After a joint ballistic missile offensive mounted by the United States, United Kingdom and France destroyed three facilities allegedly integral to Syria’s chemical weapon infrastructure, the Russian military quickly claimed that the Soviet era missile defense systems employed by Bashar al Assad’s Syrian regime had successfully intercepted 71 of 105 inbound missiles, effectively neutering the attack before it could do any actual damage. The Pentagon, as well as third party commercial satellite imagery, both countered those claims with evidence that the offensive was a success — but now one Russian general has upped the ante on their claims.

On Wednesday, Russian General Sergei Rudskoi claimed that the original figure of 71 downed missiles was indeed incorrect, saying instead that Syrian defenses successfully intercepted 83 inbound missiles, with two more failing to reach the target on their own. According to the general, those two failed missiles were captured and transported back to Moscow where defense experts will use them to bolster Russian missile technology.

Some of the missiles failed to reach the designated targets apparently due to technical failures, which created the risk of destroying civilian facilities and causing civilian casualties,” Rudskoi said. “Two of them, a cruise missile Tomahawk and a high-accuracy air-launched missile, have been brought to Moscow. The results of this work will be used to improve Russian weapon systems.”

While Tomahawk missiles have been upgraded regularly throughout more than three decades of service, it’s likely that Russia could glean much more from a failed JASSM deployed by a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, or the Storm Shadow air-to-surface cruise missile fired by RAF Tornado GR4s… of course, that’s assuming you take the general at his word. Considering concerted disinformation campaign regarding the air strike and its inciting chemical weapon attack on Syrian civilians in the weeks prior, it’s difficult to know when the propaganda ends and the legitimate claims begin. It seems possible that some of the 105 missiles fired could have failed, although U.S. Defense officials have claimed that none did. Further, they’ve pointed out that, despite Russia’s bold statements, they have yet to provide any evidence to support their claims.