The exercises were carried out by the Israeli Air Force’s Defense Division on Tuesday, local media outlets reported. In 2014, the missiles successfully struck down a drone controlled by Hamas as part of Operation Protective Edge, a military operation launched by Israel against Gaza. In the 0:51 — 0:56 timeframe in the video, the Patriot’s intended target appears to be successfully picked off.
In 2016, however, a Patriot projectile was fired at a drone that had infiltrated Israeli airspace and missed. Falling shrapnel produced by the missile’s mid-flight self-detonation injured a 14-year-old girl, the Jerusalem Post reported.