In the United States showed the crash site of the Reaper drone after a collision with a Russian Su-27


In the United States showed the crash site of the Reaper drone after a collision with a Russian Su-27

The U.S. Air Force on March 16 released a graphical map showing the approximate locations and times of a Russian fighter jet and an MQ-9 Reaper drone colliding and crashing in the Black Sea.

The map was published on Twitter by the US Air Force Command in Europe. The report says that the graph shows the approximate locations and times of the collision and crash in the Black Sea of the US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone.

In the United States showed where the drone can be shot down

“The video posted earlier today takes place at a midpoint on the timeline,” the post reads.

The command also noted that “the points on the map are not drawn to scale, and the distances indicated in the text boxes are the approximate locations of the incident.”

Map of the approximate location of the downed Reaper drone / US Air Force photo

On March 16, the US military also released a video of a drone colliding with a Russian fighter jet over the Black Sea on Tuesday, March 14.

While US officials say they likely won't be able to pick up the downed drone, Russia said it would be up to the Department of Defense to decide whether to pick it up from the Black Sea.

What is known about the incident in the Black Sea

On March 14, the US Air Force issued a statement saying that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet damaged an American MQ-9 Reaper reconnaissance and attack UAV over the Black Sea during an intercept. As a result of damage, the drone had to be flooded.

An American drone is likely to have come close to a Russian military base in occupied Crimea. The portal notes that the American UAV could conduct optical reconnaissance thanks to cameras.

According to the American side, the Russian Su-27 was damaged, although in Russia they say that their fighters allegedly did not come into contact with the drone.

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin had a telephone conversation with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Austin said Russia has an obligation to fly its military aircraft safely and professionally.

Also, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov was summoned to the United States Department of State. Washington believes that the collision of the drone and the Russian aircraft was unintentional. They also said that they would continue to carry out such flights.

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