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American drone RQ-4B Global Hawk conducted reconnaissance of a closed area near Crimea

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American intelligence is very interested in the areas closed by the Russian Ministry of Defense near the Crimean Peninsula. The US Air Force strategic unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-4B Global Hawk was sent to the area.


As follows from the data of Western aviation resources, the American drone on Wednesday, April 21, circled for a long time near the area of ​​the imposed restrictions on aircraft flights. During this time, he made several flights along the coast of the Krasnodar Territory, and was also in the area of ​​the peninsula. The flight took place at an altitude of 15 thousand meters without entering the airspace of Russia. After that, the drone went to Ukraine, where, apparently. reconnoiters the situation on the contact line in Donbass.

The RQ-4B Global Hawk took off from the island of Sicily, where these drones are based at Sigonella AFB.

As known from open sources, the RQ-4A Global Hawk has high definition cameras, infrared sensors and radars to track moving objects. It is capable of monitoring the situation to a depth of 300 kilometers and transmitting data in real time via a satellite channel.

Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense introduced a ban on aircraft flights at an altitude of up to 19 km over the south of Crimea (from Sevastopol to Feodosia), the adjacent territorial waters of Russia, as well as over part of international waters. The restrictions were introduced in connection with military exercises.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 April 21 2021 14: 17
    +9
    I hope our air defense and electronic warfare specialists were able to train ...
    1. figwam
      figwam April 21 2021 14: 35
      +8
      Every day they fly and now there.
      1. marchcat
        marchcat April 21 2021 15: 16
        +8
        Interestingly, how can you "calm down" the RQ-4A Global Hawk?
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent April 21 2021 15: 29
          0
          American intelligence is very interested in the areas closed by the Russian Ministry of Defense near the Crimean Peninsula. The US Air Force strategic unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-4B Global Hawk was sent to the area.


          More often it is necessary to "close" different areas in different places, so that the Americans go crazy, chasing their Global Hawks into an empty space ...
        2. barclay
          barclay April 21 2021 15: 39
          +1
          Quote: marchcat
          Interestingly, how can you "calm down" the RQ-4A Global Hawk?

          Apparently, we do not have such a right if it is in international airspace.
          If they had the right, they would have drowned out.
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent April 21 2021 15: 56
            +2
            Quote: barclay
            Apparently, we do not have such a right if it is in international airspace.
            If they had the right, they would have drowned out.


            You are right - "Nizza" wassat , but horror as you want the pepelats to "somersault".
            1. keeper03
              keeper03 April 21 2021 20: 56
              +1
              For unmanned aerial vehicles, you need to introduce an approach limit of 50-100 km. ! belay angry
          2. nod739
            nod739 April 21 2021 22: 12
            +1
            You can calm down and say that he was on our territory .. Let them justify themselves and prove ... And if they prove it, you can always say that we are a gas station, well, we missed .. It happens
        3. smart ass
          smart ass April 22 2021 10: 20
          0
          What's the point in a closed area where an enemy scout can fly?
      2. Kaman
        Kaman April 21 2021 17: 47
        +1
        The RQ-4B Global Hawk is a gorgeous car, you won’t say anything. She really has no analogues in the world ...
    2. Baloo
      Baloo April 21 2021 15: 48
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      I hope our air defense and electronic warfare specialists were able to train ...

      Why didn't they drop it? belay
      1. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat April 22 2021 12: 56
        +1
        Did he break something? Not. just flew at the borders without breaking them. You can't drop it. But it is possible to ensure that he does not bring anything besides photographs (and then only on film). And even need
    3. xorek
      xorek April 21 2021 17: 01
      0
      Quote: svp67
      I hope our air defense and electronic warfare specialists were able to train ...

