NATO aircraft carried out large-scale reconnaissance near the borders of Russia

The air activity of the "peace-loving" NATO bloc near the western borders of Russia has increased again. On the eve of February 23, 2021, Alliance aircraft and UAVs carried out large-scale electronic reconnaissance in the Baltic, as well as near the eastern borders of the Kaliningrad region.

Monitoring resources installed at least five aircraft, one of which, the American RQ-4B-40 Global Hawk drone, “paraded” over the Baltic countries, headed for Ukraine through Polish airspace. There he studied the situation, moving along the demarcation line in the Donbass.

At the same time, the Northrop Grumman / Boeing E-8C Joint STARS of the US Air Force appeared over the Baltic Sea - a combat control and target designation aircraft. He can continuously stay in the air for up to 9 hours.

The side is equipped with a special 12-meter canoe-shaped fairing under the nose of the fuselage. There is an APY-7 noise-immune antenna (7,3 m) and other electronic "filling" for surface scanning. This antenna can be tilted to either side of the aircraft to obtain a 120-degree field of view covering almost 50 square meters. km, and simultaneously track 000 targets at a distance of more than 600 km.

In addition, three air tankers were recorded refueling reconnaissance aircraft: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker and Boeing KC-135V Stratotanker and Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker.
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  1. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 24 February 2021 16: 54
    Global Hawk, "parading" over the Baltic countries, headed for Ukraine through the airspace of Poland.

    Well, if they like the fact that American planes fly in their airspace, then this is their problem. fool
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 February 2021 21: 20
    Why don't our reconnaissance planes fly constantly along NATO borders? Or have we known for a long time the readings of the radio-electronic equipment of NATO's combat systems? There are no reconnaissance planes, there are no "Hunters", so we only have to state the facts!
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) 24 February 2021 22: 55
      Quote: steel maker
      Why don't our reconnaissance planes fly constantly along NATO borders?

      They fly, but they don't tell you about that. You must believe that NATO is the aggressor. You know that another division was created in the Russian Federation in the Western direction, and a tank regiment in Kaliningrad? Or do you know what NATO forces are now in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia? For me, one Pskov airborne division is enough to take all of Estonia in a couple of days.
  3. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 24 February 2021 22: 51
    In neutral waters and neutral airspace, you can fly and do everything that is not prohibited by international agreements. RF is doing everything it can in the same way. As the saying goes, "Who cares what a dog cares about What I Do." Putin wanted to be noticed .. Noticed.
  4. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 26 February 2021 15: 41
    This is the first time?
    One of my friends, not particularly smart, suggested watching the movement of the "wind" and launching balloons with helium and sandbags towards the scouts.