American drone arranged New Year's reconnaissance along the entire length of the western border of the Russian Federation


On New Year's Eve from December 31, 2020 to January 1, 2021, the US Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk strategic reconnaissance drone made a "voyage" along almost the entire western border of Russia. An American drone checked the combat readiness of the Russian air defense system.


Air navigation resources impartially recorded the entire path taken by the drone. He took off from the Italian base Sigonella ("Sigonella") in Sicily, which is actively used by the NATO military, including the United States. About 40 American aircraft and large drones are based there, targeting the western, southern and southwestern borders of Russia.

First, the drone flew over Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, and then entered the airspace of Ukraine, no less friendly for it. After that, he proceeded through the Polish sky to the Baltic countries, alternately flying around Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the immediate vicinity of the territory of the Russian Federation and Belarus.


After that, the drone returned to Ukraine and flew around its northern, eastern and southern borders, keeping as close as possible to the borders of Belarus, Russia and the republics of Donbass. Over the water area of ​​the Odessa Gulf, he made a U-turn and began flying around the coast of the Crimea, along the Russian maritime border on the Black Sea.

Then the drone moved along the coast of the Russian Kuban and in the Sochi area made a U-turn to return to the base. Many users noticed that the drone for some reason disdained to fly into the friendly airspace of Georgia, where it had regularly visited before.

It should be noted that such drones can fly at a range from 22,8 thousand km to 25 thousand km, depending on the modification, while being in the sky for up to 36 hours. One hour of flight of such a device costs $ 24 thousand, and the drone itself costs $ 140 million (excluding R&D costs) in 2014 prices.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 2 January 2021 18: 21
    -3
    Here. They wrote - missile nuclei, torpedo nuclei, and with such drones no missile nuclei are needed.
    In fact, they already exist. And how long.
    1. turbris Offline turbris
      turbris (Boris) 3 January 2021 17: 30
      +3
      Well, of course, now fashionable drones will win all wars, do not flatter yourself, they just fly without violating the border, otherwise, he would simply be shot down.
  2. Praskovya Offline Praskovya
    Praskovya (Praskovya) 2 January 2021 19: 10
    +3
    And I had to knock him down and then Oh! Excuse me! We thought it was a UFO. Please accept our "sincere apologies.)))
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 2 January 2021 22: 47
      +3
      Quote: Praskovya
      I had to knock him down

      Well, it started. The couch strategists rushed into battle.

      1. marciz Offline marciz
        marciz (Stas) 3 January 2021 05: 56
        -4
        Because real strategists and analysts missed everything they could except the Moscow principality !!!!!!!
      2. Galina Pigareva (Galina Pigareva) 4 January 2021 04: 33
        0
        Excellent combat sofa design. Where is the engine and transmission?
        1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
          Piramidon (Stepan) 4 January 2021 12: 31
          +2
          Quote: Galina Pigareva
          Where is the engine and transmission?

          In the lower right corner on the red bar it says. laughing
    2. Dimon Dimonov Offline Dimon Dimonov
      Dimon Dimonov (Dimon Dimonov) 7 January 2021 09: 38
      0
      Why shoot down !? To burn electronics ... and there they will find it or not - their problem ... to punish the Americans only on the grandmother ... otherwise they do not understand.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 2 January 2021 20: 16
    -4
    Yes, the Americans do not spare money on provocations. But Russia has nothing to respond to such provocations. And your strength, in such cases, must be shown!
    1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
      Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 3 January 2021 12: 59
      +3
      What is the essence of the provocation? What strength could Russia demonstrate?
  4. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 2 January 2021 21: 44
    +9
    Quote: steel maker
    Yes, the Americans do not spare money on provocations. But Russia has nothing to respond to such provocations. And your strength, in such cases, must be shown!

    A piece of iron flies along the borders.
    She is frankly afraid to fly into our airspace.

    In such cases, provocateurs usually appear calling to "show strength".
    What a hangover to knock down a pepelatsi in neutral cannot explain.
    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 3 January 2021 09: 40
      -10%
      Did I write somewhere about knocking down? What a power that fans think primitively! And to turn on the brain? To do this, you must have education!
  5. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 3 January 2021 08: 59
    +2
    A provocation is not flying in an ALLOWED space, but kindergarten calls to shoot down.
    The global hawk is respectable - a solid machine (this is not a noodle about an ingenious ekranoplan as the pinnacle of scientific thought, that's where the word pepelats is appropriate).
  6. Georgian Offline Georgian
    Georgian (VALERY BYKOV) 3 January 2021 09: 42
    -4
    When Russia wakes up, probably as always. So, while they kick in the head ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 4 January 2021 14: 26
      +1
      Here is the first problem of Russia, not fools and roads, but the power in Russia ...
  7. Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 3 January 2021 10: 39
    -4
    American drone arranged New Year's reconnaissance along the entire length of the western border of the Russian Federation

    Which state did it belong to in North or South America? If the United States, then they are allowed everything and this explains the absence of any reaction from the Russian Foreign Ministry. If to any other, then this is a provocation.

