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...

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...

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...

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

Israeli F-35I Jets Strikes “Large Convoy” in Syria

February 20, 2020 @ 06:50 AM

Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35I “Adir” stealth fighter jets reportedly carried out a “successful” airstrike to destroy a “large convoy” of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)- Quds Force, or Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or of Lebanons Hezbollah, in Syria early on Thursday. “It is now confirmed that the F-35Is of Israel Air Force carried-out a very successful airstrike destroying a convoy of IRGC-Quds Force/Hezbollah/PMU on the way from Abu Kamal to Aleppo in Syria minutes ago

Syrian Air Defence “wastes” Projectiles by Inaccurate Fire at Israeli Missiles

February 19, 2020 @ 10:22 AM

Russian-made air defence systems with the Syrian Army such as the Pantsir "waste" their missile-projectiles by inaccurately firing at air-to-ground missiles launched by Israeli F-16s. Israeli intelligence website https://nziv

Yemeni Rebels Reveal New Air Defense System

February 17, 2020 @ 07:55 AM

Yemeni Houthi rebels have unveiled their newly-inducted air defense system that shot down a Saudi Tornado fighter on Friday night. "It is part of a new, domestically-designed and sophisticated air defense system

Yemen's Air Defenses with "New Technology" Shoots Down Saudi Jet

February 16, 2020 @ 04:38 AM

A Saudi Tornado multirole fighter jet was shot down by a missile launched by Yemen's advanced air defense system incorporating "new technology." "The aircraft was shot down with an advanced surface-to-air missile with new technology," Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Saree said in a brief statement