Over 32,000 watching US spyplane on Flightradar24

February 24, 2022

The most-watched aircraft on the flight tracking App Flightradar 24 is a Global Hawk unmanned spy plane that has been flying over Eastern Ukraine and then the Black Sea just south of Russia’s naval base at Sevastopol.

Over 32,000 people are watching the activities of the Global Hawk which has a call sign of “Forte12” or “Forte11”.

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The $170 million aircraft is piloted remotely and operates from Malta and Italy.

It has an endurance of about 32 hours and can fly over 22,000km at an altitude of 18,000m.

UPDATE: Here is today (Friday’s mission) taken at 3.20am UTC.

Here is Saturday’s mission of Forte11.

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