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Russia Downs U.S. Drone in the Crimea

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Moscow (AFP) - A United States surveillance drone has been intercepted above the Ukranian region of Crimea, a Russian state arms and technology group said Friday.

"The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground. It was possible to break the link with US operators with complex radio-electronic" technology, said Rostec in a statement.

The drone fell "almost intact into the hands of self-defence forces" added Rostec, which said it had manufactured the equipment used to down the aircraft, but did not specify who was operating it.

"Judging by its identification number, UAV MQ-5B belonged to the 66th American Reconnaissance Brigade, based in Bavaria," Rostec said on its website, which also carried a picture of what it said was the captured drone.

The photograph appeared to show an apparently armed drone in flight, rather than debris.

The Crimean port of Sevastopol is home to Russia's Black Sea Fleet, which is believed to be equipped with detection equipment.

Crimea, where pro-Kremlin forces have control, is to hold a referendum on Sunday on the peninsula joining Russia, in what Moscow says is a fair expression of self identity but the West views as an illegal annexation of sovereign territory.

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Re: Russia Downs U.S. Drone in the Crimea

Oh, source

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Re: Russia Downs U.S. Drone in the Crimea

How very dare they!

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Re: Russia Downs U.S. Drone in the Crimea

Oops!

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Re: Russia Downs U.S. Drone in the Crimea

Shit just got real!

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Re: Russia Downs U.S. Drone in the Crimea

Sounds like Rostec are having nothing to do with it.

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The State Corporation bears responsibility for the quality of its products but is by no means responsible for the relocation and the results of the use of the equipment supplied by the Corporation's organizations within the framework of contractors' orders.

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Re: Russia Downs U.S. Drone in the Crimea

I'm so over Crimea

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Re: Russia Downs U.S. Drone in the Crimea

Aw, we lost a drone to the Russians?

Waaaaah! Crimea river.

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Re: Russia Downs U.S. Drone in the Crimea

20 year old tech technology.

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