A British Air Force reconnaissance aircraft was spotted near the coast of Crimea

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A British Air Force reconnaissance aircraft was spotted near the coast of Crimea

It has long been no secret that NATO, mainly the United States and Great Britain, actively shares intelligence with Kiev and is directly involved in the development of attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Russian territories. Most often, such actions are carried out at the home ports of Black Sea ships. fleet Russian Navy and various objects, both military and civilian, on the territory of Crimea.

Russian military experts and observers have long observed a pattern that as soon as British or American reconnaissance vehicles begin to patrol the neutral waters of the Black Sea, this is usually followed by Ukrainian attacks on Crimea. Moreover, enemy reconnaissance UAVs and aircraft are not even encrypted, leaving their transponders turned on, which makes it easy to track their movements on publicly available specialized online navigation services.



Today, the US reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-4B Global Hawk with the call sign FORTE14 literally “hovered” south of the coast of the Crimean Peninsula. Its appearance was already reported this morning with reference to data from the Flightradar24 web service, which tracks in real time the position of aircraft around the world. "Military Review". Previously, this drone took off from Sigonella airbase on the island of Sicily in Italy, used by the US Air Force, and headed towards the Black Sea, and then set a course closer to Crimea.

NATO UAVs and aircraft try not to approach the borders of the Russian Federation, sticking to neutral airspace closer to the shores of the Black Sea NATO countries. Our pilots taught them to be at least a little careful, having previously simulated attacks several times and carried out sharp maneuvers close to reconnaissance aircraft. drones NATO. One of them, the MQ-9 Reaper, fell into the Black Sea last spring as a result of the skillful actions of our pilots. It was later recovered by Russian divers. However, the surveillance equipment equipped with American and British reconnaissance vehicles is sufficient to scan the territory of the same Crimean Peninsula to a sufficient depth and from a safe distance.

Apparently, the American drone was not able to fully cope with its task. After about ten hours of its work near Crimea, the English reconnaissance aircraft RC-4W Rivet Joint arrived to help the RQ-135B Global Hawk, whose movements in the western part of the Black Sea water area can be easily tracked according to Flightradar24 data. It is most convenient to monitor Sevastopol from this part of the airspace.



The RC-135V/W reconnaissance aircraft is the main vessel for radio and electronic reconnaissance of radiation sources in the centimeter, decimeter and meter wavelength ranges. It is used by NATO to combat aviation and the enemy's air defense system. The RC-135V/W provides reconnaissance of all air defense systems (including fighter-interceptors and air defense systems), as well as aviation radio communications networks and avionics.

Thus, it can be assumed that the American UAV collects data on targets, and the British aircraft detects air defense systems of the Russian Armed Forces capable of intercepting strikes. drones APU. A kind of computer “gluing” of this data allows one to plot the safest route for an attack. Let's hope that our anti-aircraft gunners will be able to prevent these if they happen. Of course, it would be more effective to shoot down enemy air spies, but it is clear what this will lead to.
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  1. +4
    2 February 2024 20: 01
    Shoot the hell out or “spray” it with fuel, like an American UAV, so that it crashes.. There is no need to be afraid, let them be afraid of us.. We are defending our territory hi
    1. KAV
      +1
      2 February 2024 21: 24
      Quote: Stanovoy
      We defend our territory
      We can defend our territory only within territorial waters, unless we are talking about war with an intruder. But, for now, they seem to be not a party to the conflict with us (although, in my opinion, this is quite in vain). The plane of a potential enemy is hanging around far beyond these very waters. If you shoot it down in neutral waters, it’s a case of belli. Do you need it?
      Yes, they fly and collect intelligence. But what can we do about it in the current conditions of international law, which, by the way, we ourselves have signed up to?
      We must look for other options for causing pain to our sworn partners. Not symmetrical.
      1. +1
        3 February 2024 00: 43
        But sometimes they just want to create this casus belli, remembering that after the appearance of these scouts, shelling of Crimea and Sevastopol always occurs.

        But this time it can be assumed that (British and American reconnaissance UAVs) are some kind of diversionary maneuver from their preparations in the Middle East. Recently, a large number of flying tankers and strategists have been transferred to Europe from the United States. All F-35s were even put on combat readiness. And today, Sky News Arabia, citing a representative of the American military department, reported that American B-1 bombers left Lakenheath airbase in the UK on a mission to the Middle East. It is illogical to use strategists against the Houthis. They are unlikely to attack Iran. That leaves Iraq and Syria...

        It looks like some kind of mess is brewing. Has the hegemon really lost his patience after more than 150 attacks on their illegal bases, with a large number of casualties?
        1. 0
          3 February 2024 06: 33
          Quote: alystan
          Has the hegemon really lost his patience after more than 150 attacks on their illegal bases, with a large number of casualties?

