An-26 aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces evaded a collision with American drones in the sky over Syria

American drones almost rammed a Russian An-26 military transport aircraft twice.

The flights of American strike and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles were carried out without the included transponder, and therefore, this almost led to a collision of drones with the Russian An-26 aircraft.

Two days ago, in the skies over northern Syria, a Russian aircraft was forced to perform maneuvers in order to avoid a collision with American drones, according to the Central Airborne Forces in Syria. We are talking about shock drones MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator. Contrary to existing agreements, the flights of American drones were illegal, however, the fact that this led to an emergency and forced Russian pilots to evade drones is a matter of serious concern, since an immediate threat was created.

“The US-led so-called “international anti-terrorist coalition” continues to carry out illegal flights of unmanned aerial vehicles in strike equipment in the airspace of the Syrian Arab Republic. On October 3 at 7:25 Moscow time, the An-26 aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which was flying in the interests of supplying units of the Russian group, was forced to evade a collision with American unmanned aerial vehicles MQ-9 and MQ-1, following along the route of its movement in northern Syria. It is worth noting that this is not the first time the US military has violated the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Prevention of Incidents and Ensuring Aviation Safety during Operations in the SAR dated October 20, 2015 ", - reports the Center for the use of warring parties in Syria.

The American side did not comment on the incident, however, the creation of a threat to the aircraft due to the illegal actions of the United States is very worrying.


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