For the first time since 2006, the Israeli Air Force has lost a manned aircraft in combat. The F-16I fell victim to a Syrian surface-to-air missile in a complex game of cat and mouse over northern Syria and the Golan Heights.

The Mohajer-6 UCAV hand-over ceremony on February 5 this year. Ali Naderi
The Saeghe UAV unveiling ceremony at the Shahed Aerospace Industries facility in October 2016. Keyvan Tavakkoli


IN THE EARLY hours of February 10, an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Air and Space Force (IRGCASF) Saeghe unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) — a reverseengineered version of the

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