US drone invades airspace closed by Russian military near Crimea


In order to ensure security, Russia closed the airspace over part of the Crimean Peninsula and the Black Sea from April 20 to April 24, as follows from the corresponding international NOTAM notification. Restrictions on flights up to 19 thousand meters high relate to the territory from Sevastopol to Feodosia, as well as part of international waters southeastward from Crimea.



Despite warnings from the Russian military, an American RQ-21B Global Hawk drone invaded the restricted area on Wednesday April 4. The drone was launched from the Sigonella airbase of the North Atlantic Alliance in Sicily and proceeded at an altitude of 15 thousand meters near the coast of Crimea and Krasnodar Territory, conducting appropriate reconnaissance observations.



Further, the American UAV proceeded to Donbass, after which it lay down on a return course to Italy.

Given that the drone was in a restricted area, it could have been mistakenly hit by an anti-aircraft missile. Recall that at the moment large-scale exercises of the Russian Navy and Aerospace Forces are taking place in the Black Sea.
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) April 21 2021 18: 18
    +13
    so it was necessary to knock down
    Americans will buy more, Floyd's family has risen, will fold
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) April 21 2021 19: 47
      -3
      so not the Ukrainians are the same to confuse goals and by mistake to shoot down.
  2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) April 21 2021 18: 24
    +14
    Why didn't they knock down or again concerns from Lavrov and Kalinka from Zakharova
    1. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) April 22 2021 09: 39
      -1
      They wanted to be shot down. This would be the main news of the day, and again no one will hear about the attempt on Lukashenka's life.

      You can't do what is expected of you. Use your opponent's movement against your own

      - this is Judo, or an asymmetric answer, if you like.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 21 2021 19: 52
    -2
    And how many stated that they would shoot down ... although they probably did not specifically do it ...

    Like on the map, he flew back and forth 4 times?
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) April 21 2021 22: 53
      +4
      According to some reports, he flew near this zone, according to others he invaded it. Who to believe is unknown.
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  5. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) April 21 2021 20: 55
    +3
    While the reconnaissance drone was doing a topographic survey to load maps into the tomahawks, we changed the relief, and manually. Now, when the tomahawks fly in our direction, they will find themselves in unfamiliar terrain and come to full non-readiness. This is our strategy.
  6. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 21 2021 21: 24
    -1
    You are strange here. You are already being spoken and shown in plain text on all sites and channels. And you all admire how smart Putin is - he plays for a long time and thinks constantly. While he was thinking BLAP flew back. It remains only to state the facts. Well, at least I did not land on Red Square.
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) April 21 2021 21: 43
      -6
      Quote: steel maker
      Well, at least I did not land on Red Square.

      Everything has its time. The task will be set - it will also land on Red Square, his tea software is no more stupid than the German lad Matthias Rust. bully
      1. bear040 Offline bear040
        bear040 April 22 2021 21: 39
        +4
        Well, maybe then in the Russian Federation they will elect a peasant as president, whose national team they will not dare to deprive of the flag and anthem, a peasant who will keep his word, and not the promises ... and then everything will be different ...
  7. Your arctic fox Offline Your arctic fox
    Your arctic fox April 22 2021 00: 04
    +5
    When will we learn to shoot down "by mistake." Enough to endure.
  8. anonymous Offline anonymous
    anonymous April 22 2021 06: 48
    +5
    The Russian government is very passive, it seems that Russia is afraid of NATO. If it were Iran, it would have shot down the American drone with a missile at the same time. Russia allowed the drone to invade airspace, record images of alleged targets and send the images in real time to the CIA. Today, these images are already in the hands of the US Air Force, Navy and Army.

    I am a great admirer and supporter of Vladimir Putin, but Russia is very soft-assed.

    If I had been the commander of Russian forces in the region, I would have had the drone shot down immediately with a rocket.

    Vladimir Putin needs to send a message to the great satan, Washington's illuminati elite seeking a new world order.

    Translation:

    The Russian government is very passive, it seems that Russia is afraid of NATO. If it were Iran, it would simultaneously shoot down an American drone with a rocket. Russia has allowed the drone to invade airspace, record images of alleged targets, and send images in real time to the CIA. Today, these images are already in the hands of the US Air Force, Navy and Army.

    I am a big fan and supporter of Vladimir Putin, but Russia is slowing down.

    If I were the commander of Russian troops in the area, I would immediately shoot down the drone with a missile.

    Vladimir Putin needs to send a message to the great Satan, Washington's Illuminati elite, striving for a new world order.
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) April 22 2021 10: 29
      -2
      Obviously, they did not shoot down, because this UAV did not violate any international rules !!!))))
  9. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) April 22 2021 08: 03
    -1
    Be gentle with the enemy, be gentle ...
  10. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) April 22 2021 09: 33
    +2
    Formidable only demagoguery, but the actions are the same. We set our tail between our legs and whined.
  11. Stalnov I.P. Offline Stalnov I.P.
    Stalnov I.P. (Stalnov Ivan Petrovich) April 22 2021 10: 08
    +2
    And, that was weak to knock down, an adversary.
  12. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) April 22 2021 10: 26
    +2
    It is difficult to draw an unambiguous conclusion from the scribble.
    One mistake. The distance from the coast is not indicated.
    And there is a clarifying question. The decision of the Russian Federation to close the airspace, what is the status of prohibitive or advisory?
    And again, since he invaded, why didn't they shoot him down? The Turks in 2015 were more decisive.
  13. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) April 22 2021 10: 38
    +5
    If the officer missed the violation and did not make a comment, then by this he "legitimized" it. Now the soldier will say to another, "But Major Petrov said nothing," so you can.
    Now the Ukrainians and other Romanians can violate the restricted areas - "after all, the Russians did not say anything to the Americans."
    Why embarrass yourself with closed zones and do nothing if they are violated?
  14. Sanych meticulous (Alexander) April 22 2021 11: 10
    +1
    Given that the drone was in a restricted area, it could have been mistakenly hit by an anti-aircraft missile. Recall that at the moment large-scale exercises of the Russian Navy and Aerospace Forces are taking place in the Black Sea.

    I got in where I didn't need to, I had to knock it down and not by mistake. Our only exercises can hit targets. And when it comes down to it, they shake the tail.
  15. Homeless Offline Homeless
    Homeless (Vladimir) April 22 2021 20: 22
    +2
    Why didn't they intercept control, or at least suppress control of the UAV
    1. Ibuprofen Offline Ibuprofen
      Ibuprofen (Novel) April 23 2021 11: 32
      0
      To take over control is to break into the control center and put a gun to the operator's head. No other way. Don't believe in fairy tales.
      And so, in general, this is not a toy quadcopter. This device flies without any external control. So there is nothing to suppress and intercept.