Russian Inspectors to Perform Observation Flights over USA

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A group of Russian specialists plans to perform two observation flights over the territory of the United States onboard the Tupolev Tu-154M Lk-1 aircraft within the framework of the Open Skies Treaty. This came in a statement by Chief of the Defence Ministry’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergey Ryzhkov.

“The inspection flights will be carried out on November 10-22 from Travis and Wright-Patterson airfields. The maximum flight range is 4,900 and 4,250 kilometers respectively,” Mr. Ryzhkov said, noting that the flights will be carried out to promote greater openness and transparency in the military activities of the Treaty’s member states, as well as to consolidate security through enhancing confidence-building measures.

“The Russian observation plane will conduct flights along the routes agreed upon with the observed side, while US specialists onboard will control the application of surveillance equipment and observation of treaty provisions,” Mr. Ryzhkov concluded.

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