RUSSIA: Unmanned Aircraft Operations over Syria

On 21 September, two United States officials reported the identification of a Russian unmanned aircraft over Syria. The unmanned aircraft conducted operations in patterns resembling surveillance operation patterns. The officials did not confirm whether the unmanned aircraft was armed, nor the number of aircrafts. The addition of unmanned aircraft is part of the Russian buildup of military equipment and personnel.

[Madison Landry, madison.landry.ee@gmail.com]