Lattakia, SANA- Russian Defense Ministry said that technologically advanced parties have provided terrorists with the technology to design and assemble unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) packed with explosives that are used to attack the Russian airbase in Hmeimim in Lattakia.
Russian Defense Ministry official Major-General Igor Konashenkov said at a press conference on Thursday that Russian specialists have examined the drones that have been shot down or intercepted to arrive at the conclusion these makeshift devices cannot be assembled without having necessary knowledge and advanced military technology since they are equipped with state_of_art navigation and management systems.
Konashenkov noted that drones have been assembled upon accurate technical instructions by specialists and in accordance with all essential rules and requirements and laws of aerodynamics and the principles of how automatic control systems work, adding “this is a sure sign that some country having the relevant knowhow has shared it with international terrorist groups.”
Konashenkov indicated that terrorists’ attempts to attack Hmeimim_based Russian center in Lattakia using makeshift drones packed with explosives increased over the past month as the air defenses in the airbase destroyed 45 drones , all of which had been launched from terrorist_held areas in Idleb.
“The very instance of providing drones assembly and operating instructions for the terrorists is a crime, because the drones pose a serious threat not so much to military targets as civilian facilities, and not only on Syrian territory,” he concluded.