US reconnaissance aircraft flying near the western border of Russia

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A US RQ-4B Global Hawk reconnaissance aircraft flew for 11 hours near Russia’s western border, air traffic monitoring data showed.

According to the data, the plane took off from the Sigonella air base on the Italian island of Sicily, flying for several hours in the skies of Lithuania near the borders of the Russian province of Kaliningrad.

The plane then flew over Latvia and Estonia near the borders of the Russian provinces of Pskov and Leningrad. After that she returned to the atmosphere of Lithuania.

The plane was flying at an altitude of about 16 thousand meters.

Before that, an E-8C Joint Stars flew over the Baltic Sea near Kaliningrad province, taking off from the Ramstein base in Germany.

The newspaper “Red Star” of the Russian Ministry of Defense that a total of 23 foreign aircraft conducted reconnaissance flights near the Russian border during the past week.

Russian air defense forces conducted 14 operations to intercept and escort foreign aircraft near the Russian border.


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