Islamic resistance movement Hezbollah has provided more information on the unmanned air vehicle it flew into Israeli airspace early last month (Flight International, 16-22 November).

A version of the Iranian-developed Mohadjer 4 air vehicle, the Mirsad 1, has a claimed payload capacity of 50kg (110lb), which Hezbollah reportedly says could include an explosive charge for strikes "deep into Israel".

Hezbollah is believed to have acquired eight Mirsad 1 air vehicles from Iran, with deliveries made earlier this year. Tehran is believed to be providing continued support, with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps thought to have provided assistance during the 7 November flight over the northern Israeli town of Nahariyya.

Source: Flight International