RC-135W and E-8C reconnaissance aircrafts flew over Ukraine
A pair of reconnaissance aircraft RC-135W and E-8C of the United States Air Force simultaneously conducted reconnaissance over Ukraine.
Reported by Militarnyi.
On January 5, the reconnaissance work of the RC-135W and Boeing E-8C aircraft was recorded in the sky over Ukraine.
A US RC-135W takeoff from the Mildenhall airbase. Boeing E-8C arrived in Ukraine after takeoff from Zweibrücken Air Base, Germany.
In recent months, allied aviation have increased similar flights over Ukraine.
At the end of 2021, reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 and E-8C from Royal Air Force and US Air Force also simultaneously flew over Ukraine and conducted reconnaissance.
The RAF RC-135 reconnaissance plane headed through Ukraine to the Black Sea to monitor the occupied Crimea.
On December 28, the United States sent to Ukraine for the first time E-8C Joint STARS aircraft, to monitor Donbas.
The Boeing RC-135 is a family of large reconnaissance aircraft used by the United States Air Force and UK Royal Air Force to collect process and transmit intelligence information.
E-8C Joint STARS is designed to track and control the combat management of ground forces.
Previously, in the airspace of Ukraine, conducted reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles RQ-4B Global Hawk of the US Air Force. In April 2021, two strategic UAVs RQ-4B Global Hawk were flying near Russia-occupied Ukrainian Crimea.
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