American MQ-9 Reaper Reportedly Loses Contact Over Poland

There are initial reports that an American MQ-9 Reaper drone has lost contact with its base during routine training over Poland.

A post by the Polish General Command of the Armed Forces reported that “An unarmed MQ9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle of the US Air Force in Europe, performing a scheduled quarterly training at the airport in Miroslawiec, lost contact with the base. Waiting for an emergency touchdown. The services were put on alert.”

The situation comes amid increased reports of suspected Russian GPS signal jamming in the region over the past several weeks, which recently impacted a flight carrying UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps back from Poland.

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