          Most likely they will hit IRGC bases in the region. But if the United States really gets into a serious conflict in the region (and the British are actively egging them on to this), then it is unlikely that anything will save them. . . But perhaps they want to shift the attention of their society from Texas and the Mexican border to the “terrible enemy” in the form of Iran.
          But they can no longer avoid the Civil War.
    2. 0
      3 February 2024 08: 27
      Shooting down would not be a problem if he were flying there alone; there is an air corridor of hundreds of airliners at different echelons, and besides, there are not even neutral waters there.
  2. +1
    2 February 2024 20: 03
    Quote: Stanovoy
    Shoot the hell out or “spray” it with fuel, like an American UAV, so that it crashes.. There is no need to be afraid, let them be afraid of us.. We are defending our territory hi


    it depends on whether a shoot down is included in the SVO plan - if it is shot down, then it is included, if not, then it is not included.
  3. -5
    2 February 2024 20: 04
    But this surprised
    "leaving transponders on so they can be easily tracked"
    Are they really cuckoo? Of course, it is clear to everyone that they are engaged in reconnaissance with the further transfer of data to the Ukrainians, which is why their drones fly so freely into our territory, in short, the Crimea should prepare
    1. +10
      2 February 2024 20: 26
      They don't peek-a-boo. They fly completely openly, with transponders turned on, and in international waters. Are they breaking anything? No.
      Collecting information? Prove it.
      If you want to shoot it down, try it.
      Surely they have thought of everything for this case.
      There is no need to make a fool of your enemy, this is dangerous.
      1. 0
        2 February 2024 20: 36
        Is it possible to overwhelm an unknown aircraft with electronic warfare?
        1. +1
          2 February 2024 20: 39
          Most likely not, a very serious device. Communication via satellite.
          1. 0
            2 February 2024 20: 52
            As far as I understand, such a device does not work directly on a satellite - you need a directional antenna, usually a parabolic one. Or no?
            1. +1
              2 February 2024 20: 54
              Quote: Napayz
              need a directional antenna,

              Yes, Global has it.
              1. 0
                2 February 2024 20: 55
                Do they have time to adjust it (to the satellite) during the flight? And the flight path can change relatively sharply.
                1. +1
                  2 February 2024 20: 57
                  Ooooh... This is a great mystery winked
          2. +2
            2 February 2024 23: 00
            Quote: Kotofeich
            Most likely not, a very serious device. Communication via satellite.

            A fishing trawler won't do?! We extinguished the scout and ended up in the water, in the sense that we continue to pull the trawl...
      2. 0
        2 February 2024 20: 51
        As experience shows, THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT OUT OF ANYTHING (they swam, we know). Relying on the impotence of our commanders. Moreover, with a decisive response with significant damage, confusion ensues UP TO THE HIDDEN SABOTAGE OF THE EXECUTION OF THE ORDER. Another thing is an asymmetrical response. Well, here Grandma - Grandfather, and Granddaughter - Bug...
        How to drop such a fat target - I wrote in a comment to the article about Global Hawk/
        1. +1
          2 February 2024 20: 56
          Quote: Victor Leningradets
          As experience shows, THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT OUT OF ANYTHING

          It’s easy for us to talk from the couch.
          1. +1
            2 February 2024 21: 01
            It’s easy for us to talk from the couch

            I repeat, we know we swam. They are very sensitive to their own carcasses. You should have seen how these six feet six inches by six pounds were afraid of the Vietnamese escorts, who were as tall as our sixth grader!
            1. 0
              2 February 2024 21: 07
              Victor, well, probably a lot has changed in fifty years, both with us and with them (especially with us), and in the world in general. They idiots know how to draw conclusions, we must give them their due.
              1. -1
                2 February 2024 21: 15
                Believe me, nothing in human nature changes. And we are the same, only in antiphase. How is it with Lyube: maybe we, or maybe us...
                I know them at face value, I have never allowed myself to have a disdainful attitude towards the enemy, but these can fight only with overwhelming superiority (the whole World is behind us - they believe). In doing so, they can really take risks and improvise. But if something goes wrong, and here it is - the end, then that's it - we take a time out. And whoever wants to be a hero will give way. They got it from robbers and pirates...Genetics, however.
                1. +2
                  2 February 2024 21: 32
                  Victor, yes, in some ways you are right. But...
                  But previously there were systems in opposition, but now our systems are almost the same. And we are not at war with anyone. We're fucking partners.
        2. -1
          3 February 2024 06: 48
          Quote: Victor Leningradets
          How to drop such a fat target - I wrote in a comment to the article about Global Hawk/

