A Russian fighter intercepted an American RQ-4B Global Hawk drone over the Black Sea
A Russian fighter jet intercepted an American RQ-4B Global Hawk reconnaissance drone approaching the border over the Black Sea. The press service of the Ministry of Defense reported this.
Russian air defense airspace control systems detected an unidentified air target approaching the state border of the Russian Federation. In order to identify and intercept it, a Su-27 fighter of the air defense duty forces was taken into the air. When approaching the target, it was determined that this was an American reconnaissance drone trying to get as close as possible to Crimea.
- it is spoken in the message of the Ministry of Defense.
Our fighter “intercepted” an American drone, and the drone, having spotted the Russian plane, made a U-turn and moved away from the Russian border. The fighter returned safely to its home airfield. As emphasized, there were no violations of the state border.
Note that recently the American Drones constantly hovering near the Black Sea coast, they are especially often noticed during Kyiv’s attack on the Russian peninsula. It is possible that the American drones act as relays for operators of Ukrainian unmanned boats, and also record the results of the attack, after which they transmit this data to Kyiv.
Let us recall that in March of this year, one American MQ-9 Reaper drone of the US Air Force already fell into the Black Sea, as it was not in the right place at the right time. The crew of the Russian Su-27 fighter was nominated for state awards.
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