Usual and unusual guests this morning in the Black Sea theatre.
An RAF Boeing RC-135W (reg. ZZ664), which took off from Souda Bay AB, the same aircraft that operated over northern Iraq yesterday, is operating in the area (but has switched off the ADS-B transponder). There are currently no aircraft escorting the British aircraft in the area.
Orbiting south of the Crimea is a USAF Northrop Grumman RQ-4B (reg. 10-2045 – callsign FORTE11) which took off tonight from NAS Sigonella.
Over eastern Romania a USAF Boeing KC-135R (reg. 60-0335 – callsign BOZO20) is orbiting for a mission in support of NATO fighters in the area (in support of the British Rivet Join?).
Also arriving in the area from Konya AB is a NATO Boeing E-3A (reg. LX-N90446 ) to provide additional aerial surveillance of the area