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American RQ-4A Global Hawk conducted reconnaissance in North-West Russia

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A long-range strategic drone of the US Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk made a reconnaissance flight along the borders of the Leningrad, Pskov and Kaliningrad regions.


According to monitoring data from Western aviation resources, this unit at night rose from the Sigonella airbase in Sicily. The drone crossed the borders of Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Poland, entered the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and then cruised along the air and sea borders of the North-West of Russia during the previous day.

American RQ-4A Global Hawk conducted reconnaissance in North-West Russia


The American unmanned reconnaissance aircraft was at an altitude of 16 kilometers and was moving at an average speed of 630 kilometers per hour.

On the strategic drones of the US Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk it is known that on board are high-resolution cameras, infrared sensors and radar to track moving objects. These automatic reconnaissance aircraft can monitor the situation to a depth of 300 kilometers.

It can also track point targets and transmit information about their location via satellite communication channel. Add that RQ-4A Global Hawk can be in the air for 30 hours at an altitude of up to 18 000 meters.

From open sources it is known that the price of one such device is 140 million dollars, and the hour of its flight costs over 130 thousand dollars, reports "RG-Force"
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  1. Settlement Oparyshev
    Settlement Oparyshev 1 December 2017 11: 19
    +2
    When does the military move now? Satellites, raptors graze around, but you have to live.
    1. Vard
      Vard 1 December 2017 11: 21
      16
      Back in the seventies, we had a satellite flight schedule on our wall ... As soon as ... so everyone hid ...
      1. Settlement Oparyshev
        Settlement Oparyshev 1 December 2017 11: 22
        +1
        The regiments were hiding, but there was no TRB.
      2. Scoun
        Scoun 1 December 2017 11: 26
        +5
        Quote: Vard
        Back in the seventies, we had a satellite flight schedule on our wall ...

        And now, we almost always have a gray sky, and taking into account what they write .... let them flock and fly thirty times more.
        it’s known that the price of one such device is 140 million dollars, and the hour of its flight costs more than 130 thousand dollars,
      3. The_lancet
        The_lancet 1 December 2017 11: 33
        +6
        A long-range strategic drone of the US Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk made a reconnaissance flight along the borders of the Leningrad, Pskov and Kaliningrad regions.

        Such flights are constantly carried out. Every time on the website they post news about it?
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 1 December 2017 11: 36
          +7
          American RQ-4A Global Hawk conducted reconnaissance in North-West Russia
          why didn't he fall?
          1. The_lancet
            The_lancet 1 December 2017 11: 38
            +4
            Quote: Dead Day
            American RQ-4A Global Hawk conducted reconnaissance in North-West Russia
            why didn't he fall?

            They could not “drop” him?laughing
            1. Dead duck
              Dead duck 1 December 2017 12: 11
              13
              Quote: The_Lancet
              They could not “drop” him?

              From what, could .... and drop and put.
              Apparently there was no need ... and so everything about him is known.
              1. okko077
                okko077 1 December 2017 12: 23
                +1
                It’s difficult to drop and plant, it has its own autonomous systems, only the accuracy drops. Yes, and control in the form of an ambulance may be nearby ....
            2. okko077
              okko077 1 December 2017 12: 19
              +3
              It’s difficult to drop, but you can disrupt the task by scoring communication and information exchange channels ... I don’t believe that your hunks will leave it offline! Pi_ndos they in Africa py_ndosy ...
            3. Vanek
              Vanek 1 December 2017 13: 14
              +4
              And in the circus a new season, a year already as in a pre-trial detention center,
              Sunbathing U-2 downed pilot.


              Alexander Yakovlevich Rosenbaum.
            4. Vlad.by
              Vlad.by 1 December 2017 14: 11
              +4
              Drop it! But why didn’t they raise the jammer a couple of kilometers higher and didn’t block the FMS path and the connection with jamming control at least once? This is a question.
              So, you look, and we would be taxied into our territory by blindness. And then we would have sorted it out in his own way.
              And they would stop flying near the borders, and there is nobody to blame for anything. Everything is decorous and noble, within the borders.
          2. Slovak
            Slovak 1 December 2017 13: 33
            +2
            why didn't he fall?
            Why didn’t it help to fall?
        2. karabas-barabas
          karabas-barabas 2 December 2017 03: 01
          0
          Quote: The_Lancet
          Such flights are constantly carried out. Every time on the website they post news about it?


