The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov, gave details of the drones that were shot down near the Russian Hmeymim air base in Syria.
According to a spokesman for the Russian ministry, the flight range of one of the three shot down drones was 150 kilometers, and the altitude of the unmanned aerial vehicle was four kilometers.
"It's very serious," he alarmed, showing journalists the terrorist drones, which were shot down in September near the Russian base in Syria.
The Russian Major General noted that the creators of the drones, who were exposed with the unrecognizable and destroyed exterior, used sophisticated technical solutions that require special education.
One drone was equipped with a navigation control system, three antennas and special ammunition-fixing consoles. Another unmanned aerial vehicle had a gas tank that could carry five liters of fuel.
"Much more interesting was the ammunition launching mechanism: on arrival at the designated point, the drone would simply push and throw [ammunition] 1.5 to 2 km [away]," Konashenkov said.
The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said the militants were improving. "We understand that the assembly takes place in accordance with some schemes and models. And someone who has these technologies is helping terrorist groups," added the major general.
On September 3, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported the destruction of two terrorist drones approaching the air base. No one was hurt.
The penultimate time the Russian military reported drone destruction near Hmeymim was reported on August 11 when six drones were shot down.