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American UAV MQ-9 Reaper stationed in Romania on a permanent basis

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The United States deployed the United States Air Force's MQ-71 Reaper reconnaissance and strike UAVs to the 9st Campia-Turzii Airbase in Romania. In addition, 90 American troops arrived there.


This was reported by the press service of the US Air Force Command in Europe and Africa.

The drones will be tasked with surveillance, information gathering and reconnaissance to support the operation of the North Atlantic Alliance.

The drones and their attendants have been transferred to the airbase for a "very long time." This effectively means that the American MQ-9 Reaper UAVs are stationed in Romania on a permanent basis.

General Jeffrey Harrigian, US Air Force Commander for Europe and Africa, said that the presence of drones in this strategically important region will reassure America's partners and allies and signal opponents of the possibility of a worthy response to any threat. The press release said the United States is committed to maintaining security and stability on the European continent, and the deployment of the UAV in Romania will strengthen US relations with NATO partners and other allies in Europe.

The distance from the Campia-Turziy airbase to the Crimean coast is less than 700 kilometers.

The MQ-9 Reaper drone, manufactured by the American company General Atomics, is equipped with turboprop engines. It is capable of continuously staying in the air for up to 24 hours, and the "ceiling" of the height of this UAV is 13 kilometers.
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  1. faiver
    faiver 5 January 2021 11: 21
    +2
    It is not good...
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 5 January 2021 11: 37
      -8
      Quote: faiver
      American UAV MQ-9 Reaper stationed in Romania on a permanent basis

      well ... we can "add" a couple for acquaintance. also not bad.
      1. Machito
        Machito 5 January 2021 11: 52
        -9
        Now these Reapers will constantly roam over the territory of Ukraine along our borders. A great opportunity to work out our electronic warfare on them. And landing.
        1. bayard
          bayard 5 January 2021 22: 51
          0
          Quote: Bearded
          Now these Reapers will constantly roam over the territory of Ukraine

          There is Transnistria nearby, and the new President of Moldova intends to resolve the "Transnistrian issue". Romania has no army (no aviation, no tanks, or something serious), Moldova too, so they supported the ambitions of the satellites.
  2. figwam
    figwam 5 January 2021 11: 22
    +1
    Press release says the United States is committed to maintaining security and stability

    Before you, it was calm and stable here.
  3. AVA77
    AVA77 5 January 2021 11: 25
    +3
    They crawl like cockroaches from all cracks, to our borders. In one apartment they are shocked and they run to another.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 5 January 2021 14: 23
      +4
      Quote: AVA77
      Crawl like cockroaches

      There are spies with a strong body,
      You are at the door, they are at the window! ...
    2. Malyuta
      Malyuta 5 January 2021 16: 36
      +8
      Quote: AVA77
      They crawl like cockroaches from all cracks, to our borders. In one apartment they are shocked and they run to another.

      I constantly say, we must throw a bomb at them, directly into their volcano, whatever his mother, starts on "Y"!
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 January 2021 11: 33
    +4
    It is interesting to whom the terrorist state, its MQ 9, in Romania aimed at the United States. At any time you can hang a helfire with sabers on it! 500 km, the Americans, as always, resist. drinks
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 5 January 2021 11: 40
      +5
      Quote: tralflot1832
      I wonder who the terrorist state, its MQ 9, was targeting by the US in Romania.

      Transnistria.
    2. Machito
      Machito 5 January 2021 11: 56
      +2
      Quote: tralflot1832
      It is interesting to whom the terrorist state, its MQ 9, in Romania aimed at the United States. At any time you can hang a helfire with sabers on it! 500 km, the Americans, as always, resist. drinks

      UAVs of this class are quite consistent with land-based cruise missiles deployed in Europe. It is time to install extended-range missiles and nuclear warheads on Iskanders.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 5 January 2021 12: 07
        0
        I hope they will answer by January 11 and I don't think it will be Zakharova.
        1. Machito
          Machito 5 January 2021 14: 06
          +2
          Yeah, and on January 20 we are waiting for Psaki lol
        2. Malyuta
          Malyuta 5 January 2021 16: 29
          +14
          Quote: tralflot1832
          I hope they will answer by January 11 and I don't think it will be Zakharova.

          Why didn't she die? belay crying
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 5 January 2021 16: 32
            0
            More alive than all the living. You will not wait! I'm talking about the Shoigu department! good drinksWorry about yourself, the holidays are not over yet?
            1. Malyuta
              Malyuta 5 January 2021 16: 44
              +15
              Quote: tralflot1832
              More alive than all the living. You will not wait! I'm talking about the Shoigu department! good drinksWorry about yourself, the holidays are not over yet?