          Global Hawk - unmanned, spinning abeam of Sevastopol, i.e. away from external means of surveillance and control. It was necessary to take down with the help of the Su-57 from the zone of its own invisibility. The miracle drone falls into the sea, it is not clear who fired, all ends go into the water, from where they can also be raised. To all claims that “you shot it down,” answer according to Hollywood: “What is your evidence?” . These request No . We calmly wait for the next (unmanned!) target.
          1. -1
            3 February 2024 08: 09
            Here's what I wrote in the article about Global Hawk:
            In fact, it’s high time to organize something in the spirit of what the Israeli pilots organized for our Il-20.
            Such a Global Hawk is flying, or better yet - an RC-135, or even a holiday - an E-3 Sentry. And its course is crossed by an unknown target (the same Swift, for example). Well, S-400, or better yet, S-500 fire at him! At this time, the Swift dives into the water with an explosion, and the 40N6 is retargeted at the reconnaissance aircraft.
            And, as they say, Sorry Sir!
            They will swallow it in the best possible way, and will be afraid to answer, lest next time some CVN might fall under a stray Dagger.

            In general, the idea about the Su-57 is a good one, but there is a high risk of interception and loss of the pilot.
            1. 0
              3 February 2024 19: 57
              Quote: Victor Leningradets
              In general, the idea about the Su-57 is a good one, but there is a high risk of interception and loss of the pilot.

              Interception of whom? By whom ? How ?
              Global-Hawk usually flies south of Crimea. It has its own radar, the outer ones are “SM”, like the Su-57 with a range of 100 km. not detect . There is nothing and no one else to watch him. He is invisible to everyone. From a distance of 120-150 km. strikes the RVV SD or RVV BD from an even greater distance. Takes off from Rostov or from an even more distant airfield. As a result, the American intelligence officer is destroyed over the sea and falls into the abyss of the waters. The reasons are unclear, doubtful, unproven. Any claims are rejected as delusional, but in order to avoid future similar incidents, the entire space above the water area up to the Turkish border is declared a no-fly zone until the end of the conflict. And the wreckage of the global hawk can be recovered by our GUGI specialists.
    2. 0
      2 February 2024 21: 16
      Quote: Butunak
      Are they really cuckoo?

      What kind of peek-a-boo? What should they be afraid of over their own or neutral territory?
  4. +1
    2 February 2024 20: 05
    So we have to wait for tricks and missile launches from xoxlov. soak at least one such plane for prevention!
    1. AAK
      +11
      2 February 2024 20: 15
      And there is no need to wait for “sneaks” from missile and other launches, they already exist, and even very... I specifically looked at all the news publications on VO over the last period and was once again convinced that they publish things that are unpleasant for our country and especially for its political and the military leadership news only when there is no escape from this news, too many such news already become known... and now on VO there is not a single line about what happened in the Black Sea near Lake Donuzlav, as well as on Belbek airfield... apparently pre-election information is much more important, not allowing any negativity to appear next to you...
      1. +4
        2 February 2024 20: 26
        Apparently, pre-election information is much more important, not allowing any negativity to appear nearby...

        oh okay)))
        Even if tomorrow our people begin to retreat on all fronts, eggs will cost 250 per dozen, and in the cities there will be electricity and water on schedule, and there will be no heating at all, then we will still vote correctly and elect Vladimir Vladimirovich) From the pre-election background, the maximum that was shown to us was gained The result of the votes can and will depend on them, but that’s not a fact.
      2. +7
        2 February 2024 20: 34
        Yes, they don’t want to tell everything as it is, they pretend that nothing is happening, in fact this is a bad decision. Apparently they think that people no longer read other than a couple of news sites, and it’s not worth talking about TV at all.
  5. +4
    2 February 2024 20: 05
    What will it lead to? The creatures will not fly! Otherwise we think and think, and they get impudent!
    1. +2
      2 February 2024 20: 15
      It won't lead to anything.
      Let's face it - we can write as much as we want about shooting down, they're getting there, it's time to rush into the decision-making centers, and the same Kremlin will voice as much as we like about the red lines... But no one will shy away and no one will shoot down. Because these are already bets in a completely different game
  6. +1
    2 February 2024 20: 10
    Shoot it down with no warning.
    1. +1
      2 February 2024 20: 56
      Shoot it down with no warning.

