Disguised drones

The IAF will probably not need to use airfields en route to bombing the nuclear facilities in Iran, they will use pilotless drones, known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, that will be controlled by some kid in an office in Petach Tikva. Because there will be so many drones buzzing around Iranian skies they will have to establish a network of lanes and intersections. There will be some older kids deciding who get preference for his or her target.

They will also for the first time use disguises so that the drones won’t be so easily identified, for example a flying vacuum cleaner will not arouse any Iranian guard’s suspicions. Alternatively they might disguise them as birds, for example who would notice an 8 foot wing span albatross over Iran. More obvious disguises might be a reproduction of Ahmedinejad, that would cause the guards to snap to attention.

The final touch is that the drones will have invisibility cloaks, so that they can’t be distingushed at all. Of course, they are too small to be seen by radar. The latest ones are hover drones, that can stand still in mid-air for long periods by using propellers going in opposite directions. These can watch and see any changes that are going on, such as for how long the guards sleep on duty. It has been said that Israel cannot destroy the huge underground bunkers that Iran has built under mountains and into the earth. But that is no longer true, explodable drones can fly directly into tunnels and bunkers and then be exploded there. This is a new kind of warfare. Why, even now, an invisible drone is hovering over Ahmedinejad’s shoulder watching what he is writing to his Iranian Guard Commanders. What’s that he’s writing, “beware of hovering invisible Israeli drones.”

About the Author
Jack Cohen was born in London and has a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University. He moved to the US and worked at the National Cancer Inst. and then Georgetown Medical School. In 1996, he Moved to Israel and became Chief Scientist of the Sheba Medical Center. He retired in 2001 and worked as a Visiting Professor at Hebrew University Medical School for 5 years.