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American drone conducted reconnaissance in the Donbass and near the borders with Russia

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The American strategic UAV RQ-4B during the reconnaissance flight on Wednesday along the demarcation line in the Donbass approached the Russian borders several times, reports Interfax messages from foreign sites tracking the movement of the military aviation.




According to the resources, “a long-range drone with a tail number 10-2043, departing from Sigonella airbase in Sicily, made a four-hour reconnaissance flight along the line of demarcation between Ukraine and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics.”

The UAV entered the airspace of Ukraine from Romania north of Moldova and continued to fly east over the Kirovograd and Dnepropetrovsk regions.

It is reported that during the flight he “flew four times to the border of the Russian Federation in the Belgorod, Voronezh and Rostov regions” at a distance from 40 to 60 km.

Starting from 15: 00 Moscow time, the scout made 8 spans along the line of separation of Ukraine from the self-proclaimed republics at an altitude of 15,5 thousand meters, being over the territory controlled by Kiev authorities.

Around 19: The 00 unit left the airspace above the Donbas.

Since the beginning of the year, RQ-4B has been repeatedly used for reconnaissance near the territories of the DNR and the LC, as well as on the Black Sea coast of Russia, including near the Crimea and the Krasnodar Territory.
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  1. Andrey K
    Andrey K 1 March 2018 10: 53
    +17
    ... during a reconnaissance flight on Wednesday along the demarcation line in the Donbass ...

    Exclusively for "peaceful purposes", he worked for ukrovermaht.
    Insolence beyond the limits.
    "To demolish" this RQ-4B from the sky, geldings and will not be able to show anything - the area of ​​responsibility of the under-state is 404.
    1. Major Yurik
      Major Yurik 1 March 2018 11: 04
      +8
      "To demolish" this RQ-4B from the sky, geldings and will not be able to show anything - the area of ​​responsibility of the under-state is 404.


      The idea is correct, but then it was not necessary to recognize the ukrovermaht state. Would recognize the junta, everything would be easier and faster !!!! negative
      1. Teberii
        Teberii 1 March 2018 11: 07
        +1
        Pay attention to his flight, that's what they are taking to NATO.
      2. Andrey K
        Andrey K 1 March 2018 11: 08
        +11
        Quote: Major Yurik
        ... The idea is correct, but then it was not necessary to recognize the ukrovermaht state. Would recognize the junta, everything would be easier and faster !!!! negative...

        I agree. Our kind of people have been "recovering" over the past six months or a year - the GDP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at all sites, focusing on a non-costuming coup.
      3. Lelek
        Lelek 1 March 2018 12: 02
        0
        Quote: Major Yurik
        Recognized by the junta, everything would be simpler and faster

        hi
        What is the use of speaking in the subjunctive mood, what is done is done. Now, after signing the odious law "on the reintegration of Donbass," the leadership of Ruins has begun active negotiations with NATO in plans to close the skies of former Ukraine with NATO aviation. How productive these negotiations will be for Kiev is not known (the hotel’s Wish list in Kiev is big, but it’s not enough, it’s necessary that it also stands). The fact that NATO and the US see the Ruin as a potential battlefield is an open secret. Therefore, they behave so brazenly with the supply of weapons to frost-bitten natives, ships in the zone of our interests at the World Cup, flights of drones over our borders under the hooting of dill scumbags. It is worrying about Russia's too polite and inert behavior, one must respond equally to impudence, ignoring Kiev’s Wishlist as an uncontractable neighbor.
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 1 March 2018 11: 24
      +2
      What is interesting here is that scouts fly over Europe and over independence, while LDNR do not enter the sky. What is it for? belay
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 1 March 2018 11: 37
        +8
        Quote: siberalt
        ... What is interesting here is that scouts fly over Europe and over independence, while LDNR do not enter the sky. What is it for? belay...

