Russian Air Defense Systems Intercept Targets Over Khmeimim Air Base In Syria

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Russian Air Defense Systems Intercept Targets Over Khmeimim Air Base In Syria

Photo : Russian Defense Ministry

UPDATE: The Russian military says that a UAV was intercepted.

On May 21, Russian air defense systems, allegedly a Pantsir-S short to medium range system, launched at least four missiles at “unidentified” targets over the Khmeimim air base in Syria, according to local sources.

According to some sources, the missiles intercepted unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) launched by militants. The number of the intercepted UAVs is unknown.

Previously, Russian forces interceped two UAVs armed with projectiles on April 24.

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  • Vitex

    Israel snooping around Russian air defences again eh. I think they’re trying to provoke a S400 launch so they can gather intel on that.

    • You can call me Al

      They will not “gather much”, if they are zapped first and then blown to smithereens.

    • Icarus Tanović

      One and only thing they can gather in that case are their remains.

    • Dr. Pro Liv

      The only “intel” they will get will be when their F-15’s and F-16’s start exploding like confetti on Sryan sky

    • We have yet to ever see one. By the time we do it will be time for the S-500. It is good that they guard their secrets so tightly. I want to design and sell a weapon that is never used. Does it even work? Trust me.

      I am glad the base got Bibi’s permission to shoot it down.

    • Ewan

      They can gather the pieces of IDF planes and pilots that will be left

  • Smaug

    Spy drones cost a couple hundred to several thousand dollars each on Amazon, and they allegedly shot them with multimillion dollar precision rockets.
    Use the heavy machine guns next time…

    • Joe Dirt

      The new war is drone war.

      • velociraptor

        And russia is 20+ years behind america.

        • Joe Dirt

          the Sea Hunter, US USV will approximately cost $15,000 to $20,000 per day to operate, can operate 60 to 90 days at sea, have an operating range of 10,000 nautical miles.

          • Icarus Tanović

            BC.

          • velociraptor

            These are low costs if you compare with other methods. and 24h/day is in service.

          • Joe Dirt

            A stepping stone to where the US wants to be with its drone technology…the future is drone battalions 300-800 USV, UAV, ULV operating side by side with human…and eventually replacing the human with a robot.

        • Daniel Miller

          in what way? xD

          • Joe Dirt

            UAV, USV, AI, Robotics, Navigation, Communications…..

          • Icarus Tanović

            BS.

          • Joe Dirt

            wow what an amazing argument…

          • Icarus Tanović

            Thanks!

          • Daniel Miller

            no no no and no no aaannd no.
            Russia has proofed it has good UAV tech in syria also have you seen the USV’s they offer for export let alone the ones they use?
            Russia has already developed AI for its Uran series of robots.
            In what way are they behind in robotics exactly? They seem to be up their.
            GLONASS is far more accurate then GPS since it has more modern sattelites.
            And communications? Really? m8 i think we both know that is bullshit.

          • Joe Dirt

            GLONASS, GPS, these are all outdated tech and the US is already moving away from this….Micro PNT-program

            Russia just started using UAVs in Syria lagging far far behind in recon rolls, US have been using UAVs in recon since the 1990s.

            Russia has ZERO battle proven combat UAV systems….once again lagging behind in the future of war….

            US in the next 10 years will have an ARMY of different combat drones… Russia lagging behind in the future of war…

          • velociraptor

            drones

          • Daniel Miller

            thats not very helpful since they seem to be domination the UGV side of things and they seem to have very good recon UAV’s tho they are laching in the combat UAV’s market.
            And USV’s seem to be very good as well (they offer some really good ones for export).

          • velociraptor

            they have no raptor category drones. look at that toys, what use in syria.

            the scond problem is, usa can produce 10 000 without problem. russia not.

          • Daniel Miller

            “raptor category drones” you mean combat drones? Then no Russia has presented combat drones witch it used in syria.
            Also no they cant make 10.000 of them the total numbre of standard combat UAV’s in the US military is ~400-450 total that is the RQ/MQ-1 and MQ-9 drones combined.

          • velociraptor

            there are different combat drones. at least in us army. the predator class is one of the heavy types. russia has nothing similar. and usa has also stealth category. in this way russia has no chance with its low capacity indutry.

            btw., i wrote about american plans. in the future will be the most important part of the air warfare. with several thousands thes put on knee the russians.

