Contents tagged with Reconnaissance aircraft

  • US planes and drones carry out hours-long reconnaissance near Russian borders

    Two American planes and an unmanned aerial vehicle undertook reconnaissance flights along the Russian borders in the Black and Baltic Seas.

    According to the PlaneRadar service, the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol plane of the US Navy, and an unmanned (UAV) surveillance aircraft RQ-4B Global Hawk, carried out hours-long reconnaissance flights along Russian borders in the Black Sea.  

    “RQ-4B-30 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft (UAV) of the US Air Force left Sigonella airbase and ,after …

  • Ukraine to use information from US strategic drones for its military operation in Donbas

    Specialists from the Ukrainian military trained in the use of information from MQ-9 Reaper drones, one of the latest US reconnaissance-strike unmanned aerial vehicles, according to presentation slides published by the press service of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    The images describe the operation of the Gorgon Stare video capture system used by the MQ-9 Reaper drone. This technology allows the collection of data on the operational status of the enemy. The …

  • US strategic drone conducts reconnaissance flight over Donbas

    On Sunday March 18, a US strategic RQ-4B Global Hawk drone spent several hours flying along the demarcation line in the Donbas and approached the Russian border several times, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    After taking off at the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy, the American drone spent 11 hours flying along the demarcation line between Ukraine and the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), remaining in Ukraine-controlled airspace.

    On at least seven occasions …

  • US strategic drone carries out reconnaissance over Donbas

    On March 4, a US strategic RQ-4B unmanned aircraft made an almost ten-hour reconnaissance flight along the demarcation line in the Donbas, Interfax reported with reference to western aviation resources.

    The drone spent hours flying along the demarcation line between the Ukrainian military and the uncontrolled territories, at an altitude of 16,000 meters. Afterwards the drone returned to the airbase in Italy.

    On several occasions during the reconnaissance flight it flew within 40 km of Russia. …

  • US military aircraft conducts reconnaissance flight near Russia’s Kaliningrad region

    A US Air Force RC-135W strategic reconnaissance aircraft number 62-4134 and call sign UNSEW42 conducted reconnaissance along the Kaliningrad region borders in the sky over Poland and Lithuania, as evidenced by the data of the Mil Radar service, which tracks the movement of military aircraft.

    It was noted that the aircraft departed from the Mildenhall airbase in the UK.

    On February 21st it was also reported that reconnaissance at the borders of the Kaliningrad region was carried out by the …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry accuses Pentagon of trying to 'stir up Russophobia'

    The special attention that the U.S. military has given to the interception of a reconnaissance aircraft at the borders of Russia is associated with attempts to “stir up Russophobic sentiments” in the media, stated the Russian Foreign Ministry in its comments regarding accusations of the dangerous interception of an American aircraft off the coast of Crimea on January 29.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Ministry of Defense had already provided all the necessary explanations in …

  • Russia promises to escort all American reconnaissance planes flying near Crimea

    The Russian Ministry of Defense said that all US reconnaissance planes flying near to Crimea will be escorted by Russian fighters.

    This was Russia’s response to the United States’ accusation that there was a reckless interception of their EP-3 Aries II over the neutral waters on the border of annexed Crimea.

    “I would like to remind Commander Bill Ellis of the 67th tactical aviation group of the US 6th Fleet that Crimea is an integral part of Russia. By directing their pilots to carry out …

  • US reconnaissance aircraft flies near Russian bases in Syria

    A U.S. Air Force Boeing RC-135V strategic reconnaissance aircraft flew along the coast of Lebanon and Syria, where the Russian Khmeimim Airbase and the Russian Navy technical material base in the port of Tartus are located. This was posted by MilRadar, which tracks the movement of military aircraft, on its Twitter account.

    The American aircraft, with the onboard number 64-14845 and call sign SIMMS76, flew over international waters along the Syrian and Lebanese coasts.

    In addition, it was …

  • US warplane conducts reconnaissance flight off the coast of annexed Crimea

    The US Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol anti-submarine aircraft conducted a reconnaissance flight near the coast of the Crimean peninsula, as reported by Interfax, citing aviation monitoring websites.

    According to them, an aircraft with the tail number 168998 flew out from the Sigonella airbase, which is in Sicily, and headed for the Crimea. Once arriving at its destination, it circled for a few hours to the west of Sevastopol, at an altitude of 7,600 meters and closely approached the sea border of …

  • Media: US planes conducted reconnaissance flights near Russian base in Syria

    US military aircraft made a reconnaissance flight near the naval base of Russia in Syrian Tartus. This is reported by Interfax with reference to the information provided by the portals that track the movement of military aviation.

    The website specified that the reconnaissance was conducted by US Navy P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft with the tail numbers 168756 and 168853, which departed from the Sigonella airbase in Sicily.

    During the day, they carried out individual flights near the …