The drone fell into the depths: the details of the downing of the MQ-9 Reaper drone were revealed in the White House
The US has gone to great lengths to minimize any reconnaissance value of a drone that has strayed from the RF.
There is a risk that the American MQ-9 Reaper drone shot down by a Russian fighter cannot be retrieved from the Black Sea.
This was stated by the coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council John Kirby in a comment to CNN.
“I'm not sure if we can get it. I mean, where it fell into the Black Sea is very, very deep. We are still evaluating whether measures can be taken to recover it. This may not be ” “, Kirby said.
He assured that the States have done everything possible to minimize any reconnaissance value of the drone.
“I certainly can’t speak to Russia’s efforts or what they may or may not be trying to lift from the surface of the water. I can just tell you that we are still evaluating this situation ourselves,” the White House official added.
Russian aircraft shot down an American MQ-9 Reaper drone
On March 14 , a Russian Su-27 fighter attempted to intercept a U.S. MQ-9 drone in airspace over waters outside the Russian maritime area. One of the Russian planes struck the propeller of an MQ-9, causing the US Air Force to sink its own drone.
The US military, following the pursuit of the MQ-9 Reaper drone by Russian Su-27 fighters over the Black Sea, was shocked by the actions of the Russian Federation.
The White House said the United States is taking the necessary measures to ensure that the wreckage of the MQ-9 Reaper drone does not fall into the wrong hands. The drone downing incident was called “unique” because of how “dangerous, unprofessional and reckless” Russia's actions were.
Turkey is discussing the possibility of “opening” the Bosphorus for the US military so that they can pick up an American MQ-9 Reaper drone shot down by Russian aircraft.
The Russian ambassador said that his country did not want a “confrontation” with the United States and that American aviation should stay away “from the Russian border.”
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Alexei Danilov said that the damage to the Russians by the MQ-9 Reaper drone is a signal from Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to the West, which shows a willingness to raise rates.