The below images and video depict the July 23rd, 2023 maneuver in which a Russian Su-27 deploys flares dangerously close to a U.S. MQ-9 over Syria. The flares damaged the rear propeller, but the drone was safely flown back to U.S. custody.
United States Central Command Air Force released this video showing a Russian Su-27 deploying flares dangerously close to and damaging a U.S. MQ-9 over Syria. pic.twitter.com/FpQBW5AqfQ
— Tessaron News (@TessaronF) July 25, 2023