Watch: IAF Mini Drones Play Key Role in Search for Missing Teens

The 12-lb. Skylark mini drone keeps an eye on soldiers as they search painstakingly for abducted teens, dismantle Hamas infrastructure.

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The 12-lb. Skylark unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been keeping an eye on IDF soldiers as they search painstakingly for the teens abducted Thursday night, and dismantle Hamas' infrastructure in Judea and Samaria.

Video footage released by the IDF shows the UAV's bird's-eye view of ground operations being carried out by large scale IDF forces in Judea and Samaria.

The UAV helps commanders verify that their raids on targets are proceeding smoothly and detect ambushes, reinforcements or getaway vehicles in time. 

It can be carried in a back pack and launched into the air by one man: