Russian air defense systems in Syria destroyed about 60 unmanned aerial vehicles, and this is only in 2019. The defense system is so effective that the number of spent shells is almost equal to the number of shot down targets. Nevertheless, the militants are constantly improving their drones and using more and more modern technologies.
Dozens of journalists from leading Western media have scrutinized the remnants of makeshift UAVs produced by terrorists. These trophies fell into the hands of Russian military experts as a result of repulsing attacks by militants at the Russian Khmeimim air base.
The unpretentious appearance of drones is very misleading. A detailed analysis showed that high technology is used to create them. Also, experts found that the militants put the production of drones on stream.
Terrorists modernize their drones from time to time. Not only flight range is increasing – according to experts, now such drones can overcome up to 250 kilometers – but also navigation and control systems.
Also, the radicals regularly try to strike at the Russian air base and using multiple launch rocket systems.
“Since January 1, 27 rockets of terrorist groups, which were launched mainly from the Idlib security zone, were destroyed. These 27 rockets were destroyed by 31 missiles. The Russian anti-aircraft missile system “Shell S-1” and “Torami-2”, that is, as you know, the effectiveness of the defeat is close to unity. One goal – one missile, ”said Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.
The last air raid on a Russian base was completed earlier this month. The decrease in terrorist activity is due to the fact that Khan Sheikhun was taken by Syrian troops. It was there that underground workshops for the production of drones were discovered. However, attacks on Russian targets occur not only from Idlib.
“Our means of objective control was recorded precisely the drone entering from the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. That is, we do not exclude the possibility that they could launch a drone from some ship, ship, meaning a boat, ”Konashenkov explained.
The direction of impact does not matter. Russian objects in Syria are being covered by an anti-aircraft anti-aircraft regiment. The layered air defense system allows you to destroy all types of air targets at ranges up to 250 kilometers.
The anti-aircraft missile regiment located in Syria is armed with the most advanced anti-aircraft systems, the Pantsir-S-1 and Tor-M2, which can easily cope with terrorist air attacks. And the famous S-400s are capable of destroying ballistic targets. Therefore, the sky above the Khmeimim airbase and the material support center in Tartus is reliably protected.