Russia’s Ministry of Defence have released a video showing an Su-30SM “intercepting” an American MQ-9 Reaper drone over Syria.

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Ian Petrie
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Don’t the drones have any proximity devices like air to air radar or a secondary camera to look around themselves?

Sam Lee
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I thinik they have air-to-air radar but seen as they carry air to ground ordanace, its not a priority. Swerving away would only provoke the russians to shoot it down.

JKBe
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JKBe

The Russians wouldnt shoot down a drone, that could escalate things in a very bad way

Ian Petrie
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I wasn’t sure if they just relied on an AWACS for that information.

Sam Lee
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i’m not an expert on these things so i’m afraid i don’t know-awacs would have to be pretty close to the area anyway-likely to have also been picked up (perhaps over friendly territory) by russian radar.

JKBe
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The AWACS platforms which the US use have an incredible detection range and is designed to detect targets while far away from any threat.

Joey Boenke
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UK Defence Journal
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Yes?

Sam P
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Sam P

I think he meant where’s the analysis, commentry, take in how this affects/developes the air situation over syria? The articles posted recently have been abit lacking in this regard.

Andy Christie
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The Russians are the dicks of the world.