Russian fighter jet forces down US drone over Black Sea after intercept

A Russian fighter jet forced down a US Air Force drone over the Black Sea after damaging the propeller of the American MQ-9 Reaper drone, according to a US official familiar with the incident. #CNN #News

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  1. Wanting Russia to respect international law over the Black Sea right now is a good joke .

    1. @Corinne M. hahahaha yea always excuse …go to your own backyard and play the game ..her will be consequences maybeeeee

  2. I have only one question – doesnโ€™t the reconnaissance drone transmit back the video? Perhaps it would be easier to just show what happened.

    1. @Zaconrye They might try to claim Alaska back too. Saying it used to be part of Russia, and they got a bad deal when they sold it to the USA. ๐Ÿ˜„

  3. So a U.S. spy drone is over the Black Sea during a war where Russian forces are clearly fighting. Now thatโ€™s a surprise.

    1. โ€‹@Galaxy Tablet International waters vs exclusive economic zone. Exclusive economic zone does not provide a sovereign right to airspace…it provides a soveriegn right below the surface…

  4. This sounds to me like a successful Russian operation to hijack the most advanced American drone and absorb the technologies in it. ๐Ÿ˜…

    1. @Greg Stella depending on your definition of incredible I guess. If they are able to re engineer the tech itself they might gain insight in how to track or even hijack those drones. I don’t see them starting to build reaper drones aswell but military equipment can hold some “expensive” tech/advancements which backwards Russia sure would appreciate.

    1. First. Do Russia have such suveilance aircraft? No ! Second. Reaper flew very far from Russian teritory in international space.

  5. If the incident was off the Florida coast in the Caribbean I would be concerned about the US interests. However near the Russian border an US spy drone is clearly at its own. As a tax payer however I am concerned about wasting expensive military hardware. At the end of the day someone should pay for all these toys, isnโ€™t it?

    1. The REGULARLY- fly off our coast. They outrigh violate nato airspace.. How much you geet paid to be a troll? 3 rubles an hour? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ

    1. โ€‹@Londo p. Did you know that Long time ago in 1987 SU-57 also intercept P-3 Orion maritime patrol belong Norwegian using same methode. Russia not running out of missile LOL

    2. @ฮœฮ˜ฮ—ฮ”ฮœฮœฮžD ฮ›LI you obviously took my comment too seriously, yes, these fighters would also have had missiles

  6. We are sorry about what happened! We have already sent a rescue ship and will provide the drone with all necessary medical services at our expense! Our condolences to the family of the Victim (Drone) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บโค๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

    1. They are foolish to send sophisticated drones I mean you have Sr71(they can bring back) china did that same thing with balloon ๐ŸŽˆ

  7. The cost of this excellent accomplished mission is way cheaper than millions of dollars wasted on shooting down a hobby balloon.

    1. @fatalityInOne Do you understand saying “a threat of national security” is reason enough to use military asset to nullify such threat?
      Heck the US even used lie of WMD to invade Iraq, a sovereign country which have no capability to threaten the US.
      That sets the precedence of โ€œrules-based international orderโ€ boasted by the US. So WTF are you crying about when everybody else lives by that rules?

    2. @Zaconrye Have you watch the video clip? It was an awesome flying skill, did the job professionally to take down a national security threat.
      If it wasn’t illegal for the US using lies of WMD as national security threat to justify invading Iraq, what is illegal to down a US drone assisting Ukraine military?

  8. US is implying that’s ok for Russian or Chinese drones or balloons to flying in international water or international airspace in the Gulf of Mexico especially when there is a war nearby?

    1. The Reaper escorts the ships of the Grain Deal..! Do you believe in this?!) And the star link over Ukraine distributes the Internet for Facebook .. Ha, ha ..)) Of course we believe in this lie ..

  9. Unnamed sources in the Russian intelligence community, on condition of anonymity, said that an American MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot down by members of an unknown pro-Russian group, whose citizens presumably have Canadian or Mexican citizenship, consisting of two pilots, two assistant pilots, a navigator and a female doctor. They rented a hang glider and two parachutes in Turkey. Later, a hang glider was found at an airfield in Bulgaria with traces of kerosene. At the same time, it is reliably known that the leadership of the Russian Federation, as well as the authorities of Canada and Mexico, are not related to the incident.

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