US spy aircraft flew between Russian bases in Syria during drone attack - MoD

(News Desk) #1

Originally published at: US spy aircraft flew between Russian bases in Syria during drone attack - MoD

The Russian military in Syria has disrupted a massive attack with the use of battle drones on its facilities in the country on January 6, intercepting six and shooting down seven more UAVs launched by militants.

The US Navy’s Boeing P-8 Poseidon was on a patrol mission in the area between the Russian Hmeimim airbase and Tartus naval base in Syria when militants attempted to attack the facilities using 13 drones, the ministry revealed on Tuesday.

“… This forces us to take a fresh look at the strange coincidence that, during the attack of UAV terrorists on Russian military facilities in Syria, the Navy reconnaissance aircraft Poseidon was on patrol over the Mediterranean Sea for more than 4 hours at an altitude of 7 thousand meters, between Tartus and Hmeimim,” the ministry said.

After preventing the attack, the Russian military analyzed the design of and ammunition inside the seized UAVs, saying that such drones could have been supplied to the militants only by a country that is capable of “providing satellite navigation and remote control for the dropping of explosive devices.” Later in the day, the Pentagon issued a statement saying that such drones could be bought on “the open market.”

​Commenting on the Pentagon’s statement, the Russian military expressed its concern over the remark that the technologies for attacking Russian military facilities are “easily accessible on the open market.”

“What are those technologies that are being talked about?” the ministry asked. A spokesperson also called for the Pentagon to reveal where this market is “located and what special service is selling space reconnaissance data” to militants.

Source: Sputnik

(Daeshbags-Sux) #2

Thus, P-8 is a maritime patrol/anti-submarine asset…
Now, as Lockheed communicated about a study of a SEAD asset
releasing a swarm of mini-UAVs to deal with serious air-defence systems like S-400…

(Stern Daler) #3

Obviously patrolling the maritime assets in the

Guess, the P-8 can do more than maritime patrol/anti-submarine work.

A strange incidence. I would not be surprised when the US had paid the attackers to trigger the defences while

No way. That sea does not stretch between those towns.

The US were there to research for 4 hours. The question is only:

Did they know and pay for the attack. Or were they there and stayed because the occasion was there by good chance?

(Daeshbags-Sux) #4

As most of these aircraft, e.g. Atlantic-2 is also used to drop LGBs and JDAMs on Boke-Haram etc, thanks to its ability to loiter for 15 hours+.
These assets can also be used as spy planes for ELINT stuff.

Well, the more likely is ELINT allowed them to know about action was going on and they monitored events.
Did they funded/triggered the attack : possible, but we’ll probably never know.
Can even have been done even privately at Lockheed or Raytheon level as the Russian A2/AD systems drive them really mad, they still can’t figure out how force into this…
Well, US can always scrap F-35 and buy 2500 Rafales or Flankers or Su-57 equipped with Khibiny : they all can penetrate such air defences. :rofl:
But Yanks are too proud to do so and due to how Obongo admin re-started an artficial cold-war, I doubt Putin to accept such a proposal… Only chance they have is to buy from the French… Now, would we accept US being able to do shit for 40 years more for huge industrial contracts?

(Stern Daler) #5

Not totally unlikely.