          • Daniel Miller

            well the predators are the only real ones whitch are in great numbers.
            Also not really their are only 2 or 3 typers of combat drone in the US military (not US army the US army is the main ground force use military instead since it invelopes the whole military i know english is not your first language so i understand why you made that mistake)
            Russia has proofed it has desent combat UAV’s but they are not willing to invest in them alot to the Russians recon UAV’s are far more useful. The main reason why they do not invest in them is that they are very easy targets for electronic warfare i mean Iran of all nations managed to highjack a RQ-170 drone and land it back in 2011 so yea.
            Russia is in no hurry to make alot of combat drones since they are only useful against terrorists and not really that useful against enemys with actual airdefenses just like the AC-130 gunship.

          • Ewan

            USA has best drones – so why are they still losing in Afghanistan after 17 years. Fuck drones, you need boots on the ground to defeat and hold territory – Israelis and Americans are pussies – cant fight

          • velociraptor

            because the use 0.01% of their military abilities.

          • Ewan

            Suck it up Zio troll. Russia dont need Hitech drones – they will get USA”s reverse engineered RQ170 sentinel from Iran – even Iran could commandeer shit USA “stealth” drone – USA has only ONE advantage lots of money to buy more military hardware than anyone else

    • Dr. Pro Liv

      You are without knowledge on the subject or you deliberately twist information.
      Claiming that short range Pantsir rockets are “multi-million dollar precision rockets” are such ignorant PILE of CRAP .

      The drones you are talking about are cheap Chinese stuff and they are too slow, fly too low and their autonomy is small.
      They can NOT carry any missile or bomb of any kind
      No rocket is EVER used for them to shoot them down. One can shoot them with the ordinary Kalashnikov
      There are also cannons on Pantsir for shooting very small targets on the “cheap”.
      Majority of that Chinese CRAP is made out of PLASTIC so they do NOT show on the radar at all !!

      You and “velociraptor” agree on anti-Russian propaganda this time

      • Smaug

        Dude, the article says that the Russians: “launched at least four missiles at ‘unidentified’ targets.” While this might just turn out to be just a rumor you’re clearly thinking in terms of ‘Russians can do no wrong.’

        • Dr. Pro Liv

          Even Russians (unless totally drunk) must have those “targets” on their radar first to be able to shoot at them!
          And you full of wisdom suggest that somebody have used plastic gadget toys” to provoke their reaction?!? Even though those PLASTIC gadgets are invisible on radar ??!

          And AGAIN:
          NO those SHORT range rockets (even if fired) are NOT”multi-million dollar precision rockets” you claim them to be !
          They are much much cheaper!
          You ‘(don’t know or forget) that every Pantsir has 2 canons also and crew doesn’t need to use “missiles” for every tiny slow flying crap out-there!
          So please next time get your facts first before slandering,ridiculing Russians.

          Russians might not be the best army in the world but surely they are not army you are describing them to be either “dude” !

          • Smaug

            No need to be derisive. Given the info in the article Pantsir-S system was used.
            You seem so intent on forcing your own opinion on others that I’m not sure if you’re denying the incident itself or saying that dumb weapons were used. Honestly, I don’t think even you know your own opinions until after you say them.

          • Dr. Pro Liv

            You have started it.
            You were “derisive” on Russians making them look bad and incompetent.
            I am not “forcing” anything I have stated my arguments based on some facts about those weapons.
            NOBODY shoots missile without signature on the radar !
            It has nothing to do with your theory of supermarket plastic gadgets that can’t fly even 10km away.
            Those drones are coming from Idlib controlled by Jihadis that is quite far away.
            That’s all I have to say

        • Block this troll. We are made to believe that all major powers are under the control of world Jewry and yet Putin’s Russia is somehow immune? Is this credible at all?

          In fact Israel has no greater friend in the world then Russia. Over a million Russians living in Russia. I wish Russians in the Donbass could have it 1/10th as good as Russian-israelis do. Putin could care less about these people. Less so Serbs. There so called Slavic brethren. How much consideration do you think they have should a Syrian or Iranian lives or dies?

          There is only one ally that Putin cares and that is his usurous puppet masters that put him in power and maintain him there.

          I look forward to the day where all pretenses can be dropped. Where we will see Gay Parades in Moscow and St Petersburg, rampant homosexuality, destruction of the family and Putin can stop pretending to be a Christian. The divorce rate in Russia is 75%. Alcoholism is rampant. Average Male life expectancy is 64 and Putin’s response? He tells all European Jews should move to Russia. This is the savior that people think opposes the new world order. Comedy gold.

      • Ewan

        VeloCraptor is a poorly trained ZioScum Troll

    • If it even happened at all. We see these stories from time to time, usually after the latest humiliating Russian stand down as a sort of buffer to suggest, ” Hey we can defend ourselves”… If Tel-Aviv lets us.

