Su-27 shoots down an American MQ-9 drone
Russian fighters did not use airborne weapons, the MQ-9 drone fell by itself - statement of the RF Ministry of Defense

The Russian Defense Ministry reported the details of the crash of the American MQ-9 UAV in the Black Sea

On the morning of March 14, over the Black Sea in the area of ​​the Crimean Peninsula, the airspace control of the Russian Aerospace Forces recorded the flight of an American MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle in the direction of the State Border of the Russian Federation

The flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle was carried out with the transponders turned off, violating the boundaries of the area of ​​the temporary regime for the use of airspace, established for the purpose of conducting a special military operation, communicated to all users of international airspace and published in accordance with international standards

In order to identify the intruder, fighters from the air defense forces on duty were raised into the air.

As a result of sharp maneuvering around 9.30 (Moscow time), the MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle went into uncontrolled flight with a loss of altitude and collided with the water surface

The Russian fighters did not use airborne weapons, did not come into contact with the unmanned aerial vehicle and returned safely to their base airfield.

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