Gilad Friedman, raptor researcher and doctoral student at Tel Aviv University, is responsible for a birds of prey project. He said the scientific project was to follow the migration patterns of birds of prey. “We installed GPS so we can track through which countries the birds pass through and which birds they hunt,” Friedman explained.
The researcher was speaking to a recent incident in which Hezbollah was reported in shooting down one of the birds.
“The GPS is used for research, and not spy, purposes,” Friedman stated.