      The best advice on the site, thank you!
  7. -4
    2 February 2024 20: 17
    I see preparations for a terrorist attack where I live. And Vladimir Vladimirovich is planning a visit to Turkey in February. These brutes are not at all afraid of bonba. Previously, Hollywood directors were more adequate. But self-propelled Joe is not Reagan at all.
  8. +1
    2 February 2024 20: 19
    Shoot down and business. Then you can apologize to your partners and say we will punish the culprit. Then even show the operator - the culprit of this action - and publicly punish him - with a reprimand without a record and ..... an order.
    1. 0
      3 February 2024 08: 24
      Shoot down and business. Then you can apologize to your partners and say we will punish the culprit.

      I appreciate the irony, but psychologically this is a riot on the knees.
      Remember from Stevenson: “I am a subject of King George! Who owes no one and is not afraid of anything!” - this is the psychology of the Anglo-Saxons. They are confident in their right and know that the strongest state stands behind them. So we need to stop apologizing for a just cause.
      1. 0
        3 February 2024 08: 33
        So the problem is that we ourselves (or rather those who, according to their official duties, must defend the interests of the Russian State) give the Anglo-Saxons “confidence that they are right.” Just look at the “red lines”, how much paint was wasted in vain.
  9. +2
    2 February 2024 20: 21
    Quote: AAK
    on VO there is not a single line about what happened in the Black Sea near Lake Donuzlav, as well as at the Belbek airfield... apparently pre-election information is much more important, preventing any negativity from appearing nearby...


    Of course, we still have to wait for gifts from the Armed Forces in those days when the female majority will again choose Putin.
  10. +3
    2 February 2024 20: 23
    Russian military experts and observers have long observed a pattern that as soon as British or American reconnaissance vehicles begin to patrol the neutral waters of the Black Sea, this is usually followed by Ukrainian attacks on Crimea. Moreover, enemy reconnaissance UAVs and aircraft are not even encrypted, leaving their transponders turned on, which makes it easy to track their movements on publicly available specialized online navigation services.

    This is what I would pay special attention to. Because the transponders... When they turn off, no one will notice. And then again, winter came unexpectedly...
  11. -3
    2 February 2024 20: 23
    Quote: Captive
    What will it lead to? The creatures will not fly! Otherwise we think and think, and they get impudent!


    captives: to shoot down or not to shoot down - this is what Shoigu decides. He's unlikely to listen to you.
    1. 0
      2 February 2024 21: 04
      The forelock came unglued
      PS There is no need to remind you about the length of the comment
  12. +2
    2 February 2024 20: 29
    All that remains is to chew snot... the red ribbons are over...
  13. +2
    2 February 2024 21: 15
    Well, simply analyzing the articles on VO and not poking around further, we are expecting only one answer, either a large-scale offensive in the Kherson direction with access to the Crimea or massive missile strikes on the Crimea. Both options are possible, again, only from VO articles and other sources. Just a couple of days ago, the site published an article about the concentration of ghoul forces to cross the Dnieper, as well as about the concentration of forces in the Kherson region. A little later, there is an American drone hanging in the Crimea region and the defeat of our RTO. Considering that the weather allows and the steppe has become -10 frost, we can expect a massive blow
  14. +3
    2 February 2024 22: 15
    By the way. Why is there complete silence at VO about DBK 12411 "Ivanovets"? And in officialdom there is complete silence.
  15. +1
    2 February 2024 23: 33
    so what are we waiting for? aren't they then a "legitimate target"? They have nothing to do in the territory of states that are not theirs. Or again we're mashing sausages. This so-called SVO would have ended long ago if Putin wanted it, but apparently he doesn’t want to. Most likely it can't. After all, our friends, the oligarchs, are increasing their fortunes. He is completely dependent on them, and the so-called show elections are coming soon. We need money for the election campaign. Neutral countries are already beginning to supply weapons to Ukraine, and some are being forced to do so. Seeing that Russia is toothless, even the Armenians turned away. Orban, Vucic and a number of other politicians seem to be trying to resist, but seeing Russia’s position, they too begin to wave their hand. And we will continue to “be deceived again” in front of flight attendants, teachers, etc. , well, soon we will be crying with the children of the kindergarten.
  16. -1
    3 February 2024 01: 34
    It would be useful to fly an electronic warfare drone to blind these Western idiots who are helping to destroy Russian assets and people.
  17. 0
    3 February 2024 03: 50
    “Of course, it would be more effective to shoot down enemy air spies, but it’s clear what this will lead to.” - Why shoot down, just shoot a blank at the flight area and that will be enough, the guys there are smart. The next one could be on target by mistake, but they don’t want to die, especially for dill.
  18. 0
    4 February 2024 13: 57
    Discard volcanic ash along the way
  19. Eug
    0
    4 February 2024 18: 24
    Are we expecting new attacks on the Black Sea Fleet or Crimea? After the last “visit” of the Basurman intelligence officer (which was reported by the media), the Ivanovets was sunk....

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