Russia’s advanced air defense systems, the S-300s and S-400s, were ineffectual in detecting Israeli F-35 stealth fighters flying over Syrian capital Damascus, Israeli media reported.
Israeli media published the flight route of its planes, reportedly F-35 Adir jets, that showed the jets entering Syrian airspace and crossing over its capital city, evading hundreds of kilometres of area shielded by Russian-made air defense systems.
Effectiveness of the S-300s and S-400s to defend against incoming aircraft were questioned by NZIV, an Israeli news outlet. NZIV wrote that the Israeli jets “were able to enter the Syrian air space without any hindrance” since Russian stealth detection systems “simply did not notice the warplanes.”
Notably, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered the indigenously-made air defense systems to Saudi Arabia after Yemeni Houtis’ drone strike against Alqaiq and Khurais oil fields on 14 September.
The Yemeni Armed Forces (YAF) attacks against Saudi Arabian Oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais were launched from three locations using multiple type drones including one that suppressed enemy electronic detection ability. Giving details of the attack it calls as “Second Deterrent Balance Operation,” YAF spokesperson Brigadier General Yahya Saree told journalists in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday that the drones involved in last weeks attack included third generation domestically-made Qasef (Striker), long-endurance Sammad-3 (Invincible-3) drones with a range of 1,500 - 1,700 kilometers and newly-developed drones equipped with jet engines
Russia has offered its S-400 air defense systems to Saudi Arabia after Yemeni Houtis managed to attack worlds largest oil facilities located in the country, dodging its protective armour that includes Patriot systems. "In order to protect Saudi Arabia, we are ready to provide the corresponding aid to the country
Moscow and New Delhi are currently exploring the possibility of localizing the production of S-400 air defense systems, Su-30 jets and T-90 tanks in India. “Yes, we are discussing the localization of S-400 production with India,” Sergey Chemezov, CEO, Rostec, was quoted as saying by the Russian media
Yemeni Houthi rebels have reportedly launched a drone strike attacking the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia early on Saturday using ten drones, causing a major fire. It wasnt clear if there were any injuries in the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field, nor what effect it would have on oil production in the kingdom
An unnamed southeast Asian country has awarded Elbit Systems a $153 million contract for comprehensive, multi-layered array of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) meant for its army. Under the terms of the contract, the Israeli firm will supply a networked multi-layered drone solution, including more than a thousand THOR Multi-Rotor Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) mini-UAS, scores of Skylark LEX, Skylark 3 and Hermes 450 tactical UAS as well as Universal Ground Control Stations, Elbit Systems said in a statement Sunday
The Russian Ministry of Defense has clarified it did not conduct tests of S-500 air defense systems in Syria, squashing earlier media reports that stated it concluded tests of the S-500s in the country. "The S-500 is designed to deal with ballistic and aerodynamic targets at long ranges
Russian S-400 missile defence system defeated new type of high-speed highly maneuverable targets in tests carried out at the Telemba proving ground of the Eastern Military District (EMD). "During the live firing phase the most complex situation was created at the proving ground to simulate an enemy air attack
Earlier speculations of possibility of Iraqs S-400 buy have been put to rest with the Iraqi Ambassador to Russia confirming that Baghdad has no plans on buying the Russian-made air defense missile systems. "We dont inted to buy the S-400s
Some 300 weapons including the Kalibr cruise missile have been “fine-tuned” based on Russias combat experience in Syria. Giving the example of the Kalibr missile, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in an
The Russian Air Force on Thursday evening destroyed an Israeli drone in the airspace of the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to reports. “The drone was on its way to carry out an attack on a target in Damascus,” Russian sources were quoted as saying by Israel-based Hadashot 12 news website
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