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BumRushDaShow

(131,991 posts)
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 06:19 AM Mar 2023

US military releases video from Russian fighter jet crash with drone

Last edited Thu Mar 16, 2023, 04:37 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: ABC News

U.S. European Command has released dramatic declassified video taken by the MQ-9 Reaper drone that shows the moment that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet collided with it earlier this week after attempting to spray the drone with jet fuel.

The video from Tuesday morning was taken from a camera on the drone's underside and shows two different passes taken by the jets to spray the drone, the second one being the collision with the propeller at the rear of the drone, which is visible in the footage.

Communications were lost with the drone as the image can be seen pixelating into color bars. EUCOM also confirmed that communications with the drone were down for a minute and that the released video was edited for time.

When the video feed resumed, one of the propeller blades is seen damaged from the collision with the Russian fighter.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/us-military-releases-video-drone-showing-collision-russian/story?id=97902649



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Article updated.

Previous article FINALLY updated -

U.S. European Command has released dramatic declassified video taken by the MQ-9 Reaper drone that shows the moment that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet collided with it after attempting to spray the drone with jet fuel.

The video was taken from a camera on the drone's underside and shows two different passes taken by the jets to spray the drone, the second one being the collision with the propeller at the rear of the drone, which is visible in the footage.

Communications were lost with the drone as the image can be seen pixelating into color bars.

EUCOM also confirmed that communications with the drone were down for a minute and that the released video was edited for time. When the video feed resumed one of the propeller blades can be seen damaged from the collision with the Russian fighter.


This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.



Original article -

U.S. European Command has released dramatic declassified video taken by the MQ-9 Reaper drone that shows the moment that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet collided with it after attempting to spray the drone with jet fuel.

The video was taken from a camera on the drone's underside and shows two different passes taken by the jets to spray the drone, the second one being the collision with the propeller at the rear of the drone, which is visible in the footage.

Communications were lost with the drone as the image can be seen pixelating into color bars.


This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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US military releases video from Russian fighter jet crash with drone (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Mar 2023 OP
I think their intent was clear padah513 Mar 2023 #1
What's Tucker gonna say. Traildogbob Mar 2023 #7
And first report of its being found. Igel Mar 2023 #16
Russians Lie more then George Santos. lapfog_1 Mar 2023 #2
You'd think that the Russians of all people would know the advantages of having a dashcam. NT mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2023 #3
... orangecrush Mar 2023 #21
"Sharp maneuvering." I bet the U.S. ground pilot operating the drone, got a good yelling at 3Hotdogs Mar 2023 #4
I saw something earlier that the Su-27 that clipped it BumRushDaShow Mar 2023 #5
Are you believing the story sarisataka Mar 2023 #18
Poisoning the waters below............... Lovie777 Mar 2023 #6
"Russian Tom Cruise" could have easily killed himself with just bullwinkle428 Mar 2023 #8
Too bad ghe ruskie planes didn't crash SheltieLover Mar 2023 #9
I wonder if our drones have a self destruct function? The Jungle 1 Mar 2023 #10
The hard drives do self destruct so the enemy can't get any data IronLionZion Mar 2023 #11
I would think they drone would have a self destruct funtion. The Jungle 1 Mar 2023 #13
I don't believe these surveillance drones even carry weapons IronLionZion Mar 2023 #14
The Reaper system is weapons capable. Warpy Mar 2023 #23
Wow, pretty dangerous flying by Russian pilot, could have downed his plane, was he drunk? Shanti Shanti Shanti Mar 2023 #12
... orangecrush Mar 2023 #22
Weird, Where Are The Pictures & Video... ruet Mar 2023 #15
Those were fighter planes not surveillance aircraft EX500rider Mar 2023 #19
Aliens n/t Polybius Mar 2023 #20
Well, it's pretty hard for fucking russia to deny how this happened bluestarone Mar 2023 #17
Looks to me like the Russian fighter dumped too much fuel to the point where it stalled. Crowman2009 Mar 2023 #24

padah513

(2,543 posts)
1. I think their intent was clear
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 06:38 AM
Mar 2023

They wanted to bring it down. Probably want to collect it and send it to Iran to reverse engineer

Traildogbob

(9,102 posts)
7. What's Tucker gonna say.
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 08:29 AM
Mar 2023

So your telling me Russia lied about dumping fuel and instigating the whole thing destroying a multimillion dollar drone over international waters.
Who woulda thunk it. Russia lies more than trump and GQP and Fox. Surprise surprise surprise as Gomer would say.

Igel

(35,540 posts)
16. And first report of its being found.
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 10:50 AM
Mar 2023
BRIEF
❗️Беспилотник США MQ-9 Reaper найден у Севастополя на глубине около 900 метров, об этом ForPost сообщил собственный источник, близкий к Минобороны РФ и знакомый с деталями операции.
В районе падения американского военно-разведывательного аппарата дежурят силы ВМФ России. «На дно моря опустился подводный робот, который обнаружил MQ-9 Reaper на глубине около 850–900 метров. Недалеко от этой зоны проходит глубоководная ветка газопровода «Южный поток»», сообщил собеседник ForPost.
t.me/rusbrief/100954 Mar 16 at 08:45


The US mQ-9 Reaper drone has been found near Sevastopol' at a depth of about 900 meters, ForPost has been told by its source close to the RF Defense Ministry familiar with the details of the operation.

