US drone crashes in Romania

MQ-9 Reaper

An American MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed near the city of Campia-Turziy in central Romania, local Digi 24 TV channel reports, citing the country's Defense Minister Vasile Dynka.

According to him According to him, the crash occurred around 14:00 local time (coincides with Moscow), a few kilometers from the air base located there. There are also American soldiers at the military facility. The fallen drone was performing a “training” mission, Dynka explained.

MQ-9 Reaper— it is a remotely piloted drone that is designed for reconnaissance and surveillance from the air. The US has been operating it since 2007. The drone can be equipped with AGM-114 Hellfire, GBU-12 Paveway II, GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II missiles and GBU-54 Laser Joint ammunition. Its maximum flight range is 1850 km.

In March, an American military aircraft with four crew members on board crashed in Norway. As the newspapers VG and Aftenposten wrote, it was a Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor. VG claimed that the aircraft took part in the NATO exercise Cold Response. He performed training tasks and was part of the American NATO forces in Northern Norway.

The press service of the Main Rescue Center of Norway specified that bad weather could have caused the crash.

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