According to journalists, the American drone shot down by a Su-27 fighter was at a sea depth of up to 900 meters and 60 kilometers from Sevastopol. The Russian military is interested in its electronic filling and engine.
An underwater robot of the Russian Ministry of Defense found parts of an American MQ-9 Reaper drone near Sevastopol in the Black Sea. This was reported by the Sevastopol edition of ForPost on March 16, citing an informed source close to the ministry.
According to the authors, specialists from the Ministry of Defense discovered the MQ-9 Reaper on March 14, the day it was attacked by a Su-27 fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces at a depth of 850-900 meters and 60 kilometers from the city.
Near this zone, as the interlocutor specified, there is a deep-water branch of the South Stream gas pipeline (an unrealized gas pipeline project laid along the bottom of the Black Sea from the Anapa region to the Bulgarian port of Varna. In 2016 it was replaced by the Turkish Stream, – ed.) . A Russian warship is on duty in the area where the drone crashed, and the perimeter area of the crash site was guarded.
The Ministry of Defense is thinking about further actions to raise the apparatus from the seabed, because the depth is quite decent. According to the source, it will be necessary to use means to raise sunken deep-sea submarines.
These technologies are available to the army and navy, and a plan is being developed for their effective use, he added.
Specialists of the Russian Ministry of Defense are interested in the internal electronic filling of the MQ-9 Reaper drone and its engine. According to media reports, it is possible that the Americans will destroy the drone before it is raised.
The Russian military leadership did not confirm this information.
Recall that on March 16, Defense Express found out how the MQ-9 Reaper tracked the main bases of the Russian Armed Forces in Sevastopol. UAV cameras could track maneuvers at the Belbek airfield.
The fact that the Russians got some parts of the MQ-9 Reaper was reported by the American media. Russian warships were seen at the crash site of the apparatus in the Black Sea.
The US military managed to erase the secret software of the drone remotely.
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