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USA deployed RC-12X aircraft in Lithuania to track Kaliningrad

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USA deployed RC-12X aircraft in Lithuania to track Kaliningrad

The United States deployed two Beechcraft RC-12X Guardrail army aircraft at Lithuanian Šiauliai airbase aviation USA. The main task is reconnaissance in the area of ​​the Russian border.


These RC-12X aircraft have US military numbers 93-00701 (call sign "YANK 01") and 92-13120 (call sign "YANK 02"), both are part of the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion of the US Army, stationed in Fort Bliss (Texas). In December last year, aircraft were relocated to Lithuania with the main task of tracking the Kaliningrad region of Russia. According to Western aviation resources, from the moment of deployment at the Šiauliai airbase, planes daily carry out reconnaissance at the borders of the Russian enclave.

According to the bmpd blog, RC-12X aircraft are one of the special military modifications of the popular Beechcraft Super King Air B200 twin-engine turboprop light aircraft. In 12-2010, the RC-2016X was converted into an airborne reconnaissance variant from earlier RC-12 modifications, originally acquired by the American army in the 1980s and in the first half of the 1990s, as the lead contractor for the conversion, modernization and operation of the RC-12X favored by Northrop Grumman Corporation.

According to available information, the U.S. Army is currently armed with 19 RC-12X aircraft. All aircraft are part of the 204th and 305th military intelligence battalions.
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  1. Linxs
    Linxs April 2 2020 15: 38 New
    -1
    There is still need to think about who will follow whom.
    Over the past 2 years, significant changes have taken place in Kaliningrad. Not for the better for our American partners.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 2 2020 15: 51 New
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      Quote: LinxS
      There is still need to think about who will follow whom.

      So I’m thinking, and why did they give up this Kaliningrad, where are these “Well-received States of Pivnichno America”. What they forgot on the other side of the earth.
    2. Barmaleyka
      Barmaleyka April 2 2020 15: 52 New
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      Quote: LinxS
      Over the past 2 years, significant changes have taken place in Kaliningrad. Not for the better for our American partners.


  2. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 2 2020 15: 46 New
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    The United States deployed two U.S. Army Aviation Beechcraft RC-12X Guardrail aircraft at Lithuanian Siauliai Airbase.
    Of course, in Lithuania, regarding the states, caronavirus is much smaller.
  3. knn54
    knn54 April 2 2020 15: 49 New
    +1
    About 30 years ago, they offered a "coven" - the leadership did not let go.
    In Panevezys, picture tubes were loaded, transported to Šiauliai, where they were loaded onto BTA aircraft (there was a division) and to the enterprise for television production.
    The airfield (according to the stories) was very decent. We should calculate how much money was invested and bill.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 3 2020 14: 47 New
      +2
      Šiauliai was a decent airfield for us, and the bourgeoisie there thoroughly rolled up everything with asphalt: they don’t like their planes of decent concrete slabs, they don’t like ...,
      And the Lithuanians there also launched a Military Police unit: to protect the airfield and the "defenders" from the local ...
  4. Barmaleyka
    Barmaleyka April 2 2020 15: 50 New
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    Well, what is there to follow us? !!!
    we live do not touch anyone
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 3 2020 18: 07 New
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      Quote: Barmaleyka
      Well, what is there to follow us? !!! we live do not touch anyone

      Dear, how is it possible, how can you ignore the glamorous-democratic Stolnberg: he said yesterday that they are ready to repel the aggression of the Russian Federation.
      These Russians are such, they live as they want, and on aggression all do not come: fail civilized worldGod forgive me
  5. orionvitt
    orionvitt April 2 2020 16: 02 New
    -1
    Urgent need to return to Cuba.
    1. grandfather_Kostya
      grandfather_Kostya April 2 2020 19: 18 New
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      orionvitt (Vitaliy) Today, 16:02 NEW
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      Urgent need to return to Cuba.

      On the border of the 200 mile zone from New Soundland there are depths below 40m. Pour the island, stick the Russian flag and build whatever you want there.
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt April 2 2020 19: 26 New
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        Quote: grandfather_Kostya
        Pour the island, stick the Russian flag

        Will wash out. There are strong storms. winked
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  7. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith April 2 2020 16: 24 New
    +1
    In Kaliningrad, there is an air defense system that monitors any maneuver of the "Western partners")))
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  8. K-50
    K-50 April 2 2020 16: 35 New
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    The United States deployed two U.S. Army Aviation Beechcraft RC-12X Guardrail aircraft at Lithuanian Šiauliai Airbase. The main task is reconnaissance in the area of ​​the Russian border.

    Extinguish them with electronic warfare. Though let the whole Lithuania die, they will not spoil us !!!! am
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon April 2 2020 17: 42 New
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      Quote: K-50
      Extinguish them with electronic warfare. Though let the whole Lithuania die, they will not spoil us !!!!

      Dream. To invent an EW station so that only BOLT is displayed on their radar screens. winked
      1. K-50
        K-50 April 2 2020 20: 19 New
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        Quote: Piramidon
        Dream. To invent an EW station so that only BOLT is displayed on their radar screens.

        With their orientations it can turn out ambiguous, let it be better to see the snowball. Although they have "marathoners" like dirt. lol
  9. Theodore
    Theodore April 2 2020 17: 48 New
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    Do not Šiauliai, but shut up the airfield! Near Šiauliai ...
  10. Finn
    Finn April 3 2020 01: 26 New
    +1
    Oh, not even a day has passed after assisting them from Russia in the fight against the virus, and the Americans are already crap.