On Monday, two Lebanese citizens, Issam Hamad and his brother Usama Hamad were pleaded guilty by federal court in Minnesota. Brothers were accused of illegal export of UAV components from the United States to the Hezbollah terrorist organization, supported by the Iranian government. Among the components were inertial measuring units, digital compasses, jet and piston engines.

According to a statement made by state prosecutors, brothers bought components of unmanned aerial vehicles, after which they illegally sent them to Hezbollah. Isam will spend five years behind the bars, but the prosecution is going to ask for the commutation of sentence up to 30 months on the basis of a plea agreement.