        Look at his performance characteristics, there will be no questions. He does not need to enter the sky of Donbass at all. From the territory of the victory of maydaunism - LDNR can be scanned up to the borders of the Russian Federation.
        ... effective reconnaissance range ~ 100km ...
        ... Synthesized aperture radar manufactured by Raytheon (Hughes) and is designed to work in any weather conditions. In normal operation, it provides a radar image of the area with a resolution of 1 meter. An image from an area of ​​138 thousand km² at a distance of 200 km can be obtained per day. In the "spotlight" mode, shooting an area of ​​2 x 2 km in 24 hours more than 1900 images with a resolution of 0,3 m can be obtained ...
    3. figwam
      figwam 1 March 2018 11: 36
      0
      Only thanks to our air defense do these vultures not fly into our territory.
  2. New Year day
    New Year day 1 March 2018 11: 02
    +2
    everyone circles and circles, prepare and choose the moment. Obviously, a political decision on war has been made
    1. citlstar
      citlstar 1 March 2018 11: 04
      +1
      Aki vultures!
    2. Felixsoft
      Felixsoft 1 March 2018 19: 54
      0
      And the outcome of this war is already known ...
  3. Yrec
    Yrec 1 March 2018 11: 05
    +1
    The actions of the American drone in the airspace of Ukraine - this is military intelligence. Such actions, in fact, make the US a party to the conflict. LDNR have every right to shoot this drone, if they reach, of course.
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 1 March 2018 11: 36
      +6
      Quote: Yrec
      LDNR have every right to shoot this drone, if they reach, of course.

      And how to "reach out"? He has a ceiling of 20+ km. Do not pour water into the ukrokhunta mill.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 March 2018 11: 07
    +4
    Everyone is trying to spot the concentration of tank armada in our territory. At the same time, of course, reconnaissance of border regions in order to study the operational situation at a possible theater of operations. The situation is really pre-war.
  5. Dormidont
    Dormidont 1 March 2018 11: 11
    +1
    Why don't they fall?
  6. seal78
    seal78 1 March 2018 11: 12
    +3
    EW funds do not allow it to drop it from the territory of the DNI / LC?
    1. 3officer
      3officer 1 March 2018 11: 21
      +1
      Quote: seal78
      EW funds do not allow it to drop it from the territory of the DNI / LC?

      The funds probably allow. Those who give the command to land these funds do not allow. The RQ-4B could very well be spinning over Rostov, it’s also “invisible”. bully
  7. Dreiko11
    Dreiko11 1 March 2018 11: 17
    +3
    I don’t like these flights ... a blow in two directions (Donbass by forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and Syria by American tomahawks) .. can lead to a serious consequence .. the resonance in case of success of pro-American puppets will not be in Russia's favor. Indeed, as shown in recent years, Europe does not look at human casualties (civilians) (does not notice). For them, there will be a signal about the vulnerability of the Russian Federation with subsequent actions and conclusions.
  8. Nikolai Petrov
    Nikolai Petrov 1 March 2018 11: 24
    +1
    And why didn’t they bring him down or put him in prison? Fortunately, there are forces and means. How strange it all is.
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 1 March 2018 12: 10
      0
      Quote: Nikolai Petrov
      And why didn’t they bring him down or put him in prison?

      hi
      And therefore, as the "Merlison ballet" of politicians, their mother ....
  9. Ferdinant
    Ferdinant 1 March 2018 11: 26
    0
    But it is impossible to wonder what would they fail at the bases, for a number of unknown reasons?
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 1 March 2018 13: 49
      0
      Quote: Ferdinant
      But it is impossible to wonder what would they fail at the bases, for a number of unknown reasons?

      "Shtirlits" is not available. request
  10. Lars971a
    Lars971a 1 March 2018 11: 34
    0
    Prepare for the election. Raven
  11. gerkost2012
    gerkost2012 1 March 2018 11: 42
    +5
    Surprising Russian complacency about reconnaissance UAVs at its borders. Israel would have flunked him to Edren Fen and that’s it! After all, this "pterodactyl" poses a threat to Russia's security, since it looks into a depth of 300 km. What can be knicksen in the direction of sworn "partners" !?
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 1 March 2018 12: 12
      0
      Quote: gerkost2012
      Israel would have flunked him to Edren Fen and that’s it!