          Everytime : -
          Quote: The_Lancet
          reconnaissance flight along the borders of the Leningrad, Pskov and Kaliningrad regions.
          ?
      4. Oberst_71
        Oberst_71 2 December 2017 18: 52
        +1
        I’ll tell you more, back in '96 we massively depicted a battalion from a company, etc. Then when they became "friends" they stopped.
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 1 December 2017 12: 04
      +5
      And I wanted to see something, they would call, We might have told them so
      1. Settlement Oparyshev
        Settlement Oparyshev 1 December 2017 12: 16
        +2
        They checked their agents.
      2. karabas-barabas
        karabas-barabas 2 December 2017 03: 05
        0
        Well, as it were, the accumulation of equipment and, in general, the concentration of the Russian army are located along the path of this UAV. In addition, radar, air defense systems, airfields, infrastructure. In fact, this is a flying reconnaissance laboratory, a serious machine.
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 1 December 2017 23: 15
      +1
      And what, this robot could not be landed? winked
  2. Elena Zakharova
    Elena Zakharova 1 December 2017 11: 20
    +9
    All sniff out ....
    Everywhere your nose is poked.
    1. Jack O'Neill
      Jack O'Neill 1 December 2017 11: 23
      +4
      This is just intelligence, common practice.
      1. Elena Zakharova
        Elena Zakharova 2 December 2017 11: 46
        +2
        Quote: Jack O'Neill
        This is just intelligence, common practice.

        This is not just intelligence, it is a deliberate provocation.
        1. Jack O'Neill
          Jack O'Neill 2 December 2017 11: 48
          +1
          They flew along our borders. What is the so-called "provocation"?
    2. san4es
      san4es 1 December 2017 11: 30
      10
      Quote: Elena Zakharova
      All sniff out ....
      Everywhere your nose is poked.

      bully
      Lived, were, Scent and Bzdyukh.
      The scent, as usual, sniffed everything,
      Out of breath, stank and everywhere out of breath.
      Where the nose smells its nose
      Surely Bzdyuh nafunit.
      The scent of floral aroma,
      Bzdyuh fertilized them, and glad.
      Scent in hands with cologne,
      There is also Bzdyukh, with guan.
      The scent is blooming, fragrant,
      Near Bzdyuh stinks, sighs.
      The scent soars, inhaling nectar,
      Next Bzdyuh, wanders stinking.
      So they stomp together
      Smell and Bzdyuh, each in his own
  3. just exp
    just exp 1 December 2017 11: 24
    +1
    and the hour of his flight costs more than 130 thousand dollars, reports "RG-Force"

    is there no mistake?
    can't cost an hour there.
    1. Vard
      Vard 1 December 2017 11: 32
      +5
      Maybe ... the average flight cost of foreign fighters is 40 bucks, and this UAV seems much more complicated ...
      1. just exp
        just exp 1 December 2017 11: 51
        +1
        there it costs so much an hour because the fighter has 2 huge engines that consume tons of fuel, + their maintenance.
        and there is only one UAV, it’s economical (so that it could hang on one gas station for a long time) there is no pilot, there is an operator, but the level of training and costs are much lower than that of the pilot, maintenance is also much cheaper.
        1. Evgenijus
          Evgenijus 1 December 2017 12: 18
          +2
          just explo:
          ... and there is no one given UAV, it is economical (so that it can hang for a long time on one refueling) there is no pilot, there is an operator, but the level of training and the cost of it are much less than that of the pilot, the service is also much cheaper.

          You do not know which team accompanies the flight of this strategic spy. If you count the cost of fuel, it is a miser. There are at least hundreds of specialists in standby mode in different territories and in different countries. All of them have to pay, but not a small amount of money (so that they do not turn into Snowden). For the service of one of this device pay more than all the techniques of the air regiment in Russia (at times). Yes, I didn’t count all ground tracking stations ...
          1. just exp
            just exp 3 December 2017 00: 59
            0
            this is not the cost of an hour of flight, this is the cost of data analysis. they have no relation to flight.
        2. Vlad.by
          Vlad.by 1 December 2017 14: 14
          +1
          And the permission to fly across so many borders do you think the Americans are worthless? Not 130 thousand / hour, but, I believe, the operation of this beast is an expensive enterprise.
    2. Tsoy
      Tsoy 1 December 2017 11: 58
      +6
      Quote: just explo
      is there no mistake?
      can't cost an hour there.


