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The American attack drone RQ-4 tried to intercept the plane of the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Video


An American attack drone tried to intercept the plane of the head of the Russian Defense Ministry.

For several hours it became known that an American unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-9 Reaper (according to other sources - RQ-4 - approx. Ed.) From an unidentified country tried to approach the board of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. The drone followed the route crossing the route of Sergei Shoigu's aircraft, thereby creating a threat.

“An unknown drone approached the plane of the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense Sergey Shoigu in the sky over Europe. This was reported to "Izvestia" by the Serbian military-diplomatic sources on February 18. At the time of the incident, the Minister’s board was in the airspace of Kosovo. The UAV approached the aircraft, reducing the distance to 150 km. Several MiG-29s of the Serbian Air Force were lifted into the air to drive off the devices if necessary. At the same time, it was previously reported that the fighters made an honorary escort of the aircraft of the head of the Russian department. As a result, the drone passed along the border between Serbia and Kosovo, but did not cross it. Presumably, the drone turned out to be MQ-9 Reaper or RQ-4, it is impossible to give more accurate information ”- сообщает Izvestia publication.

Earlier it was reported that Serbia did raise its drones to escort the aircraft of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, however, information that the reason for this was the dangerous approach of the attack drone to the Shoigu plane appeared only now.

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