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Syrian air defense units intercept Israeli missiles near Damascus, thwarting THIRD raid in a week – Russia’s Defense Ministry

The airstrike was carried out from outside the Syrian airspace, around 5:40am Sunday morning, when two Israeli F-16 jets fired two guided missiles, targeting unspecified facilities in the town of Set (Sayyidah) Zaynab some 10km south of Damascus. Syrian air defense units – equipped with Russian-made Buk-M2E systems – successfully intercepted …

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Swiss govt announces bid for 36 F-35A fighter jets and Patriot missiles from US despite political pushback at home

Lockheed Martin beat other contenders for the contract, including the multinational Eurofighter built by Italy’s Leonardo, the Rafale from French company Dassault, and the Super Hornet from US manufacturer Boeing. In its statement on Wednesday, the Swiss government also revealed it had decided to purchase the Patriot surface-to-air missile system …

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