Russian media: U.S. drones fly for hours near Crimea

Reference News Network reported on October 29. According to the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 29th, citing the news released by the Swedish 24-hour flight radar website, the RQ-4B “Global Hawk” produced by the Northrop-Grumman company in the United States took off from Sicily. The plane has been flying for hours in the air at an altitude of 17 kilometers in the neutral waters of the Black Sea near Crimea.

The reconnaissance drone took off from Catania airport on the Italian island of Sicily, according to data from a 24-hour flight radar website that tracks the plane’s route in real time. The drone flew more than 15 kilometers above the airspace of Greece and Bulgaria to the Black Sea.

According to reports, the information shows that the drone belongs to the United States Air Force.

According to the manufacturer, the Global Hawk drone is primarily used for reconnaissance and surveillance. Capable of flying at high altitudes for more than 30 hours, receiving high-resolution images of large areas of land in near real-time, and flying in any weather conditions, day and night. In addition, the drone can also act as a repeater to support communications.