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U.S. drone conducts seven hours long recon flight over Russia's western borders

Source : 112 Ukraine

RQ-4B Global Hawk flew along the borders of Kaliningrad oblast and Lithuania, then changed course and came to Estonia, screening the borders of Russia's Pskov and Leningrad Oblasts
13:31, 16 September 2019

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U.S. Air Force reconnaissance UAV conducted a surveillance flight over the western border of Russia, where Kaliningrad Oblast neighbors Lithuania. Interfax news agency reported this with a reference ot the monitoring data of the western aviation sources.

RQ-4B Global Hawk (side number 11-2048) took off from Sigonella airbase (Sicily) and performed a seven hours long flight. After that, the UAV turned to Estonia, screening the borders of Russia's Pskov and Leningrad Oblasts.

Related: U.S. drone performs reconnaissance flights over Crimea, Kerch Strait and Kuban

The flight was conducted on the altitude of 16,000 meters. The route from Italy to the Baltic States lay across the air spaces of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine.

Previously, P-8A Poseidon, U.S. anti-submarine aircraft conducted another reconnaissance flight not far from the Syrian coast; this is where Russia keeps its airbase in Khmeymim. Last month, Russian troops repelled the attack of combat drones launched by Syrian militants.

Related: Russian reconnaissance aircraft spotted near Latvian border

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