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US Reconnaissance Drone Again Spotted Patrolling Southeast of Crimea - Flight Tracker

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Air Force's Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk reconnaissance drone is once again patrolling the airspace southeast of Crimea, according to data from the Flightradar24 portal.
As of 12:56 Moscow time (09:56 GMT), the drone with the Forte14 call sign was circling southeast of Crimea at an altitude of about 15.8 kilometers (9.8 miles). It took off from the Catania airfield on the Italian island of Sicily at about 07:30 Moscow time and proceeded through the airspace of Greece and Bulgaria to the Black Sea. After passing the peninsula, the drone continued east toward the Russian city of Sochi, the data showed.
At the same time, a US Boeing P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft was patrolling in the skies over the coastal region of Romania. It took off from the same airfield at about 09:00 Moscow time, according to the portal.
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Drones of this type with similar call signs have repeatedly been spotted on patrol over the neutral waters of the Black Sea.

The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. It can endure more than 30 hours of flight and provide real-time images in all weather conditions, according to its manufacturer, Northrop Grumman.

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