Russia Jamming US Drones In Syria – Report

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Russian forces have been jamming US drones in Syrian airspace affecting US military operations in the war-torn country, NBC News reported on April 10 citing four US officials.

NBC News reports (source):

The Russians began jamming some smaller U.S. drones several weeks ago, the officials said, after a series of suspected chemical weapons attacks on civilians in rebel-held eastern Ghouta. The Russian military was concerned the U.S. military would retaliate for the attacks and began jamming the GPS systems of drones operating in the area, the officials explained.

The Defense Department will not say whether the jamming is causing drones to crash, citing operational security. “The U.S. military maintains sufficient countermeasures and protections to ensure the safety of our manned and unmanned aircraft, our forces and the missions they support,” said Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon.

But one official confirmed the tactic is having an operational impact on U.S. military operations in Syria.

According to the sources, the Russian equipment is very sophisticated, proving effective even against some encrypted signals and anti-jamming receivers.

However, the jamming has so far impacted only surveillance aircraft. US Unmanned aerial combat vehicle like Predators and Reapers have not been affected so far.

NBC News’ report came as the administration of US President Donald Trump is considerng a military option against the Syrian government in response to the alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma. If the attack endanger Russian forces deployed across Syria, Moscow may be forced to response by military measures. MORE HERE

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  • Daniel Martin

    This is more and more starting to look like the Guns of August unfortunately …

    • Albert Pike

      Jep, the show will go live soon…

  • paul ( original )

    Well it’s a start, but a very cautious start. I only hope this is just the
    beginning of something much more threatening. I don’t just want to
    see the Bear snarl, I want to see its claw and fangs exposed as it
    roars into violent rage.

    • Ivan Freely

      You want to see the Bear roar into violent rage? Everyone will be dead when that happens.

      • paul ( original )

        I think that is nonsense. However a lot of people will be dead and provided
        they are the right people then that will be for the good.

  • Brad Isherwood

    Israel attack Iran assets at T4 Airbase is Iran having Area EW/Jamming….and Drones.
    T4 location gives Iran position to data mine Israel C4I and US C4I.

    Iran has Jamming systems for area such as an airbase,….has jamming on air platform
    Such as Helicopter and Drone.
    Israel is seriously pissed off at the success Iran is having vs them in Technology war.

    Iran hacking the US Drone years ago was no fluke….
    Iran has Game…
    Israel’s tantrum ..stand off strikes …indicates it threatened by Iranian tech prowess : )

    • Rob

      Putin should establish no fly zone over Syria for illegal intruders. Without wasting time, from now Russia should choose the targets in Israel, in UK, in US and in the sea. This war could be nuclear.
      Putin should be up otherwise the consequences for Russia would be worst than Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. If Russia win then US, UK and France may break which Israel don’t want.

      • Sexy Sue

        Putin won’t do anything of the sort because he could never enforce it.

      • O rly

        no one wins a nuclear war.

    • alejandro casalegno

      Remenber the legendary Ansariyah ambush in 1996…..the key was the hacking of the IDF drones data by Hezbollah /Iran EW unit in Lebanon.

  • jorge

    About jamming and the USS Donald Cook:

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article185860.html

  • georgeking

    Testing testing testing, thanks for the free samples.

  • That Guy

    Shit is hitting the fan right now.

    • Ivan Freely

      Not yet. We right at the moment when the shit is in front of the fan, so that everyone can smell it.

  • AJ

    As Bob Marley sang We jammin’
    I wanna jam it with you
    We jammin’
    I hope you like jammin’ too

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      HAHAHAAHAHA!!! YES I LOVE IT!!!

  • Attrition47

    Perhaps this is a limited retaliation, proportionate to US aggression and the full monty will only be used if US brinkmanship escalates?

  • nilst2011

    Russia Denies Reports About Blocking Signals From US Drones in #Syria : https://sptnkne.ws/hmxa

    • AJ

      To be expected this is not the kind of military activity you admit to – keep the enemy off balance

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    This article is proof that Russia will not under any circumstance jam Jewish drones, as only USA drones are targeted. If Russia wipes away the Zionist, then the USA will leave the Middle East forever.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09KZA-rKpw0

  • John Whitehot

    “US Unmanned aerial combat vehicle like Predators and Reapers have not been affected so far”

    Perhaps because they haven’t been used?

  • leon mc pilibin

    This regime change agenda madness has to stop right now in Syria,if not then it will be repeated until eventually Iran,and even Russia will be the next targets.Better to sort out the zionists now before they destroy another sovereign government.

    • EL ZORRO

      If WW3 start, the first NUKE must launch to BRUSSELS, but not any NUKE , a NUKE with 500 miles radio destruction power.

  • EL ZORRO

    NBC News’ report came as the administration of US President Donald Trump is considering a military option against the Syrian government in response to the alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma…TRANSLATION…DEEP STATE, BANANA REPUBLIC OF AMERICA COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS PUPPET, DONALD TRUMP, is considering attack a sovereign country under a FALSE AND FABRICATED PRETEXT, manufactured by the ZIONIST MOSSAD/CIA/MI6/MI5.