              Yoshkin mole! And I really thought that there would be no one else to sing and dance belay We'll have to continue the celebrations for the joy. good drinks
  5. Pereira
    Pereira 5 January 2021 11: 46
    +1
    Apparently soon.
  6. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 5 January 2021 11: 47
    +4
    Shock with a reconnaissance function, well, it's straight solely to protect the interests of a country located somewhere far away ... the expansion continues ... it's time to think about the broadest development of Cuba ... the money invested in Cubans will definitely pay off in every sense
    We need a permanent base of the Navy for aviation and the MTR simply for “the appearance of bases in this strategically important region will reassure Russia's partners and allies and signal to the adversaries about the possibility of a worthy response to any threat. ... for Russia is committed to maintaining security and stability in the Caribbean, and the deployment of Bases in Cuba will strengthen Russia's relations with partners and other allies "... something like that)))
    1. Machito
      Machito 5 January 2021 11: 58
      +2
      The deployment of Russian military bases in Cuba will make it possible to stop the missile threat from the rogue state of the DPRK. laughing good
      1. Rusticolus
        Rusticolus 5 January 2021 16: 22
        -1
        Why DPRK? We will resist ISIS there. And the Romanian coast must be mined at the same time, from the Samali pirates.
        1. Malyuta
          Malyuta 5 January 2021 16: 27
          +11
          Quote: Rusticolus
          What about the DPRK? We will resist ISIS there. And the Romanian coast must be mined at the same time, from the Sami pirates.

          We do not care who to resist, as long as the inhabitants do not grumble.
    2. Olkhovsky
      Olkhovsky 5 January 2021 16: 54
      0
      it's time to think about the broadest development of Cuba ... the money invested in Cubans will definitely pay off in every sense

      Why the hell is she needed in this Cuba? It is better to master the space.
  7. venik
    venik 5 January 2021 12: 01
    -7
    "... He is able to continuously stay in the air for up to 24 hours, and the" ceiling "of the height of this UAV is 13 kilometer... ... "
    =========
    Well .... "Shell" will get it of course with difficulty, although it will get it! A Buk and S-400 - no problem at all!
    We are waiting, sir! soldier
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 5 January 2021 21: 33
      0
      Do not wait!
      The scoundrels have great digital maps, and they keep out of our borders.
      But our REB members should work hard to download these maps from the memory of rippers - they would do a great job - our topographic maps are made on materials from the 60s (with bad adjustments from the 80s) - since then the topographic situation has been so many times has changed that the commander of a motorized rifle platoon will hardly find his place on this ancient map, the situation has become completely different. Or is it impossible to do?
  8. Alexfly
    Alexfly 5 January 2021 12: 02
    +1
    I think that international agreements on borders should be revised, in particular the overflight of reconnaissance aircraft, ships, etc. 250 km minimum
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 5 January 2021 12: 07
    +2
    This means that means should appear in Crimea to neutralize the threat if anything.
    1. Linxs
      Linxs 5 January 2021 16: 22
      0
      They have been there for a long time.
      Or do you think you were waiting for the US to deploy its UAVs in Romania?
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 5 January 2021 19: 52
        0
        Quote: LinxS
        They have been there for a long time.
        Or do you think you were waiting for the US to deploy its UAVs in Romania?

        That is, there just has to be parity. Romania should be aware that by deploying such troops, Romania may accidentally turn into a desert, or maybe not by accident.
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 5 January 2021 21: 52
          0
          Of course not by accident! Romanians in the Second World War on our territory showed themselves to be great villains in relation to civilians: bandits, marauders and murderers, therefore, the processing of this a / b with Calibers and Onyxes from the naval and Crimean installations is quite charitable!
          And in order not to waste time, it is necessary to mix Redzikovo with the Patriots with earth.
        2. hydrox
          hydrox 5 January 2021 22: 10
          0
          At least this a / b will need to be demolished so that the rest of the NATO members and their POPULATION immediately feel uneasy.
          For this, any barge may well be useful, on which it will be possible to place half a dozen MLRS rocket launchers, something like a long-range Tosochka, or get by with shipborne missile technology.
          Romanian territory is very convenient for processing it from the sea.
  10. ximkim
    ximkim 5 January 2021 16: 30
    0
    Since the United States decided to transfer equipment and personnel to Romania, it means a lot of work has appeared in the east and north directions.
  11. Old26
    Old26 5 January 2021 17: 46
    0
    Quote: tralflot1832
    By the way, our negotiations equate the UAVs of this class with cruise missiles from 500 to 5000 km, the Americans, as always, resist.

