Late on June 22, air defense systems deployed at Russia’s Hmeimim air base in Syria were activated to repel what believed to be a massive drone attack. According to local sources, over 20 exlosions were reported in the airspace near the Russian airbase.
Meanwhile, Syria’s state-run news agency SANA reported that Syrian air defenses were activated in the Jableh area in the province of Latakia. Russia’s Hmeimim air base is located in the very same province.
Earlier in June 2020, the Russian military revealed that Tor short-range surface-to-air missile systems have downed more than 45 unmanned aerial vehicles launched by militants.
“Since the start of combat duty, the calculations of the Tor combat vehicles targeted over 45 UAVs crafted by militants,” the chief of the Russian Air Defense Forces Lieutenant General Alexander Leonov said.
These are the militant UAVs downed by Tor systems only. The toal number of militant UAVs neutralized by Russian forces has reportedly overcome 200.
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