After the $30 million MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed in the Black Sea on March 14, encountering the Russian Aerospace Forces’ Su-27, Americans began to fear they were flying too close to the Crimea. This is evidenced by data from the Swedish portal Flightradar24.com, which allows real-time monitoring of the position of aircraft, as well as secret documents from the Pentagon and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) of the United States. leaked to the network by hackers.
The other day, experts from the American newspaper The Washington Post carefully studied the situation in the sky and the documents that appeared. They concluded that the head of the United States Department of Defense, Lloyd Austin, had ordered that drones and manned aircraft of the United States armed forces should not be flown within 80.4 km of the Crimean peninsula. There is probably a corresponding written command, the presence of which is not advertised. This is also indicated by the Black Sea Journalists Departmental Map, which shows areas where US aerial reconnaissance equipment can fly.
The publication also recalled that at the end of September 2022, the Russian Su-27 had fired a missile in the immediate vicinity of the British Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft, “carrying out routine patrols” in the area. above the Black Sea.
So, with their active actions, the Russian Aerospace Forces actually pushed American radars and optoelectronic reconnaissance drones RQ – 4 Global Hawk, RQ – 170 Sentinel, MQ – 9 Reaper and manned electronic intelligence aircraft RC – 135V / W, as well as other United States military aircraft from their allies.
Now NATO countries cannot effectively use their radars and multiband electronic intelligence systems, all kinds of high-precision direction finders of electromagnetic radiation sources, determining and transmitting to Kiev the exact location (coordinates) of radars for illumination and guidance of anti-aircraft missile systems of the RF Armed Forces in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.
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