The flight path of the US reconnaissance drone has been tracked in real time by more than 21,000 people using flightradar24.com. People. It was the most tracked flight through the site.
The RQ-4 Global Hawk took off from a military base located in Sicily and for the past several hours has been monitoring strategically important places throughout Ukraine. It was, inter alia, near the border with RussiaBelarus and above the front line in the Donbass.
The drone flew over Ukraine all night from Sunday to Monday and completed its mission only on Monday afternoon. After at 17 he returned to Sicily.
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On Saturday, the drone made a flight over the Red Sea, where there are currently about 30 naval vessels of the Russian Navy. They are scheduled to take part in the exercises of the Black Sea Fleet. before that territory Ukraineespecially around the border with Russia, was manned by a US military aircraft E-8 Joint STARS.
How does the RQ-4 Global Hawk drone work?
According to the manufacturer’s website, the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned ships are remotely controlled. They are used for intelligence and reconnaissance missions. They are able to transmit the collected data in real time.
In the past, the US Armed Forces, among others, used this type of UAV for reconnaissance flights over Afghanistan In 2001, but also in 2016 on Ukraine. They can move at a maximum speed of 629 km per hour, and their range is more than 22 thousand. How many. The manufacturer guarantees that the drone can operate for more than 30 hours at full speed.
Sources: airforcetimes.com, airrecognition.com, northropgrumman.com, af.mil, mil.in.ua
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