The accidental shootdown of a Russian Air Force intelligence-gathering aircraft on Sept. 17 illustrates the increasingly complicated nature of the air war over Syria. Russia blamed Israel for the loss of the Ilyushin Il-20 “Coot” and all 15 crewmembers onboard despite the aircraft having been brought down by a Syrian-controlled surface-to-air missile (SAM) battery. Russian Air Force Il-20s have been regularly deployed to Syria to support Russian intelligence-gathering Israel ...

SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THIS ARTICLE

"Israel And Russia Wrangle Over Syrian Shootdown" is part of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s subscription package. 

Subscribe now to read this full article. And by subscribing, you'll also receive full coverage of what's next in technology from the experts trusted by the global aerospace & defense community. 

 

Already registered? here.