      We practiced, and they also really wanted to plant him, but we can't declassify ... I'm sure our REB members have such an opportunity, because. they treat such scouts very calmly, supposedly let them fly for now.
    4. Fantazer911
      Fantazer911 April 21 2021 17: 04
      0
      Would have fallen so smoothly, landed, it would have been a holiday for our specialists, but for now, let the preoccupied dove fly
      1. xorek
        xorek April 21 2021 18: 20
        0
        Quote: Fantazer911
        Would have fallen so smoothly, landed, it would have been a holiday for our specialists, but for now, let the preoccupied dove fly

        Exactly Vladimir .. I feel there is such an opportunity. yes
        1. Fantazer911
          Fantazer911 April 22 2021 09: 22
          0
          There is no way to realize it yet, there’s nothing, wait, there’s time, and all sorts of pigeons sometimes stray off the course and fall to the ground!
    5. Lycan
      Lycan April 22 2021 11: 13
      0
      It would be possible to carefully plant it on your own territory (even if in the territory. Water). After "practicing". Would it be "discovering your potential"? Maybe. But he, too, since he circled for a relatively long time, recorded a lot of data (300 km of reconnaissance depth). And you have to pay for that. And this is - I think, a good car to "arrest" her for a short time (with her research) for "the insolence of her superiors."
  2. novel66
    novel66 April 21 2021 14: 18
    0
    this is not on Sigonella Yossarian served?
    1. Reviews
      Reviews April 21 2021 14: 53
      +3
      Quote: novel xnumx
      this is not on Sigonella Yossarian served?

      "Sigonella" is about. Sicily, and Catch 22 is about. Pianosa / Pianosa.
      1. novel66
        novel66 April 21 2021 17: 05
        -1
        messed up everything hi
        1. Reviews
          Reviews April 22 2021 05: 35
          0
          Quote: novel xnumx
          messed up everything hi

          Nothing wrong. :) I didn’t know at all that Sigonella was on an island and not on the mainland. :)
  3. AB
    AB April 21 2021 14: 18
    -8
    And that the electronic warfare is not included?
  4. YOUR
    YOUR April 21 2021 14: 19
    -3
    If the area is closed, then why weren't they shot down?
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 April 21 2021 14: 22
      +4
      SP-2 has not been completed yet. It's not too far. bully
      We are taking the armament out into the open. Let them see.
    2. Stepan S
      Stepan S April 21 2021 14: 25
      +14
      So he flies outside the area. Oii are not quite finished to enter the closed areas. It's scary, after all.
      1. Nirvanko
        Nirvanko April 21 2021 14: 35
        .
        He went into a closed area.
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon April 21 2021 15: 45
          +6
          Quote: Nirvanko
          He went into a closed area.

          American drone on Wednesday, April 21, circled for a long time next with the area imposed restrictions on aircraft flights

          Those. he did not enter the area. Or do you have any other information? Share.
          1. Nirvanko
            Nirvanko April 23 2021 12: 12
            -1
            Please:

        2. Insurgent
          Insurgent April 21 2021 17: 23
          +2
          Quote: Nirvanko
          He went into a closed area.

          Would have come in - would not have come out ...
    3. Troll
      Troll April 21 2021 14: 31
      +12
      It is said that they did not enter the area, but flew nearby
    4. Yura
      Yura April 21 2021 14: 36
      +2
      The flight took place at an altitude of 15 thousand meters without entering the airspace of Russia. After that, the drone went to Ukraine, where, apparently. reconnoiters the situation on the contact line in Donbass.
      Closed areas are part of Russian airspace.
      1. Kurare
        Kurare April 21 2021 14: 54
        -1
        Quote: Jura
        Closed areas are part of Russian airspace.

        Judging by the article, the closed area was pushed back
        Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense imposed a ban on aircraft flights at an altitude of up to 19 km over the south of Crimea (from Sevastopol to Feodosia), adjacent territorial waters of Russia, as well as over part of international waters.

        So the question is open. If he was in the international airspace, which the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation additionally closed, why was not he shot down. And if behind the closed zone - no complaints.
        1. Yura
          Yura April 21 2021 15: 28
          0
          Quote: Kurare
          And if behind the closed zone - no complaints.

