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.
This is reportedly the fourth time that the Russian army has prevented an Israeli attack in Syria since late August.
According to Russia's Avia.pro news, Israel has denied the ownership of the drone. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have reportedly stated that the drone that was shot down belonged to Iran, and that it was launched to strike Golan Heights.
Russias 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
Russian Su-35 aircraft intercepted Israeli warplanes over southern Syria on night of September 10, a day after 18 persons were killed in a suspected Israeli attack on a Syrian army post hosting Iran-affiliated militia. The Russian aircraft took off from the Khmeimim air base and intercepted Israeli aircraft over southern Syria, Russian website, Avia
Suspected Israeli warplanes have attacked Iranian military base located in Abu Kamal, near Syria-Iraq border, on Monday. Three explosions are said to have occurred, local media reported
As Russia upgrades infrastructure at its Hmeymim air base in Syria, prototypes of two Sukhoi Su-57 stealth-capable fighters have been sent, presumably to show off Russia's weaponry. This is the “first demonstration of the latest Russian combat aircraft under real war conditions," reports Krasnaya Zvezda
Russias Ruselectronics Group has developed a radar station that can detect miniature drones measuring one square foot at a distance of up to 7.5 km, Defence holding company, Rostec
US Senators Chris Van Hollen and Lindsey Graham on Thursday outlined arms embargo and sanctions against Turkey for its $2.5 billion S-400 buy and for attacking Kurdish forces in Syria
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
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
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