    Here, like a medal, there are two sides, or a stick has two ends. At the talks, we can demand that such UAVs be equated with cruise missiles, although this is a BSK, and it was long ago at the UN level that it was announced why it should not be equated. But if they agree to our proposal, or even to a more radical one, we, too, our UAVs will have to put water tight control and restrictions

    Quote: Bearded
    UAVs of this class are quite consistent with land-based cruise missiles deployed in Europe. P

    And our Orion. Hunter "or what else will also comply with the Kyrgyz Republic and are we ready for tough restrictions on such our UAVs? The difference is that the Americans can agree to this. But in addition to amers in NATO, there are two dozen other countries, many of which have their own UAVs, or purchased from third countries. And what will happen as a result? Together with the United States, we lose the right to have many such UAVs, but at the same time, due to the lack of a military bloc, such as NATO, we will not have them (UAV) from the word at all. NATO, read the US, will have it. Who will get better from this? DOUBT

    Quote: Bearded
    The deployment of Russian military bases in Cuba will make it possible to stop the missile threat from the rogue state of the DPRK. laughing good

    And the Cubans will be so happy !!!! After we threw them in the 90s, they will immediately provide us with bases. Cuba is not the same. Fidel, who can ignite the population, too. And we all dream of bases in Cuba, in Nicaragua. NOBODY IS WAITING FOR US THERE, it's time to look at the world not through rose-colored glasses .. There, only Venezuela can still provide us, but again for our money. And this base will be located so that in the event of a conflict it will not give us anything, but will be destroyed by all 10%

    Quote: AlexFly
    I think that international agreements on borders should be revised, in particular the overflight of reconnaissance aircraft, ships, etc. 250 km minimum

    I agree 100%. This will make the Baltic a no-fly zone for NATO reconnaissance aircraft, and in the Far East - Japan and the United States. But what a huge plus. You can't even imagine what a giant plus will be for us.
    1. We ourselves will lose the opportunity to conduct reconnaissance near NATO borders (the Baltic will be closed for us),
    2. We'll have to remove all our intelligence from Kaliningrad, Pskov, Leningrad regions and the Kola Peninsula,
    3. To establish the most severe bans and restrictions on the flight of our aircraft from the Crimea,
    4. Introduce a ban on flights of our reconnaissance aircraft in the western Black Sea region, in the region of Alaska and Japan. PLUSES WILL BE DARKNESS DARKNESS. SEE HOW MUCH PLUSES ???
    At the same time, we will have to remove all our reconnaissance ships from the Mediterranean Sea (it will be closed for us), and in the Black Sea our reconnaissance ships will be locked in the Black Sea
    SEE HOW MUCH PLUSES WE GET FROM YOUR VUME IDEA ????
  12. Saxahorse
    Saxahorse 5 January 2021 20: 28
    -1
    Very bad news. The Reaper is not so much a reconnaissance as an attack UAV. It looks like Transnistria is facing tough times this year. I don't understand how we can cover them now.
  13. spectr
    spectr 5 January 2021 22: 11
    0
    If you look at the map, then the place is convenient. More or less at an equal distance are the Russian, Ukrainian and Turkish borders. Well, the conflict between Turkey and Greece can be tracked. IMHO, they seem to have serious disagreements with Turkey. And Turkey is now climbing both Ukraine and Azerbaijanis. And Moldova is close at hand.
  14. Old26
    Old26 5 January 2021 23: 35
    0
    Quote: Saxahorse
    Very bad news. The Reaper is not so much a reconnaissance as an attack UAV. It looks like Transnistria is facing tough times this year. I don't understand how we can cover them now.

    No way. And all these suggestions described above in the posts, such as equating them to the CD or making a zone forbidden for reconnaissance ships and aircraft, is nothing more than a piggy-backed raving. The authors of such proposals do not even try to "turn on the brain" and think that the provisions of such agreements will have to be fulfilled not only by the Americans, but also by us. And they just grumble

    Quote: spectr
    If you look at the map, then the place is convenient. More or less at an equal distance are the Russian, Ukrainian and Turkish borders. Well, the conflict between Turkey and Greece can be tracked. IMHO, they seem to have serious disagreements with Turkey. And Turkey is now climbing both Ukraine and Azerbaijanis. And Moldova is close at hand.

    Well, about equidistance, you, Dmitry, got excited. Distance from this Kampia-Turzi airbase to the borders:
    1. To the border with Hungary - about 180 km
    2. To the border with Moldova - about 300 km
    3. To the border with Transnistria - about 400-420 km
    4. To the border with Ukraine - about 160 km
    5. To the border with Crimea (Tarkhankut region) - about 680 km
    6. To Istanbul - about 700 km
    7. To the zone of the Aegean Sea, where there can be clashes between Turkey and Greece - about 900-1000 km

    So don't be equidistant
    In addition, its range does not exceed 1900 km. This means that he will hardly be able to control the Aegean Sea zone.
  15. garik77
    garik77 6 January 2021 23: 40
    0
    It is necessary to target the Romanian base with tactical nuclear weapons. Demonstrative.