The US military said on Tuesday that a Russian fighter jet hit the propellers of a US surveillance drone over the Black Sea, prompting US forces to bring the unmanned aerial vehicle down in international waters.
Russian fighter pilots involved in the incident involving a US drone will be given state honours. The Defense Ministry made this announcement on Friday. The move appears to signal a more aggressive approach by Russia towards US surveillance planes in the future. The US military said on Tuesday that a Russian fighter jet hit the propellers of a US surveillance drone over the Black Sea, prompting US forces to bring the unmanned aerial vehicle down in international waters.
Moscow has denied that its warplanes shot down the drone, instead alleging that the drone crashed while taking a sharp turn. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu praised pilots on Friday for preventing drones from flying over an area Moscow has banned aircraft from operating. The Defense Ministry said the ban is in line with international norms. Moscow’s announcement came a day after the US military released 42 seconds of color footage showing a Russian Su-27 approaching from behind an American MQ-9 drone and dropping fuel as it passed. starts it.
The US military said it shot down an MQ-9 Reaper into the sea on Tuesday after Russian fighter jets dumped fuel on the unmanned aerial vehicle, preventing it from being seen by its optical instruments and allowing it to leave the area. There was a clear attempt to eject and disrupt its propeller. The released portion of the video does not show the events before or after the confrontation over the alleged fuel spill.
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