the Alliance is putting into service the drones that will fly in the airspace of NATO countries and the “look” deep into the territory of other countries, e.g. Russia, 200 kilometers. About it the Secretary General of the military block Jens Stoltenberg told the Norwegian newspaper, reports TASS.
Proud to see #NATO’s first ground surveillance drones arrived in Sicily 🇮🇹 Our unarmed drones will provide essential intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance to NATO & Allies all 29. pic.twitter.com/ga4cSz4It6
— Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) 17 January 2020.
Drones are called the RQ-4D Phoenix. The first two drones have already arrived from the US on the Sicilian air base. In the next few months, the surveillance system must be ready.
in addition, before the end of 2020 in Europe needs to throw 3 more drone. Thus NATO will be able to observe not only his, but also for the surrounding territories from the Atlantic to Eastern Europe, from the Arctic to Africa, said Stoltenberg.
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✔ I Can fly for 30 hours 🕥
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— Oana Lungescu (@NATOpress) January 17, 2020
Specifies that the RQ-4D can be hold in the air for up to 30 hours and fly up to 16 thousand kilometers. Limit the flight speed of the drone is 575 kilometers per hour and an altitude of 18 kilometers. On the drone set a variety of reconnaissance equipment, including radar.