      Of course, Israel would have failed. But he is a direct ally of the United States, and they can do what Russia cannot, unfortunately. I can imagine what a stink and how many screams would rise at the UN if Russia does what you recommend.
      1. gerkost2012
        gerkost2012 1 March 2018 20: 34
        0
        And then obosratushki. Oh, the USA will be offended. Then let the amer UAVs fly, and let the Russian Federation endure and hide behind its fence. If I do not see, then this is not! The ostrich also does this, hiding his head in the sand and exposing his ass to the top, which is very easy to hammer.
        1. Orionvit
          Orionvit 2 March 2018 11: 15
          0
          My friend, are you out of your mind? To shoot down an American drone is not a problem, a problem in subsequent diplomatic wars. While everyone pretends that Ukraine is an "independent state", this will not happen. Moreover, if in Russia they know who flies where and when (and they know perfectly well), then in this case there is a set of measures designed to ensure maximum security and minimal leakage of valuable information. As well as during the passage of spy satellites (whose orbits have long been calculated) over the territory of important objects.
  12. Radikal
    Radikal 1 March 2018 12: 08
    0
    Quote: figvam
    Only thanks to our air defense do these vultures not fly into our territory.

    What a "fresh" thought! wassat
  13. Orionvit
    Orionvit 1 March 2018 12: 09
    0
    being over the territory controlled by the Kiev authorities.
    And many here shout that Ukraine is "a suitcase without a handle" for the states, and wonder in surprise, why does Ukraine need Ukraine? But why. And this is just one of the options.
  14. Felixsoft
    Felixsoft 1 March 2018 20: 00
    0
    It is safe to say that Ukraine is completely lost to R.F. A crazy adventure with LDNR and Ikhtamnet led to the Kremlin’s worst nightmare.
    American instructors in Ukraine, the supply of weapons, the provision of airspace for US aviation, the next step is the deployment of missile defense near Kharkov, the naval base near Nikolaev.
    Putin outplayed everyone!
    1. Antares
      Antares 1 March 2018 23: 48
      0
      Quote: Felixsoft
      It is safe to say that Ukraine is completely lost for R.F.

      HPP however ..
      Quote: Felixsoft
      A crazy adventure with LDNR and Ikhtamnet led to the Kremlin’s worst nightmare.

      Well, if not for them, there would be Krymnash. So even Crimeans are safe. And Gazprom ideas with flows.
      Quote: Felixsoft
      American instructors in Ukraine, the supply of weapons, the provision of airspace for US aviation, the next step is the deployment of missile defense near Kharkov, the naval base near Nikolaev.

      Well, usually what we read is itself to fall apart, freeze, go bankrupt, Maidan 3, etc., etc. Everything will resolve itself.
      Yes, and probably profitable, "do not feed Ukraine" and push it to the United States. Also HPP.
      It is interesting hypothetically in Canada that China is making a coup directly on Wellington Street or on the Confederation Square some kind of maple leaf revolution ... A pro-Chinese government is coming. The United States annexes some kind of Quebec or another province there under the guise of protecting the English-speaking (then Quebec does not fit) Canada finally goes into the category of the enemy, because of territorial losses. China is conducting reconnaissance at the US borders from the Canadian side, Canada is preparing for war, China is helping than it can, money, anti-tank systems ..
      I got carried away.
      In general, the United States itself declared complete deliverance from Canada, it must be fed, it will fall apart or freeze without American gas.
  15. earloop
    earloop 2 March 2018 02: 10
    0
    Fraction Evo! From the rifle of the 8th caliber.
  16. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 2 March 2018 20: 00
    0
    The American strategic UAV RQ-4B during a reconnaissance flight on Wednesday along the demarcation line in the Donbass several times approached the Russian borders

    It’s a pity that I didn’t cross it by accident, otherwise I would cut in full. Although to frighten off somehow this UAV would be nice. Where are our vaunted hackers who can do anything ???