Azeris Use Israeli-Made Drones to Spy on Iran, Karabakh
MOSCOW (RIA Novosti)—Azerbaijan is using drones to spy along its border with Iran and Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran’s Press TV reported on Saturday.
Iranian military experts said Azerbaijan has been using Orbiter ultra-light drones assembled with Israeli help, as well as Hermes-450 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) “for control and surveillance missions.”
Israel has sold 10 Hermes-450 drones, manufactured by Elbit Systems, to Azerbaijan between 2009 and 2012, the agency said, adding that Israeli satellites “are closely cooperating with Azeri drones.”
The Hermes-450 UAVs can be equipped with offensive systems such as air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles, as well as electronic warfare equipment.