The machine took off from Sigonella airbase in Sicily. He entered the air space of Ukraine on the Nikolaev area and headed in the direction of Mariupol. After the assignment in the Donbass, he left the Ukrainian airspace to the North of Moldova.
The UAV, flying at a height of 16.7 kilometers, the clock ran from North to South along the boundary line with Ukraine self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics, without crossing it.
Taking into account the possibilities of reconnaissance to a depth of 300 kilometers, the UAV can monitor the whole territory of the DNI and LC, as well as the border regions of Russia. According to open sources, the apparatus RQ-4A Global Hawk can patrol for over 30 hours, being at a height of 15-18 km.
This is not the first flight of the American reconnaissance drones over Donbas — before they were in April and February of this year.