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US releases footage of Russian fighter jet collision with drone



The United States has released video of the moment a Russian fighter jet collided with a US Air Force unmanned drone, forcing it to ditch into the Black Sea.

In the newly declassified vision, released on Thursday night, the jet can be seen releasing fuel as it passes over the drone. In a second approach, the jet performs a similar manoeuvre and collides with the drone's propeller, the US European Command said.

The camera feed cuts out twice in the video, once due to the fuel and once after the collision, the command said.

It said the video had been edited for length and that US forces had to bring down the drone in international waters as a result.

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