Russia is preparing to begin waging electronic warfare in Syria with the institution of jamming systems that are meant to prevent an incident similar to the attack on Tuesday that brought down a Russian plane in the war-torn region, according to reports by the Russian news media.
Moscow also will install in Syria a highly advanced missile system capable of shooting down aircraft from the ground.
Russia’s massive military buildup in the region comes as its forces begin to suffer casualties as a result of the country’s efforts to defend President Bashar al-Assad and combat Islamic State militants.
Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane did not involve the United States, a Department of Defense spokesman said on Tuesday, indicating that the Pentagon has yet to take a side on the issue.
ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeated warnings over air space violations, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space.
Jerusalem—Russia has sent ground forces into battle for the first time in Syria, according to Kuwait daily, al-Rai.
The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday released multiple videos showing Moscow’s continued air and sea operations against targets in Syria.
Russia is deploying more military assets abroad and mobilizing its proxies as the world focuses on the threat posed by the Islamic State, according to reports, raising concerns that Moscow could end its international isolation and strengthen its force posture amid the global fight against terrorism.
U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia’s recent disclosure of a nuclear-armed underwater drone submarine was a deliberate leak, according to analysis of Russian video news reports and official Moscow statements.