          It looks like it was.
          1. Kurare
            Kurare April 21 2021 15: 35
            0
            Therefore, I wrote that the question is open and the article does not provide explanations on this matter. But, most likely, since they did not shoot down, it means he did not stick it out.
    5. venik
      venik April 21 2021 14: 47
      +7
      Quote: YOUR
      American drone on Wednesday, April 21, circled for a long time near the area of ​​the imposed restriction on aircraft flights

      =======
      Vladimir, have you read the article carefully? It looks like no! It is written:
      "...American drone on Wednesday, April 21, circled for a long time next(!!!) with the area of ​​the imposed restriction on the flights of aircraft ..."
      And you all "bring down", yes "bring down"! Ah ah ah! No. drinks
      1. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis April 21 2021 19: 38
        -1
        Quote: venik
        near (!!!) with the area of ​​the imposed restrictions on the flights of aircraft ... "
        And you all "bring down", yes "bring down"! Ah ah ah!

        I think we all want to knock him down! It is clear that you cannot ... But if you cannot, but you really want to ... What to do ....? We will wait until it stumbles ... a couple of meters ...
        1. Reviews
          Reviews April 22 2021 05: 39
          0
          Quote: 30 vis
          Quote: venik
          near (!!!) with the area of ​​the imposed restrictions on the flights of aircraft ... "
          And you all "bring down", yes "bring down"! Ah ah ah!

          I think we all want to knock him down! It is clear that you cannot ... But if you cannot, but you really want to ... What to do ....? We will wait until it stumbles ... a couple of meters ...

          Well, why not ... I have a poor idea of ​​the capabilities of our electronic warfare, but I intuitively assume that it is quite possible to interfere with its avionics so that it collapses immediately. And it is not clear to me why ours still haven’t arranged such a prank for him.
        2. aslanismaili611
          aslanismaili611 April 22 2021 09: 07
          0
          If you can't, but you really want to, then you can! there is a technical possibility to knock down the aircraft at the moment when it is guaranteed to fall in the area under your control.
    6. xorek
      xorek April 21 2021 18: 29
      -2
      Quote: YOUR
      If the area is closed, then why weren't they shot down?

      Well, firstly, this pipilats flies in the neutral zone, and secondly, it is not particularly dangerous to see .. Quietly for some reason our military refers to this .. And what is interesting, if the scout is not a UAV, then our air defense immediately escorts him and tries to drive him away from the borders .... Apparently there is a reason for this behavior
      1. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis April 21 2021 19: 46
        0
        Quote: xorek
        then our air defenses immediately accompany him and try to drive him away from the borders ... Apparently there is a reason for this behavior

        According to my observations .. today to meet this cradle rushed a couple of three pairs of our planes ... They jumped out of the Belbek airfield and flew south, east .. The speed of movement was impressive ...
  5. Stepan S
    Stepan S April 21 2021 14: 19
    +3
    We ought to jam satellite channels when he flies off our coast, conduct exercises. Better yet, arrange a collision with some kind of drone that "lost control".
    1. novel66
      novel66 April 21 2021 14: 24
      +5
      we do not have to 15 km
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee April 21 2021 14: 32
        -8
        Quote: novel xnumx
        we do not have

        And the "spontaneous" launch of the S-300, or the "operator error" during the training launch .... And ... Excuse me guys, we are inadvertently! recourse
        1. businessv
          businessv April 21 2021 14: 45
          -1
          Quote: Uncle Lee
          And the "spontaneous" launch of the S-300, or "operator error" during a training launch ...

          Didn't read your post, posted a similar one! hi So he was flying in the restricted area? With the height, everything is clear, it was less forbidden, it remains to find out the territory. Who knows, please drop a line.
        2. yehat2
          yehat2 April 21 2021 14: 52
          +4
          I like another version - an Iranian missile arrived.
          it's not for nothing that the United States defends the whole of Europe
        3. Baloo
          Baloo April 22 2021 13: 28
          +1
          Quote: Uncle Lee
          Quote: novel xnumx
          we do not have

          And the "spontaneous" launch of the S-300, or the "operator error" during the training launch .... And ... Excuse me guys, we are inadvertently! recourse

          like rubbing the dust, accidentally pressing it, but then let it go? laughing
    2. xorek
      xorek April 21 2021 18: 31
      -1
      Quote: Stepan S
      We ought to jam satellite channels when he flies off our coast, conduct exercises. Better yet, arrange a collision with some kind of drone that "lost control".

