New day of NATO surveillance missions in the Black Sea theater.
Currently, there are at least 3 NATO assets operating in the area. A US Navy Boeing P-8A, taking off from NAS Sigonella, is orbiting over the Danube Delta in eastern Romania.
An Italian Air Force Gulfstream E.550 CAEW (registration MM62303 – callsign PERSEO71), taking off from Pratica di Mare AB, is operating in the same area.
It’s the second mission of an Italian CAEW in the area within a few days (it had been a while since we recorded one of their missions here).
Operating over the Black Sea is a NATO Northrop Grumman RQ-4D (registration MM-AV-SA0016 – callsign MAGMA10), taking off from Sigonella AB. As usual, once over the Black Sea, the drone has turned off its ADS-B transponder.