LONDON, (BM) – About a day ago, a British military intelligence aircraft Global Express Sentinel R.1 was spotted in the area of the Russian military bases in Syria, indicating that London decided to try to get closer to the Russian S-400 Triumph air defense systems, and, perhaps get more information about them, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quotinf Avia.pro.
According to data provided by a Twitter user (Manu Gomez), the British Global Express Sentinel R.1 electronic intelligence aircraft carried out a long reconnaissance mission along the entire coast of Syria, as well as Lebanon.
Operation Shader RAF Global Express Sentinel R.1 RRR9985 departed Akrotiri #Syria #Iraq mission, important RAF continues its operations in Iraq despite everything that has happened pic.twitter.com/lIdoqwTPNt— Manu Gómez (@GDarkconrad) January 4, 2020
Earlier in the UK they declared their readiness to confront the Russian and Syrian military during military operations in Idlib, while experts believe that the Russian S-400 was of particular interest to the British Air Force.
It should be clarified that British military reconnaissance aircraft are rarely enough to approach Russian military bases on the territory of Syria, however, experts pay attention to the fact that violations of the borders of Syrian airspace were avoided.
It is not known whether the Russian military showed any opposition to the British reconnaissance aircraft when approaching the bases.
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