US drone makes reconnaissance flight along Russia’s western border

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — A US strategic reconnaissance drone RQ-4B Global Hawk flew a multi-hour flight on Friday along the Russian border over Estonia and Lithuania, says data from the sites that monitor the movements of military aircraft.

Capable of conducting reconnaissance hundreds of miles deep in enemy territory, a strategic UAV RQ-4B Global Hawk of the US Air Force, Friday made a flight of more than 13 hours near Russian borders in the United States. Baltic countries.

According to the websites that monitor the flights of military planes, the drone, which took off from the Sigonella airbase in Sicily, conducted an air reconnaissance north of the airport for one hour from 11:12 (Moscow time). border of the Kaliningrad region, flying at an altitude of 15,000 meters in the sky of Lithuania. Then, having crossed the Estonian airspace, he scanned the borders of the Leningrad and Pskov regions for nearly three hours.

Finally, again in Lithuanian airspace, the aircraft carried out reconnaissance tasks for about five hours until 9:20 pm, along the border of the Kaliningrad region.

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