Airlines have been warned that flights over parts of the Middle East may be in danger from Russian missile flight paths.

The warning comes in the form of a bulletin issued by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and The European Aviation Safety Agency.

According to the Russian officials, four warships from the Russian Navy’s Caspian Flotilla launched 26 3M-14T Kalibr NK cruise missiles that hit 11 targets within Syrian territory last week.

The warning states:

“Before reaching Syria, such missiles are necessarily crossing the airspace above Caspian Sea, Iran and Iraq, below flight routes which are used by commercial transport aeroplanes.”

A full copy can be found here.

The agency says it has no specific recommendations at this point and was issuing the bulletin to inform airspace users about the potential hazard of Russian missile flight paths.


George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also works for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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