According to the report, the two drones took off from the siegnella base in Sicily, Italy. After flying over Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Poland, one of the rq-4b Global Hawk drones, calling forte10, cruised for about 12 hours near the Russian airspace of Pskov and Leningrad, completing the flight in the airspace.
Later, another rq-4b Global Hawk, called fixer10, circled the airspace over the Baltic international waters for about eight hours, the report said. It is reported that the UAV is flying at an altitude of 16000 meters.
The Global Hawk UAV is a kind of high altitude long endurance UAV equipped by the U.S. air force. Its high-resolution synthetic aperture radar can see through the clouds and sandstorms, and it is equipped with a photoelectric infrared module that can provide long-range long-term dynamic monitoring of the whole region.
But on June 20, a US Navy version of the Global Hawk drone was shot down by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, and its performance caused controversy. The US Air Force plans to retire two-thirds of the drone. U.S. media reported that the decommissioning of these drones is for the purpose of turning the air force to seek new capabilities capable of confronting large countries such as Russia.
Source: editor in charge of global network: Li Zaixing, nbjs9026