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Russia fighter jet collides with US drone over Black Sea amid concerns of Iran arms transfers

Loss of the USAF MQ-9 comes as Russia has provided weapons technology to Iran, including US arms captured in Ukraine.
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A Russian fighter jet collided with a US MQ-9 drone over the Black Sea early on Tuesday, leading to the “complete loss” of the unmanned aircraft, the US military said.

The US MQ-9 “was conducting routine operations in international airspace” when a Russian Su-27 struck the drone’s propeller, forcing it to crash, US European Command said in a press release.

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