BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Russian military is using electronic warfare to disrupt Turkey’s drone strikes on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the northwestern part of the country, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported on Tuesday.

According to Avia.Pro, at least two Turkish shock drones were lost in Syria after the Russian military activated its electronic warfare systems.

“Over the past 72 hours, Turkey has lost at least two attack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Syrian airspace that attempted to strike at the positions of the Syrian Army,” Avia.Pro said.

“As it became known, when entering the airspace of Syria, the drones were subjected to powerful electronic impact from the south-west direction, which resulted in Turkey losing control over them – one drone crashed in the Turkish province of Hatay, and the second in the vicinity of the city of Saraqib,” they continued.

The Avia.Pro report presented images showing where the Turkish drone’s lost their GPS signal, resulting in their interception by the Russian military.

“At the moment, it remains unknown whether deliberate action was carried out on drones or exclusively jamming the GPS signal, but Turkey was forced to reduce the use of its drones to a minimum, which had already led to the restoration of at least 7 settlements, including the large and strategically important city of Saraqib,” they added.

 

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FairsFair
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FairsFair
2020-03-03 17:34

Good for the Russians to get some real-time practice in.
The Chinese are losing out by not doing the same to help the Syrians militarily. They will have to worry about those thousands of Turkish trained and supported Uyghur jihadis who will eventually find their way back to China.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-03 15:18

There are other stuff you need to jam to disable an UCAV, but yeah, that’s da way to go! As these are remote piloted, as soon you break the kill chain, they’re useless.

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kinggeor
2020-03-03 18:31
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The source of the control signal should be the first destructive attack as well as the drone, any info on that and if it is being done other than a general area location of signal?

Roger!
Roger!
2020-03-03 15:49

Equipamentos Russo, estão se mostrando nada eficiente, promete muito mais não defende nada na Siria!!!

Roger
Roger
2020-03-03 16:48

A Russia deveria dar um basta, expulsar a turquia da Síria, e fechar toda a fronteira Síria. Se a turquia quer proteger os terroristas que levem-os pra casa!!! OS turcos estão dando um tapa na cara dos Russo, com ataque as forças sírias!!! Pois desta maneira os Russos estão se mostrando ineficaz, e seus sistemas também!!! Se a Russia der um basta nos turcos, e mostrar quem manda no terreno, vai esfriar todos, e sera um balde de água fria em quem pensar em atacar a Síria, inclusive israel também!!! OU Russos, não tem mais força nem na diplomacia, nem… Read more »

Hayton
Hayton
2020-03-04 06:09

Are there any countermeasures the Turks could take? The logical next step is to produce autonomous drones, and both Israel and the US are developing those (they maybe have prototype versions, even if they’re not yet in production).