Speculation that Syria Buk-M2E shot down the US MQ-4C Triton strategic UAV

Some sources from Syria reported that the US MQ-4C Triton high-altitude strategic reconnaissance drone was shot down over Aleppo.

Syrian and Middle Eastern sources said that the country’s military shot down the US MQ-4C Triton strategic reconnaissance drone with the support of the Buk-M2E medium-range air defense missile system. .

Previously, a similar drone was destroyed by Iranian air defense systems when it entered the airspace of the Islamic republic, the weapon used was the Khordad-3 complex, which is considered a copy. from the Russian-made Buk-M2E.

According to information provided by the Twitter account “Terror Alarm”, the drone worth about $200 million was destroyed with the help of the Buk-M2E air defense system, and it appears to have crashed. in the city area of ​​Syria. Aleppo.

“The Syrian army backed by Iran shot down one of the most expensive US drones – an MQ-4C Triton worth around $200 million using Russian-made Buk-M2E anti-aircraft missiles.” provided,” the announcement stated.

To date, the media has really noticed that the frequency of US drone flights over the northern and northwestern regions of Syria is increasing, and the Syrian army has also begun to attack those areas. airspace violators more often.

In particular there have been reports of an unidentified drone that was shot down a few days ago on the outskirts of Aleppo, but overall we are talking about a different incident.

Currently, the Ministry of Defense of the Arab Republic has not confirmed the fact that the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle was destroyed, and the US side has not made any statement yet, so more time is needed. time to verify the reliability of the information.

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