The Russian naval fleet remains on patrol in the crash area of the military military intelligence device. "A submersible was lowered to the sea bottom and found the MQ-9 Reaper at a depth o about 850-900 meters. The deep-water branch of the "South Stream" gas pipline passes not far from this zone," the ForPost correspondent said.
t.me/rusbrief/100954 Mar 16 at 08:45


Don't know if the timestamp is local to the ForPost correspondent, Moscow, or adjusted to my time zone, CDST.

No claim made by me as to reliability. But they have that tech and presumably have it in one of there few actual large military bases. Esp. since it would have been useful in checking the Kerch' bridge for damage.

lapfog_1

(29,314 posts)
2. Russians Lie more then George Santos.
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 06:41 AM
Mar 2023

Russia's defence ministry says its fighter jets did not come into contact with a US drone that crashed into the Black Sea, saying instead that the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed due to “sharp manoeuvring”.

3Hotdogs

(12,695 posts)
4. "Sharp maneuvering." I bet the U.S. ground pilot operating the drone, got a good yelling at
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 07:17 AM
Mar 2023

for trying to be Tom Cruise and ruining the drone.


I'm also surprised that the Russian jet did not sustain damage.

BumRushDaShow

(131,991 posts)
5. I saw something earlier that the Su-27 that clipped it
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 07:48 AM
Mar 2023

DID sustain some damage.

It would have had to.

Russian Su-27 jet damaged after collision with American MQ-9 UAV – Pentagon


Ukrainska Pravda
Tue, March 14, 2023 at 3:17 PM EDT·1 min read


The US says that one of the Russian Su-27 fighter jets that took part in an incident with the American MQ-9 UAV in the Black Sea was damaged.

Source: Patrick Ryder, the spokesperson for the Pentagon, at a briefing on Tuesday, reported by European Pravda

Quote: "We continue to estimate what exactly happened. But I believe, considering the actions of Russian pilots, it was dangerous and unprofessional, and their actions speak for themselves. As per our information, fighter jets dropped fuel on our UAV and went so close to it that it damaged the MQ-9’s propeller. "

"As per our evaluations, the Russian aircraft was damaged, too. We know it managed to land – I will not say where exactly, but it demonstrates the dangerous and unprofessional work of these pilots."

(snip)

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/russian-su-27-jet-damaged-191737702.html

sarisataka

(19,526 posts)
18. Are you believing the story
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 11:20 AM
Mar 2023

Put out by Putin's regime over the report by Biden's administration and the video?

bullwinkle428

(20,634 posts)
8. "Russian Tom Cruise" could have easily killed himself with just
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 08:32 AM
Mar 2023

the slightest miscalculation of that maneuver.

 

The Jungle 1

(4,552 posts)
10. I wonder if our drones have a self destruct function?
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 08:46 AM
Mar 2023

I bet they do.
Oh sorry our drone exploded right in front of you. Must have malfunctioned.

IronLionZion

(45,905 posts)
11. The hard drives do self destruct so the enemy can't get any data
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 09:20 AM
Mar 2023

but the whole drone doesn't explode. That's an interesting idea though.

 

The Jungle 1

(4,552 posts)
13. I would think they drone would have a self destruct funtion.
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 09:41 AM
Mar 2023

What if the control of the drone is lost? Wouldn't we want to blow it up in the air.
I do not know much about them though and I bet the military is not going to tell me.

IronLionZion

(45,905 posts)
14. I don't believe these surveillance drones even carry weapons
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 10:00 AM
Mar 2023

but it would be an interesting option.

When a stealth helicopter crashed in the Bin Laden raid, Seals had to manually blow it up. An automatic option might be available now.

Warpy

(111,837 posts)
23. The Reaper system is weapons capable.
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 02:14 PM
Mar 2023

I looked up the MQ-9 when al Zawahiri got whacked, since this is most likely what got him.

There are other weapons capable drones, good ones from Turkey and Australia, the latter having a huge range.



The destruction of the disk would not only destroy any sensitive surveillance, it would also destroy the operating system. Its chip is useless without that.

ruet

(10,042 posts)
15. Weird, Where Are The Pictures & Video...
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 10:33 AM
Mar 2023

of the three, not chinese balloons, shot down over US airspace in February? You gonna make some new excuses?

EX500rider

(10,953 posts)
19. Those were fighter planes not surveillance aircraft
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 11:53 AM
Mar 2023

Surveillance aircraft have video going all the time.
Fighter planes generally just have gun cameras that operate when they fire their guns but since they used missiles there'd be no footage.

bluestarone

(17,396 posts)
17. Well, it's pretty hard for fucking russia to deny how this happened
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 11:12 AM
Mar 2023

Believe what you SEE not what these assholes say! Like i stated before, supply Ukraine EVERYTHING they want because of russia's attitude!

Crowman2009

(2,541 posts)
24. Looks to me like the Russian fighter dumped too much fuel to the point where it stalled.
Thu Mar 16, 2023, 06:20 PM
Mar 2023

Hence why dumb Ivan couldn't maneuver out of the drone's way. Also, it looks like american aircraft are also dangerous when they are stationary. Another example was the Chinese J-7 that crashed to the ground after colliding with a US Navy EP-3.

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