  • delbertino

    ISRAEL AND AMERICA LIVING ON BORROWED TIME; HEZBOLLAH WILL LAUNCH 125,000 MISSILES AT ISRAEL

    • Icarus Tanović

      WOOOW!

    • Dr. Pro Liv

      I will believe it when I see it.
      Personally I will be happy if that happens but I doubt in numbers little bit……

      People are soo happy to up-vote you yet nobody asks you where is that information coming from?
      And where did you exactly get that information ?!

      You also wrote this;
      “VENEZUELA SOON TO BE WEALTHIEST NATION IN NORTH AMERICA”

    • gustavo

      I do not know where you have gotten this information. Could you tell us your source ?

  • delbertino

    BARBIE DOLL WHITEHOUSE IS BLACK HOLE LIKE VATICAN

  • Siegfried

    From where do have “militants” UAVs, if not from Israel and its dogs?

    • neil barron

      From that caliphate call the Gobbler.

  • Spit

    Many are so excited about the Zionists being engaged.
    But Are the Russians trully strong enough right now, We are all happy to no end but they will destroy us if we do not play a perfect game.
    Be Patient Please.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      and who are you, who will destroy?

  • James
  • zika slika

    Just saw comments….sad to see time and time again love affair between humans and technology. People still believe that Pantsir S1 will do something, for protection of Syrian airspace, no it would not(apart from Rus.Air. Base from UAV or other slow moving targets) His role is to be just one part in a complex task of making air defense network for certain area and not some hi-tech miracle weapon that can single handedly protect …whatever…….. Days ago Putin personally and publicly stressed upmost urgency for upgrading of all variants of Pantsir systems for protection against fast moving precision guided munition because its almost useless against them. Human capital is priceless and luckily today SAA have unbelievably wide spectrum of skills that are essential for modern warfare due to a 7 years of war. Example can be seen on a young Syrian pilots that already clocked more than 2.000 flying hours, and that fact is for WOOW effect. Further officers and common soldiers of SAA routinely using IT technology for real time intelligence in urban warfare something that was unheard just years ago.Human capital will protect Syria and its making Israel trembles because they know very well that skillful soldier is mortal treat for them and not some technological nonsense like pantsir system that Israel using for target practice. GET REAL!

    • Gregory Casey

      I honestly believe the 7 years of war fought by the Syrian Arab Army has moulded the Syrian Military into one of the finest fighting forces on the planet ……… a force eminently capable not just of defending Syria against any and all whose wish was and remains the fragmentation of that historic Country but also, capable of fighting and winning in SW Syria on the Golan Heights and reclaiming all Syrian Territory lost to the Israelis having been captured by the Israelis during the 6 day war in 1967 and subsequently annexed by Israel in 1981 with the majority under UN Control ever since. If this happens, just watch and listen to Cheney and his cabal (all the usual suspects) who hold Stock in an Israeli Oil and Gas Company to which the Israeli State has granted Exploration & Exploitation “Rights” to Syrian Sovereign Oil and Gas in the Golan Heights

      • Ewan

        IDF was never a match for even Hezbollah – IDF now totally out of it’s league in the region with new SAA + Iranian PMU on call. Only US air superiority technology is still in Israel’s hands. That too, soon, will come to an end. The Khazar fake Jews will have to pack up and head off home to Europe or Brooklyn. I think there’s gonna be a Syrian victory party on the occupied Golan….soon.

    • Do not rely on Russia for anything. Countries need to develop their own weapons.

      Remember how all the Iraqi air defense systems were shut down during the 2003? They were largely western, but the point is they all came with a hidden off switch. Russia, going back to Soviet times has never given the Arabs weapons that could compete with Israel.

      If the Russians ever did give Syria the S-300, it would only be after providing Israel a means to evade it.

      • Ewan

        enter the Bavar 373

  • François

    All these UAV attacks are nothing less the living proof of NATO proxy war against Russia.
    Don’t tease too much Russian bear chaps!

    • There will bo no war. Both sides have already surrendered.

  • GunZenBomZ

    The world is moving finally against the disgusting vile americunts aka usa_fascist_regime. And clearly its ran by the isreali_cunts who deserve no safe ground to hide amongst.

  • gustavo

    Well, it looks like that it is time now to get rid of Idlb terrorists (including Turkey).

  • zika slika

    there is very positive trend from this tragic 7 years of civil war and that is a whole new generation of Syrian pilots with 1000 to 2.500 flying hours. You dont need to be aviation expert to know that this is unbelievable rare ..its pure treasure !!!. Just buy them new airplanes, Syria have strategic dept and lot of airports . This is biggest tactical asset of SAA

  • delbertino

    GOD IS GATHERING ALL NATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL; AMERICA IS LOST