While the US Department of Defense considers the possibility of completely abandoning the use of drones in the Black Sea, one drone made another flight and approached the Russian border. They became the RQ-4B Global Hawk from Northrop Grumman.
What is known
The unmanned aerial vehicle took off from the Sigonella military base in Italy. In transit through Romania, he headed towards the Russian Federation. While located about 150 km from the Russian city of Sochi, the drone made several circles over the Black Sea and returned to Romania, where it is at the time of writing.
The RQ-4B Global Hawk is a reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle. He can carry out missions at night and daytime. To do this, optoelectronic, infrared and radar sensors are installed on board. By the way, one such drone since January located in Singapore and takes off mostly at night.
Northrop Grumman’s strategic unmanned aerial vehicle is capable of speeds of over 500 km/h. The maximum flight duration is over 30 hours.