      While there is no sense in this, why declassify our capabilities .. So if a conflict begins, I think that something like this will be applied immediately .. hi
  6. Sarh
    Sarh April 21 2021 14: 23
    0
    Today it flies the same way
  7. loki565
    loki565 April 21 2021 14: 24
    +4
    So he's been there for two weeks, every day he flies to work
    1. Sarh
      Sarh April 21 2021 14: 32
      +3
      Today, the scout has driven his britos, he also cuts circles along the coast
      1. loki565
        loki565 April 21 2021 14: 34
        +4
        Yeah, looked at flightradar, some Boeing RC-135W really flies
      2. Bubuzon
        Bubuzon April 21 2021 14: 43
        +2
        I made 2 laps and rushed home.
  8. Kamchatsky
    Kamchatsky April 21 2021 14: 34
    +6
    There is also a British spinning
    1. Nirvanko
      Nirvanko April 21 2021 14: 36
      .
      On the map are the "achievements" of Russian geopolitics over the past 20 years.
      1. loki565
        loki565 April 21 2021 14: 40
        +11
        On the map are the "achievements" of Russian geopolitics over the past 20 years.

        Well, Crimea was returned, which is what it is)))
        1. Holgerton
          Holgerton April 21 2021 14: 52
          .
          And they lost the rest of Ukraine, which is, that is)))
          Achievements worthy of the Hero of Russia award to everyone involved, so to speak.
          1. loki565
            loki565 April 21 2021 15: 11
            +6
            And they lost the rest of Ukraine, which is, that is)))
            Achievements worthy of the Hero of Russia award to everyone involved, so to speak.

            You are confusing cause and effect, we lost Ukraine during the collapse of the USSR, just at the height of the rule of pro-American democrats. Now they returned the loyal part to us.
            1. Holgerton
              Holgerton April 21 2021 16: 02
              -1
              And you, apparently, wishful thinking.
              We did not lose Ukraine, as well as the support of its people, during the collapse of the USSR (during the collapse of the USSR, we rather abandoned Ukraine by announcing our withdrawal even before them). We began to lose it after about 2010 as a result of indulging in the politics of one "legitimate" king and his friends, the oligarchs.
              That in the 90s, that in the 00s, despite its partially pro-Western course, it remained extremely friendly to us, strange, and even the then so-called "Bandera, Westerners and nationalists" in fact supported the course of developing relations with Russia, and Ukraine in equally strived for integration both into the European and into the Russian (maybe even more into the Russian) economic and social space.
              Only now, the felon president, praised by some members of the forum (let's call him Vitya the fraer), quickly backed down when his unsuccessful attempt to play a conditional dictator of a regional scale met with more resistance and raised the corruption component of his presidency, and then who came first (the beacons of democracy), addition and sneakers.

              IMHO:
              And yes, to return the loyal part having lost an even larger, only slightly less loyal part, this is some kind of masochistic zugzwang of modern Russia to itself, or rather the policy of its "effective managers", but we are a simple people, the Union is gone for 30 years, and we are all we bring down problems and failures on Gorbachev.
              1. loki565
                loki565 April 21 2021 16: 34
                -1
                An interesting set of words (no), by the way, it is the horses that babble)))
                1. Holgerton
                  Holgerton April 21 2021 18: 36
                  -1
                  How gentle we are, you can see that you are either a latent United Russia party or an officer's daughter)
                  Well, so be it your way, otherwise it will be completely sad to listen to your set of letters. sad
                  1. loki565
                    loki565 April 21 2021 18: 55
                    0
                    Again a set of words))) nd the jumps do not bring to good)))
        2. Nirvanko
          Nirvanko April 23 2021 12: 15
          -1
          He returned Crimea, lost the rest of Ukraine, along with millions of Russians living there. Now, when playing badly, the main thing is to make the right face.
    2. APASUS
      APASUS April 21 2021 14: 58
      +4
      Quote: Kamchatka
      There is also a British spinning

