebanon, Israeli media, including the Hebrew Walla website, have reported.
The new technology can identify all Israeli planes, according to sources within Israel's security establishment. By locking on to the jets as targets Hizbullah can then fire missiles at them, they said.
In such an event, Israeli pilots can change the route of their jets, especially when they are simply on intelligence gathering missions, the reports added.
According to the Israeli media, Hizbullah has acquired the radar technology since Russia's entry into the Syrian civil war.
Syrian troops backed by Hizbullah have been advancing under cover of intense Russian airstrikes with the aim of besieging rebel-held parts of Aleppo, Syria's largest city, and cutting off their supply route to Turkey.
"The connection between Hizbullah, Russia and Syria have greatly changed the rules of the game in the region," a security official was quoted as saying by Walla.
"Hizbullah is indicating to Israel that it is ready for the next stage," the official added.