    The Sshasovsky strategic B-52 imitated a nuclear strike from the Kharkov region.
    The destroyer J. McCain invaded the territorial waters of the Russian Federation for the simple reason that the borders of the Russian Federation contradict international law and, therefore, the United States does not recognize them.

    Now Sshasovskie drones fly along the borders of the Russian Federation.

    In the early 60s, Sshasovsk U-2s flew over the USSR wherever and whenever they wanted until one of them was shot down. N.S. Khrushchev was a decisive uncle and responded adequately to provocations.
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 3 January 2021 12: 03
      +5
      Quote: Jacques Sekavar
      Now Sshasovskie drones fly along the borders of the Russian Federation.

      Aerial reconnaissance has always been carried out as long as aviation has existed. I'll reveal a secret. In Soviet times, our Tu-95 and Tu-142 regularly flew along the US borders from Cuban airfields. No violation of international laws and regulations. Why was everyone alarmed. It's a shame, of course, that we don't have such drones. When they appear, they will also fly. hi
    2. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
      Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 3 January 2021 13: 03
      +2
      And what if Russia does not have the ability to finance exploration, then other countries DON'T DARE?
  8. Jozhik_2 Offline Jozhik_2
    Jozhik_2 (Jozhik) 3 January 2021 13: 05
    -7
    So knock them to hell or plant them.
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 3 January 2021 13: 28
      +4
      Quote: Jozhik_2
      So knock them to hell or plant them.

      On what grounds? Are you calling for a mess? Ours also fly along the coast of Japan and Alaska. Will you also shout that you need to shoot them down? fool
  9. Maxim_2 Offline Maxim_2
    Maxim_2 (Maxim Vozzhin) 3 January 2021 15: 04
    -2
    It is a pity that they did not shoot down ... and would blame the Nazi drug addicts who kill the civilian population of Donbass for this.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 3 January 2021 22: 26
      0
      The idea is correct, when flying over the Donbass, it was necessary to shoot down this scout. The explanations are unambiguous - this is a war zone and any aircraft flying up is a potential threat. This will also be an explanation about the MH-117, sent to the war zone and shot down in this zone, like an aircraft arriving from the enemy ... And the perpetrators of this are only the Ukrainian dispatcher, who sent the MH-117 plane to the war zone ...
  10. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 3 January 2021 17: 08
    +3
    Did I write somewhere about knocking down? What a power that fans think primitively!

    Well, fuck around the fence of the American embassy, ​​you are not primitive.
    Wake up the planetary consciousness with your non-primitive "power actions".
    And the United States will shudder from the flow of your "non-primitive". lol
    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 4 January 2021 15: 44
      -3
      It's not for nothing that I write about education. Someone else puts pluses for this rudeness.

      A bad shame is unknown, thoughtfulness does not suit such person,
      if only now to snatch, humiliate and smear,
      so cute beside ... (not a good person)
      Near .... not farsighted, he thinks small, he do .. (fool).
      Only upbringing will help to patch a hole in consciousness.
      A set of sins - its platform, the foundation of shakiness, is not reliable.
      What is better to take or give away is not clear to such people in life.
      The devil is swinging the swing, the weeping wall is getting closer,
      blow and he is not a horse, but a poor little nag.
  11. aries2200 Offline aries2200
    aries2200 (aries) 3 January 2021 19: 48
    0
    Test as an unscheduled check of the combat effectiveness of Russian soldiers at the request of the RF Ministry of Defense of the Tanovites
  12. Sergey Smirnov_2 (Sergey Smirnov) 4 January 2021 01: 00
    -1
    Stop crying, whiners! Wanted, would have shot down long ago.
    1. white gentleman Offline white gentleman
      white gentleman (Ivan) 4 January 2021 10: 31
      -6
      Quote: Sergey Smirnov_2
      Wanted, would have shot down long ago.

      We would like to poison - we would have poisoned. We would like to double the GDP - we would double it. If they wanted to block Telegram, they would. We would like not to get caught doping - we would not get caught. We would like to get into the G7 - we would. Well, we just don't want to!
  13. Paramon Pictures (Paramon Pictures) 7 January 2021 07: 57
    +1
    And what, it was impossible for him to cut off the navigation - let him fall. And we also played war there and turned on the "fornicator". We didn't knock him down - they say, he got lost.