12 Jan '18, 11am

Russians reveal details of UAV swarm attacks on Syrian bases

Russians reveal details of UAV swarm attacks on Syrian bases

Russia says attacks on its Syrian bases involved 13 UAVs. The incident could be a precedent for future swarm attacks The Russian bases in Syria were subject to the first mass attack by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the night of 5-6 January, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement on 8 January. It said ten small UAVs were detected by air defences at Humaymim Air Base and another three at the Tartus naval station. Seven were destroyed by Pantsyr-S short-range air defence systems and the other six were intercepted by electronic warfare units. Of the latter, three were landed outside the base, while the other three exploded when they hit the ground. The MoD said that analysis of the recovered UAVs showed that they were guided by GPS and altimeters and could have been launched from up to 100 km away. It added that they carried explosive devices fitted wit...

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