In August 2018, for the first time, Hizbullah revealed drones and the short-range 75-kilometer Khaibar missile that it used during the July 2006 war with Israel. These are on display as part of a new exhibition held at the organization's "Museum for Jihadi Tourism" (also known as the "Mleeta Tourist Landmark") in Mleeta, South Lebanon, to mark 12 years since the war. Reports about these new exhibits and others were published in various Hizbullah media.
This document presents details from these reports.
Hizbullah's "Aerial Force" Displayed At The Mleeta Museum
Referring to the new exhibits presented at the museum, the head of Hizbullah's media department, 'Ali Daher, told the organization's news website Al-'Ahed that, until recently, the museum had displayed only old-generation drones, but now drones of several generations, which can carry out a variety of missions, are on display. The report stated that Hizbullah has a fleet of advanced drones stamped with the emblem of the organization's "aerial force," which first came into operational use during the July 2006 war, and includes Mirsad-1 and Mirsad-2 aircraft. It added that the drones were used in the "operation for liberating Al-Juroud" in 2017, and "took part in exposing the dens of the takfiris" (i.e., Salafi-jihadi organizations).
The emblem of Hizbullah's "aerial force" (image: almanar.com.lb, August 3, 2018)Hizbullah drones at the Mleeta museum (image: alahednews.com, August 1, 2018)
Hizbullah drones at the Mleeta museum (image: Hizbullah's Twitter page, @C_Military3, August 1, 2018)
This is an excerpt from a MEMRI Special Dispatch. To view the full report, click here.