ISIS drones appear in western parts of Mosul multiple times every day
ISIS terrorist group launched drones, especially quadcopters, every day near the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to former Operation Inherent Resolve Task Force Strike commander Col. Brett Sylvia.
The Islamic State terrorist group uses drones near the Iraqi city of Mosul on a daily basis, former Operation Inherent Resolve Task Force Strike commander Col. Brett Sylvia stated on Wednesday.
The commander noted that the high watermark in terms of drone sightings was 12 in one day.
“There were UAVs (drones) for the duration of the time that we were there,” Sylvia added.
Task Force Strike was deployed to Iraq from April 2016 to January 2017.
The US-led coalition against the Daesh took measures against the drones that would slow them down and stop flights, Sylvia continued. The Iraqi military managed to take down many drones by shooting at them, according to him.
In April, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. John Dorrian said the United States has fielded electronic warfare technology in the vicinity of Mosul capable of damaging the electrical components within commercial off the shelf drones.
In January, the US Army awarded the defense firm SRC a $65-million contract to deliver, integrate and maintain ten mobile and five fixed Silent Archer counter-drone systems, according to published reports.