Only 2 Syrian Pantsir Systems Damaged, None Destroyed in Turkish Attacks: Russian

March 11, 2020 @ 05:21 AM

Russia has denied Ankara's claims that 8 Syrian Pantsir air defence systems (ADS) were destroyed in Turkish Army's drone attacks in Idlib province last week. It however confirmed that two Pantsir ADS were "damaged" and would be "repaired" indicating that the damage to them may not be severe

Yemeni Air Defenses Shoot Down Saudi “Spy” Drone

March 10, 2020 @ 10:10 AM

The Yemeni Houthi rebels have claimed to have shot down a “spy” drone belonging to Saudi-led coalition forces while it was flying over Yemens Hodeidah Governorate on Tuesday. “A spy drone of the Saudi-led coalition was destroyed in Al-Faza area of Attohayta district while it was carrying out hostilities,” a military...

Turkey-aligned Militants Mishandle Chemical Weapons in Syria, Suffer Burns

March 5, 2020 @ 07:01 AM

Fifteen Turkey-aligned militants have suffered burns while trying to detonate chemical weapons in Idlib province in Syria on March 2. The militants tried to diffuse the bombs to slow down the Syrian Army in the Saraqib city from advancing towards them and later accuse them of using chemical weapons, Syrias state-owned

Turkish F-16 Shoots Down Syria’s L-39 Warplane

March 3, 2020 @ 10:26 AM

A Syrian L-39 light attack aircraft was shot down by the Turkish military on Tuesday amidst ongoing escalating tensions in the region. “As part of Operation Spring Shield, an L-39 warplane belonging to the region has been destroyed,” Turkeys Ministry of Defense said in a

Turkey Relied on NATO-Compatible Equipment to Shoot Down Syrian Su-24 Planes

March 3, 2020 @ 08:37 AM

Turkey may have used NATO-compatible equipment and system to shoot down two Russian-made Su-24 fighter jets of the Syrian Air Force. Turkey was able to bypass Russian closure of the airspace over Northern Syria by using the sophisticated air attack system which it set up as part of its NATO partnership...

Ten Hezbollah, Syrian Army Commanders Killed in Turkish Drone Strikes

March 3, 2020 @ 08:09 AM

Missiles fired by Turkish drones killed 10 high-ranking commanders of the Syrian Army and of its ally, the Lebanese Militia Hezbollah, while at a field meeting near the town of Zerba in southern Aleppo province on Saturday. Turkish army has deployed dozens of its locally-made ANKA-S and Bayraktar-TB2 in its current conflict with Syria to take control of the strategic Idlib province,

Syria Destroys 6 Turkish Combat Drones, Turkish F-16s Down 2 Syrian Su-24

March 2, 2020 @ 07:22 AM

Turkey has claimed to have shot down two Russian-made Syrian Su-34 fighter jets besides destroying three of their air defense systems using F-16 jets, as a retaliatory attack against Syrian downing of six Turkish combat drones. “A Syrian air defense system that lowered one of our SİHAs (drones), and two other air defense systems were destroyed

Turkish Drone Strike Destroys Syrian Army’s Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System

February 29, 2020 @ 09:19 AM

A missile fired by a Turkish Drone destroyed a Russian-made Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System (ADS) of the Syrian Army deployed in Idlib province on Friday. Information leaked to the Turkish media said that the ADSs radar was active moments before the impact, indicating that the system failed to detect the incoming missile

US Navy P-8A Poseidon Lased by Chinese Warship Near Guam

February 28, 2020 @ 07:53 AM

A destroyer belonging to Chinas Peoples Liberation Army Navy lased a US Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft while it was flying in airspace above international waters some 380 miles west of Guam. The US Pacific Fleet said in a

Replace ‘Failed’ Russian S-300 in Syria with Chinese Air Defence System: Chinese...

February 27, 2020 @ 10:05 AM

Syria should replace its ‘failed Russian S-300 and Pantsir air defence systems (ADS) with the China made Red Flag series such as the Hongqi 9, the export version of FD-2000 land-based ADS. State-aligned media outlet Sina

Planned Export Restrictions on Military-Grade Semiconductors Worry China

February 25, 2020 @ 07:36 AM

As a group of 42 nations including the US and Japan plan to restrict weapon-capable semiconductor exports to ensure cyber-security, China is worried that its weapons development program may be hit. Military semiconductors account for around 2% of China's total weapons expenditure amounting to some 6 billion yuan ($853

Russian Defense Minister's Plane Shadowed by US Drone Over Kosovo

February 20, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

Serbia scrambled MiG-29 fighter jets as a US MQ-9 Reaper drone approached within 150 km of the aircraft of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu which was flying over Kosovo airspace. According to Russia's Izvestia, the drone is either an MQ-9 Reaper or a RQ-4 Global Hawk