USAF RQ-4B scans westernmost Russia and Belarus for nearly a day

Originally published USAF RQ-4B scans westernmost Russia and Belarus for nearly a day on by https://globalsecurityreview.com/new-report-us-must-modernize-nuclear-posture-for-tri-polar-world/ at Global Security Review

RQ-4B scans westernmost Russia and Belarus for nearly a day (bulgarianmilitary.com)

By: Boyko Nikolov for Bulgarian Military news

The Militarist Telegram channel reports the unusual activity of an American intelligence drone.

The Telegram account shared a photo from the Flightradar24 mobile app, a commonly used app for monitoring air traffic by region.  On June 6, an RQ-4B Global Hawk took off from Greece and began a flight to Ukraine. The drone crossed the airspace of NATO partner countries – Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia – and entered the airspace of Poland from its southern part. In this way, the drone avoided the airspace over Ukraine. Next is the crossing of Poland along the entire trajectory – from south to north.

“Very unusual – the US RQ-4B Global Hawk UAV is moving to a position near the border of Belarus, apparently for additional reconnaissance of targets of interest to the strike group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the border area,” Militarist wrote in his first post. Reaching northern Poland and overlooking the Baltic Sea, the RQ-4B began a series of identical flights. Flying in this part of Poland and based on the radar capabilities of the RQ-4B, the drone actually scanned the westernmost part of the Russian Federation – Kaliningrad Oblast.

As well as the westernmost and central part of Belarus. One-way flights last almost a day. It is assumed that after completing the mission, the drone will return to Greece along the same route. According to the trajectory, going to the westernmost part of Russia, the drone flies a shorter distance, unlike the Ukrainian trajectory describing zigzag movements, repeating the same and passing by the Polish-Belarusian border. Returning, however, the drone does not repeat these movements, but “pulls a straight line” apparently for a faster return to the base of origin [Greece].

Originally published USAF RQ-4B scans westernmost Russia and Belarus for nearly a day on by https://globalsecurityreview.com/new-report-us-must-modernize-nuclear-posture-for-tri-polar-world/ at Global Security Review

Originally published Global Security Review

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