Russian Su-35S Tries to Knock American MQ-9 Down Over Syria

Video released to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service shows a Russian Su-35S flying dangerously close to a U.S. MQ-9 before deploying flares from a position directly over the drone. The drone was on a defeat-ISIS mission in Syria on July 23, 2023. One of the Russian flares struck the MQ-9, damaging its propeller and prematurely ending the mission.


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Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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Video released to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service shows a Russian Su-35S flying dangerously close to a U.S. MQ-9 before deploying flares from a position directly over the drone. The drone was on a defeat-ISIS mission in Syria on July 23, 2023. One of the Russian flares struck the MQ-9, damaging its propeller and prematurely ending the mission.


About the Author

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Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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