      There is a mistake. Everywhere is indicated 36 thousands per hour. Where did 130 come from? From the ceiling apparently.
      1. just exp
        just exp 3 December 2017 01: 02
        0
        Well, the citizens a little higher said that they can say that the salary of tsrushniki, photo specialists, the work of supercomputers in analyzing data, and even the salary of the parking lot keepers in Langley are included in the flight hour, because they guard the machines of those who analyze photos and videos from this UAV,
        1. Tsoy
          Tsoy 3 December 2017 12: 05
          0
          Quote: just explo
          Well, the citizens a little higher said that they can say that the salary of tsrushniki, photo specialists, the work of supercomputers in analyzing data, and even the salary of the parking lot keepers in Langley are included in the flight hour, because they guard the machines of those who analyze photos and videos from this UAV,


          Well .... you just need to keep in mind what is called the "net price" of the flight hour. If you count with the associated costs, then no calculation will be correct. It is like when calculating the delivery of goods by railway, by including in the price the construction of a locomotive and railway roads, the wages of the driver and the keeper of the warehouse on which the sleepers lay.
    3. Freeman
      Freeman 1 December 2017 12: 07
      +3
      Quote: just EXPL
      and the hour of his flight costs more than 130 thousand dollars, reports "RG-Force"

      is there no mistake?
      can't cost an hour there so much .

      Companies patrolling pipeline routes for monitoring leaks and accidents calculate the cost of their services using approximately the same methodology.
      The average cost of an UAV flight hour can be simplified as follows:

      https://ecfor.ru/wp-content/uploads/2007/fp/6/10.
      pdf

      Threat. I imagine that one salary of the command post operators flies to the American taxpayers in a penny.
      1. Evgenijus
        Evgenijus 2 December 2017 14: 30
        +1
        Freeman:
        ... one salary of command center operators flies the American taxpayers into a "pretty penny"

        If during the assembly of the missiles and their launch, the salary of installers in the Roskosmos shops and programmers on the East would have cost Russian taxpayers a pretty penny, so our satellites would quietly plow the immense expanses of space above the Earth, and not the bottom of the World Ocean. In the meantime, the golden parachutes of Rogozin’s subjugates fly in with us.
      2. just exp
        just exp 3 December 2017 01: 04
        0
        this formula is nonsense, at least for the military, for depreciation is not included in the price of an hour.
        because if so, then the price of the aircraft will exceed the price of all of its flight hours, and it turns out that neither the pilots nor the pay for fuel need repair and maintenance.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 December 2017 11: 28
    +4
    the price of one such device is 140 million dollars

    Interestingly, if one such one was planted on our territory (for some reason, lost orientation, flew into our territory and sat on the airfield) for how long would flights stop?
    1. Lycan
      Lycan 1 December 2017 11: 36
      +8
      Without trying, we won’t know. And the idea is good. At first there was the idea of ​​"shining" into it with something blinding ...
      But yours is 100 times better.
      Not only
      Quote: rotmistr60
      sat on the airfield

      and “lost the reference signal, beacons, telemetry” and “disappeared” in the forests / swamps without a trace. And then - not for overseas ears.
    2. Grandfather
      Grandfather 1 December 2017 11: 37
      +5
      Quote: rotmistr60
      the price of one such device is 140 million dollars

      Interestingly, if one such one was planted on our territory (for some reason, lost orientation, flew into our territory and sat on the airfield) for how long would flights stop?

      the situation will be as follows: the border is not for you ...
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 1 December 2017 11: 42
        +4
        As I understand it, after the dismantling of Trump with his main military intelligence. Color does not fit - in RUMO, the boss is black.
    3. corporal
      corporal 1 December 2017 11: 42
      +3
      Quote: rotmistr60
      if one such plant in our territory

      It is necessary to ask the apologists of the "omnipotent EW" why they did not plant. wassat
      1. Muvka
        Muvka 1 December 2017 11: 49
        +2
        Maybe because he did not fly into our territory?
      2. I doubt it
        I doubt it 1 December 2017 12: 16
        +4
        Quote: Corporal

        It is necessary to ask the apologists of the "omnipotent EW" why they did not plant. wassat

        Quote: Muvka
        Maybe because he did not fly into our territory?