      I looked specifically, it took 5 minutes and everything disappeared, there is no plane, no tracker
      1. Kamchatsky
        Kamchatsky April 21 2021 15: 04
        +1
        Sometimes it disappears, later it appears again. Here, it seems, the mark from the American drone disappeared, I thought - could they be fired with what? wassat
  9. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 April 21 2021 14: 40
    0
    I hope our MO provided for such a development of events
  10. businessv
    businessv April 21 2021 14: 42
    -7
    Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense introduced a ban on aircraft flights at an altitude of up to 19 km over the south of Crimea (from Sevastopol to Feodosia), the adjacent territorial waters of Russia, as well as over part of international waters. The restrictions were introduced in connection with military exercises.
    If he flew at an altitude of 15 km, then it could have been accidentally destroyed by an S-300 missile? I don’t understand why this wasn’t done, because both the occasion and the situation were appropriate. Or was he not flying in the restricted area? Who knows?
  11. kventinasd
    kventinasd April 21 2021 14: 42
    +3
    It’s interesting, if any Russian drone also flew, for example, off the coast of Florida or around the island of Oahu where the "famous" Pearl Harbor is located, what kind of reaction would the adversaries have to such actions?
    1. xorek
      xorek April 21 2021 18: 41
      +1
      Quote: kventinasd
      It’s interesting, if any Russian drone also flew, for example, off the coast of Florida or around the island of Oahu where the "famous" Pearl Harbor is located, what kind of reaction would the adversaries have to such actions?

      It's scary to think even about this, if such a screeching is about the movement of our troops across its territory, then in this case panic will begin and from the windows of skyscrapers they will start jumping out with shouts of "Russians are coming!" laughing wassat
      By the way, this is not a joke. But such hysteria was in the United States during the USSR and the Cold War ..
      Khrushchev once blurted out that we are rockets, how we produce sausages, and it started .. laughing
      In the days of the USSR, somehow everything was careful and God forbid something was wrong in world politics .. There was fear and respect in the world .. And now everyone is shouting and everyone is not too lazy .. But Russia is a nuclear power and there are nerves too !
  12. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O April 21 2021 14: 45
    .
    How handsome he is! good
    1. xorek
      xorek April 21 2021 18: 49
      0
      Quote: Holuay T.O.
      How handsome he is! good

      And what an expensive goal, I just want to press the button bully
      1. Holuay T.O
        Holuay T.O April 21 2021 19: 48
        -4
        It's hard to bring it down
        1. xorek
          xorek April 21 2021 20: 07
          -3
          Quote: Holuay T.O.
          It's hard to bring it down

          Where did you read it, on classmates or twitter, etc. laughing
    2. sabakina
      sabakina April 21 2021 19: 20
      +1
      Quote: Holuay T.O.
      How handsome he is! good

      What is so beautiful about him? A leech is a leech.
      1. Holuay T.O
        Holuay T.O April 21 2021 20: 04
        -1
        Not, Geometry and Aerodynamics for such a device are just perfect, beautifully hidden electronics
        I would not be surprised if our design was developed from mech-mat by those who left for the USA
        1. xorek
          xorek April 21 2021 20: 10
          -5
          Quote: Holuay T.O.
          I would not be surprised if our design was developed from mech-mat by those who left for the USA

          Was it erased from the USSR? If so directly .. And how many of these "clever traitors" have flown under the bridge and are now whining and nostalgic here? negative
          Quote: sabakina
          Quote: Holuay T.O.
          How handsome he is! good

          What is so beautiful about him? A leech is a leech.

