"The militants launched their assault during the night on Saturday,
the ministry said in a statement. The Russian Kheimim Airbase in the
Syrian Latakia province was attacked by 10 unmanned combat aerial
vehicles, while three more attempted a strike against the Russian
maritime logistics base located in the city of Tartus.
All of the drones were detected by anti-aircraft defense systems “at a considerable distance from the Russian military objects,” the ministry said. Seven of them were then successfully shot down by the Russian Panzir-S air-defense system.
Russian radio electronic warfare specialists also managed to override
the operating systems of six more drones, and eventually gained control
over the UAVs. Three of them were destroyed when they hit the ground,
while another three were landed intact outside the base controlled by
Military sites now need anti-drone defenses.