Russian Orion Drone Shot Down Over Syria By Unknown NATO Drones?
Russian attack drone Orion shot down drones over Syria ?.
Against the background of how Turkey, Great Britain and the United States openly ignore Russia’s demands to comply with the agreements on Syria, it became known that the Russian attack drone Orion, whose numerous combat missions became known relatively recently, shot down at least one drone. To hit the target, the newest X-UAV aircraft missile was used, the creation of which also became known relatively recently. Information on this matter was provided by a military source of the RIA Novosti news agency.
“As a means of destruction X-UAV guided missiles were used, as well as corrected and guided aerial bombs of 20, 50 and 100 kilograms. Several times drones dropped OFAB-100 high-explosive fragmentation bombs with high accuracy, the source added. “, – said in the message.
The use of this drone for strikes against ground targets has been known for a long time, however, the mention of the use of the X-UAV missile is the first.
Whose drone could have been shot down in Syria is unknown, however, it is known that both Turkey and the United States have recently lost their drones over the Arab Republic, while the likelihood that Orion shot down one of the self-made drones of the militants, in fact is zero.
“If the Russian Orion really shot down a drone over Syria, then it is clear that this is either the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 or ANKA-S, or the American MQ-9 Reaper. In any case, only the losses of these drones are known. It is possible that the strikes could have been delivered to the ground, but in this case their effectiveness is in question. “, – the expert marks.
So far, there are no official comments from the command of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria on this matter.