Russian fighter jet crashed in Black Sea with US-made drone, US military sources say
“incident” involving grim reaper drone Manufactured in the USA, nationality unknown. Black Sea Two Western military sources told AFP on Tuesday.
“Something happened” a second source said, a military source said, unable to give details on the nature of the “incident.” , said one of these sources.
The Black Sea is an area closely monitored by the United States. NATO Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Its skies are often the scene of interactions between NATO member states and Russian military drones and aircraft.
Given the highly flammable situation with Russia, “diplomatic channels could soften what happened,” the military source commented.
Drones with 24-hour flight autonomy
Reaper drone manufactured by an American company Atomic in general , MALE-type, medium-altitude, long-range remotely piloted aircraft. The unit is equipped with the latest sensors and can perform surveillance operations at a cruising speed of 335 km/h.
It has a wingspan of 20 meters and a flight range of over 24 hours.Also, laser-guided bombs and GPS or Hellfire Missile. The ground crew consists of four people.
In addition to the US, several European militaries have Reaper drones. England, Italy, France, Spain.