According to the Ministry of Defense, 10 drones planned to raid Khmeimim airbase and three more - to the logistics center of the Russian Navy in Tartus. The Russian military managed to seize control of six UAVs, the rest were destroyed by the Pantsir air defense systems. All drones were found at a considerable distance from their target objects.
According to the statement of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, unmanned aerial vehicles were collected partly handicraft, while having satellite guidance systems. Technical expertise showed that the intercepted drones were able to fly at least 100 km and with high accuracy hit the intended targets.
The Ministry of Defense did not clearly indicate that the engineering solutions used in these UAVs could only be obtained from one country in the world.