American Aviation Flies Over Crimean Border
American aviation can survey hundreds of kilometers
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On Sunday, American aviation conducted an intelligence flight along the borderline of annexed Crimea. Another flight was conducted over the Kerch Strait and near the Kuban region in Russia, which borders the Black Sea.
The distance of American aviation from the borders of the Russian Federation during the flights was about 34-35 kilometers. The two flights were carried out above international waters, Ukrinform reported.
The RQ-4B Global Hawk and the P-8A Poseidon both took off from the Sigonella Air Base situated in Sicily, Italy. Both can conduct electronic surveillance from hundreds of kilometers away.
The U.S. has undertaken a number of intelligence flights since Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels in the Azov Sea, Interfax wrote.