The Times Online says that Israel used unmanned aerial vehicles to destroy the truck convoys in Sudan that was going to deliver arms to Hamas. The paper says the strike was conducted because the product being delivery was especially important for Hamas: 40-mile range Fajr3 rockets that would allow them to attack Tel Aviv.
The raids were carried out by Hermes 450 drones. One source claimed they were accompanied by giant Eitan UAVs, which have a 110ft wingspan, similar to that of a Boeing 737. The drones, controlled via satellite, can hover over a target for 24 hours. The Hermes 450 squadron is based at the Palmahim air base, south of Tel Aviv, but it remains unclear from which airfield they took off.
According to the report, the Iranians were behind the shipment, an allegation rather easy to believe.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards masterminded the smuggling operation. “The Iranians arrived in Port Sudan and liaised with local smugglers,” said a source. The convoy was heading for the Egyptian border where, for a fat fee, local smugglers would take over.