          Yes, these Pipelatsy do not pay much attention, our air defense .. You can bang, but then ..
          1. Holuay T.O
            Holuay T.O April 21 2021 20: 28
            0
            YOU are so ferret and stay ...
            Digging into the aftermath, not the reasons
            Meanwhile, in the United States, the Congress is lobbying for the arrival of Mathematicians in the country, and in our country, Peskov himself says in an interview that we have little
            migrant workers to a construction site ... Can you hear the difference? Or do you stink?
  13. Dimide
    Dimide April 21 2021 14: 58
    .
    They poured or put the Americans on the "closing" - in height.
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  14. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 21 2021 14: 59
    +2
    It is necessary to put a "tail" in the form of our drone to it, so that it continuously clogs its channels with interference, jamming radio communications - in short, extinguishing the American to the fullest!
    1. Keyser soze
      Keyser soze April 21 2021 23: 25
      +1
      We need to put a "tail" in the form of our drone to it,


      And which of your drones can keep up with Hawke? Is it possible to screw the drone onto the Su 35? laughing
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  16. rocket757
    rocket757 April 21 2021 15: 04
    0
    American drone RQ-4B Global Hawk conducted reconnaissance of a closed area near Crimea
    They are circling, sniffing, their job is like that.
  17. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima April 21 2021 15: 15
    -5
    Russian air defense electronic warfare reacted?
    If the flash was missed, on kukunder, if caught and the information sphere does not know, then a medal)
  18. da Vinci
    da Vinci April 21 2021 15: 45
    +1
    I wonder how global UAVs fly between countries: agree with someone, do they occupy the permitted echelons, do they include transpoders? How many civilian aircraft are there in the sky, or is everything calculated?
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 21 2021 15: 52
      +1
      It flies like any other military aircraft, naturally, everything is consistent with civilians. Of course, there are transpoders, we can use them to find out the flight routes.
      They and attack UAVs are certified for flights in the common area.
      https://topwar.ru/163362-ssha-sertificirujut-udarnyj-dron-dlja-poletov-v-obschem-vozdushnom-prostranstve.html
      1. da Vinci
        da Vinci April 22 2021 08: 31
        0
        This I mean, if the Russian Federation creates such a global UAV and sends, for example, to patrol the Gulf of Mexico, what counter-argument should be prepared?
  19. Mitya2424
    Mitya2424 April 21 2021 16: 33
    -5
    It is necessary to shoot down all this evil.
    Belli is not attracted to Casus, there is no pilot, but it is just the right time to demonstrate your determination.
    The relationship will not get worse than it is.
  20. cheburator
    cheburator April 21 2021 18: 44
    +1
    Train daily, it's time to start landing them!
    1. xorek
      xorek April 21 2021 20: 15
      -2
      Quote: cheburator
      Train daily, it's time to start landing them!

      When the time comes, we'll land the whole pack, but for now, let them fly ...
  21. trill
    trill April 21 2021 20: 17
    +1
    The lander has not grown. Only from abroad to shoot at the weak and otmazhyvatsya from the strong.
  22. nod739
    nod739 April 21 2021 22: 09
    -3
    Why not shot down?
  23. TerraSandera
    TerraSandera April 22 2021 08: 41
    0
    Nice car, 300 km of viewing, you don't have to fly into "closed" areas. Well, the data on the satellite. Unfortunately, we have to admit that they can, if necessary. And something like that for intelligence would not hurt us. A workhorse relevant to our time.
  24. Slon1978
    Slon1978 April 22 2021 08: 51
    -1
    I think if a Russian drone - a carrier of modern technologies in propulsion, radio electronics, communication systems - were circling around the United States, they would find a way, even without much hiding, to simply shoot it down to obtain this information. Then they would cynically accuse Russia of violating the borders of US airspace, there would be no evidence or the burden of "proof" would be easy on us, and in addition, they would impose sanctions against our developers for violating the border and threatening national security. With a manned aircraft, this would be fraught with big problems for them, and it would be easy to take over a modern drone. And we all pretend to be cultural. The route is known, there is regularity - you have to land it, and then make your face a brick.
  25. dmmyak40
    dmmyak40 April 22 2021 10: 21
    0
    And now the Britons have pulled themselves up ... Herods are crawling around the Crimea ...