– Strategic unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) USAF RQ-4A Global Hawk with the call sign UAVGH000 on Monday made a long reconnaissance flight along the line of differentiation on Donbass. This is evidenced by the monitoring data Western aviation sites.
During the flight, American long-range drone taking off from Sigonella airbase in Sicily, within a few hours cruised from North to South along the separation line being at a height of about 16 thousand meters.
The flight path of the UAV after departure from Italy ran over by Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. In the airspace of Ukraine, he came to the North of Moldavia. Then the aircraft continued flying East over Kirovograd and Dnepropetrovsk oblasts in the direction of Donbass.
Taking into account the possibilities of reconnaissance to a depth of 300 km drone RQ-4A Global Hawk was able to see the self-proclaimed DND AND LNR, as well as the border regions of Russia.
According to open sources, the apparatus on Board which is a high-resolution camera, an infrared sensor and a radar for tracking moving objects, can patrol for 30 hours, being at a height of 15-18 meters.
January 2015 American strategic drones almost on a monthly basis carry out reconnaissance flights over the Donbas and the Crimea coast.