On Board the RQ-4B Global Hawk is a high-resolution camera.
Drone RQ-4B Global Hawk capable of conducting strategic air reconnaissance to a depth of more than 200 km in enemy territory, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
The strategic unmanned aerial vehicle U.S. air force RQ-4B Global Hawk had spent hours reconnaissance flight in Donbas and went on a mission to the coast of the Krasnodar territory of the Russian Federation and indeksirovannoj of the Crimea.
This was reported by Interfax with reference to the monitoring data from Western aviation resources on Saturday, September 15.
So, the RQ-4B Global Hawk have risen from an air base in Sigonella on the Italian island of Sicily and made a long flight along the demarcation line in the Donbas, controlled cruising in Ukraine airspace. During the flight he approached the Russian border in the distance of 40-60 km in the district of Belgorod, Voronezh and Rostov regions.
Then the drone started to fly near the Western part of the Crimea over international waters of the Black sea. He entered the air space over the Black sea at 13:25 on Kiev time from the Nikolaev region of Ukraine.
Around the same time South of the Crimea were recorded flying anti-submarine patrol aircraft of the US Navy P-8A Poseidon.
On Board the RQ-4B Global Hawk is a high-resolution camera, an infrared sensor and a radar for tracking moving objects. This drone is able to conduct strategic air reconnaissance to a depth of more than 200 km in enemy territory. However, he transmits the data in real-time via satellite communication channel.
RQ-4A Global Hawk has a takeoff weight of 15 tonnes and a wingspan of about 40 meters. It can be on patrol for 30 hours at altitudes up to 18 km.