It is reported that the fighter was detected using a thermal imaging system. The missile that was fired at it belonged to the surface-to-air class of the Fater-1 complex. This is a modernized version of the Soviet-developed Kvadrat anti-aircraft missile system.
A video of the launch of the rocket was even published on the Internet. After takeoff, she made a sharp maneuver and exploded near the plane. However, the fighter was able to go into its own airspace after that.