        Or because she is not so omnipotent.
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 1 December 2017 12: 46
          0
          Quote: rotmistr60
          As I understand it, after the dismantling of Trump with his main military intelligence. Color does not fit - in RUMO, the boss is black.
          so galleries ...? what
      3. Vlad.by
        Vlad.by 1 December 2017 14: 19
        +2
        There was no team. A commander was found in Iran and ... suddenly, an UAV landed in Iran.
        We have "real violent few ...",
        or maybe the time has not come yet.
        As for the implementation of your proposal, I think, with proper preparation, it’s never a problem to send it in our direction and eventually put it in prison.
        But for now, ours is afraid of something. Interestingly, are such raids conducted along the Chinese borders?
  5. sergo1914
    sergo1914 1 December 2017 11: 44
    +5
    About the price it was necessary to tell the local village. The issue would be resolved instantly. The formula of 25% found - to you personally ...
    1. evsyukov_a
      evsyukov_a 1 December 2017 13: 23
      +1
      In this situation, who the hell will fly by ...
  6. Monetniy
    Monetniy 1 December 2017 11: 50
    +1
    But to plant him in any way?
  7. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 1 December 2017 11: 54
    +9
    It seems like there is a UAV, space reconnaissance, but the "hordes of Russian tanks" and the "Armored Hoof Buryat Mining and Underwater Army" in Donbass cannot be detected)))
  8. aleksandrs95
    aleksandrs95 1 December 2017 11: 59
    +2
    But a noble goal, well, a very noble one. That would be to spray in front of it what nonsense to stall, and spoil the air. Partners would be ...... .......
  9. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 1 December 2017 12: 07
    +3
    They learned to disperse the clouds, now we would have to learn how to condense them on the way of such scouts to an armor-piercing state))))))
  10. Dead duck
    Dead duck 1 December 2017 12: 07
    +9
    Well, I don’t know what he was looking at us. In St. Petersburg there is always rain or rain with snow.
    A few days ago, the truth was a “window”, but could not have time to admire the beauties.
    Maybe the Yankees organized virtual tours? laughing
  11. I doubt it
    I doubt it 1 December 2017 12: 27
    +4
    Yeah ... really ... This is not Orlan 10 for you.
    Where is the bureaucrat who broadcast a couple of days ago about "... for 5 years ahead of the rest in drones ..."
    A picture of this "backward apparatus" was not shown to him?
    Yes, no .... I also believe that ahead. And do not show that the enemy did not guess ahead of time. Let them say they think that we only have “Eagles” with rubber-harness catapults and quadrocopters with “Ali Express” ...
  12. Lexa-149
    Lexa-149 1 December 2017 12: 44
    +1
    It was necessary to break it with the help of electronic warfare and drop it into the sea or into our territory, and then the muzzle with a brick, they say we are not at work!
  13. Mentat
    Mentat 1 December 2017 19: 23
    0
    Quote: I doubt it
    Yeah ... really ... This is not Orlan 10 for you.
    Where is the bureaucrat who broadcast a couple of days ago about "... for 5 years ahead of the rest in drones ..."
    A picture of this "backward apparatus" was not shown to him?
    Yes, no .... I also believe that ahead. And do not show that the enemy did not guess ahead of time. Let them say they think that we only have “Eagles” with rubber-harness catapults and quadrocopters with “Ali Express” ...

    I heard a ring, but don’t know where he is. Or maybe he just walked, fell, gypsum and rings in his ears.
    1. It was about unmanned ground systems.
    2. This generation of UAVs is really outdated, because next-generation systems imply autonomy and decision making. Their management system is economic schizophrenia - the cost of operation exceeds several times that of manned vehicles with incomparably lower efficiency.
    I have already repeated and will repeat again: Russia will not copy this nonsense. Therefore, all programs of heavy drones of this generation were closed.
  14. zulusuluz
    zulusuluz 1 December 2017 20: 12
    +1
    A lost ship, according to the laws of the sea, belongs to the person who found it. In the same way, an aircraft without a team is essentially a draw. Maybe it's time to start knocking them down?
  15. Alexander Petrov1
    Alexander Petrov1 1 December 2017 21: 05
    0
    It's time to make analogues - the American borders have been waiting for us !?
  16. earloop
    earloop 2 December 2017 01: 56
    +1
    It is necessary to supply hunter societies with vouchers for shooting in a timely manner.
  17. Oberst_71
    Oberst_71 2 December 2017 18: 53
    0
    When a Russian UAV takes off from Cuba, of course. and go along the coast of the usa? strongly behind.
    1. olegyurjewitch
      olegyurjewitch 2 December 2017 19: 23
      0
      Quote: Oberst_71

      0
      Oberst_71 Today, 18:53 PM New
      When a Russian UAV takes off from Cuba, of course. and go along the coast of the usa? far behind

      But is it necessary? There are other controls.
      1. Oberst_71
        Oberst_71 2 December 2017 21: 14
        0
        Yes, what kind of satellite are they 100 years old? the orbital constellation is generally outdated.
  18. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 2 December 2017 18: 57
    0
    Yes, through such a thing it’s possible to specifically deuse, and let the specialists break their heads there. wink