Anna News field reporters take a photograph with remains of the Turkish drone that was shot down earlier this month.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Anna News Agency released a new photo this week that showed the remains of a Turkish drone that was shot down by a Russian-made air defense system in Syria.

In the image released, the two field reporters are photographed with the remains of the Turkish drone, but the type unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was not stated.

According to the Russian publication Avia.Pro, the Turkish drone was likely shot down by a Russian-made Pantsir S-1 air defense system, which was deployed to the Idlib front shortly after the Turkish military began launching heavy strikes on the Syrian Army’s positions.

However, while the Pantsir S-1 did suffer some losses during the Turkish attack, Avia.Pro reported that the most successful of the Russian-made air defense systems was actually the  Buk-M2E.

While the exact number of Turkish drones shot down is not fully known, it is estimated that as many as 40 were lost during their short operation against the Syrian Armed Forces at the start of the month.

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Pantsir won’t have real efficiency unless its missiles are equipped with IR seekers from R-73/74 AAMs or at least from Igla ManPADS rather than being radio-guided by the launcher.
Seems that the gun turret needs some improvement too : reaction time looks much too slow. Way too much cost-cutting to make gear cheap also makes gear irrelevant.