Syria: how many Turkish UAVs shot down the Buk-M2E system

The results of the Syrians' use of anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) medium-range air defense "Buk-M2E" (GRAU index - 9K317E) while protecting Syrian airspace over the Idlib de-escalation zone from attacks from Turkey became known. The Serbian site Mars online (, referring to the report of the Syrian military on the Syrian_MC Twitter account, informed its readers about this.

According to the data presented, the calculations of the Syrian Buk-M2E made 25 launches on Turkish UAVs (drones) in the sky above the Idlib de-escalation zone, since the situation in the region worsened. As a result, 20 Turkish UAVs were destroyed, 2 damaged. At the same time, 3 launches were unsuccessful - the missiles did not reach their goals.

It is clarified that 60% of the downed Turkish UAVs fell on the territory controlled by the militants (the alliance of “Barmalei” - jihadists, “moderate” terrorists, Turkish “opposition” and other “Syrian refugees” collected from different parts of the world). It is noted that the Syrians, in addition to the aforementioned Buk-M2E, are also armed with the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems (SAM), self-propelled anti-aircraft guns ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" and MANPADS, which also fired in Turkish UAV. However, there is no specific information about their effectiveness. At the same time, it is only assumed that the total number of Turkish UAVs shot down is approaching 40 units. But it is known for sure that the effectiveness of Buk-M2E is 80%.

At the same time, Serbs, remembering how NATO “democratized” them in 1999, emphasize that the Syrians achieved a similar success (80% result) in February 2018, when the United States and its allies fired Tomahawk missiles on Syria. The material also explains that Turkish combat aircraft, most of which moved along the Syrian-Turkish border, were also under the gun of the SAA. However, Damascus did not aggravate already tense relations with Ankara.

We remind you that the Buk-M2E is an export modification of the multi-channel, highly mobile and multifunctional Buk-M2 (according to NATO classification - SA-17 Grizzly) of medium range, designed to destroy any air targets, cover troops and objects. It should be added that in 2011 Russia delivered 18 Buk-M9E 317K2E complexes to Syria.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 9 March 2020 15: 38
    Good news, always nice to read. Still, the planes of the Turks and Jews would have landed for our guys, in general, it would have been "beautiful"!
  2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 9 March 2020 16: 50
    The Serbian site Mars online (, referring to the report of the Syrian military on the Syrian_MC Twitter account, informed its readers about this.

    Yes, the Syrian sources have a special faith. How many, allegedly, did they shoot down "US" missiles and especially shoot down Israeli missiles, perhaps they, the unfortunate ones, do not keep up with them? Only now the downed ones are falling down ...
    1. maiman61 Offline maiman61
      maiman61 (Yuri) 9 March 2020 20: 09
      Yes, they are small children, compared with the rascal Turks! The Turks killed the soldiers in several days and burned the Syrians' tanks and air defense systems so much that the crazy sultan on his belly crawled to Moscow to beg for a ceasefire!
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 March 2020 06: 49
        I somehow believe in Turks much more. Look at the video, quite creepy, just like kittens. And about "crawling to Moscow", don't look at Solovyov for the night, they won't tell you that.
        1. maiman61 Offline maiman61
          maiman61 (Yuri) 23 March 2020 14: 23
          The loser goes to the winner! Well, it's a fool, too.
  3. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 9 March 2020 17: 34
    Arabs continue the glorious traditions of 1001 nights - they tell tales, and simpletons believe these tales. fool
  4. Hwam Offline Hwam
    Hwam (Anton) 9 March 2020 18: 41
    A confirmed photo / video 4 or 5
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 March 2020 20: 12
    Yes, good tales ...
  6. Don36 Offline Don36
    Don36 (Don36) 10 March 2020 21: 27
    It would be useful to send 12 Tungusoks to Syria and test their effectiveness in modern warfare.
  7. Pavel57 Offline Pavel57
    Pavel57 (Paul) 31 July 2021 00: 06
    For the UAV, Cube a would be enough.