OREANDA-NEWS  A long reconnaissance flight off the coast of the Crimean peninsula, near which restrictions on aircraft flights were introduced until April 24, 2021, conducted the RQ-4B Global Hawk strategic unmanned aerial vehicle, which belongs to the United States Air Force. This information is reported by the "Interfax" agency, making a reference to the data of Western aviation observers.

According to these data, the American drone took off from the Sigonella airbase on the Italian island of Sicily and flew at an altitude of 15 thousand meters near the maritime border of the Crimea and off the coast of the Krasnodar Territory.

The agency notes that the Global Hawk strategic drone has a wingspan of about 40 m and a take-off weight of 15 tons, it can stay aloft for 30 hours at an altitude of 18 thousand meters.