The Russian aircraft will conduct observation flights over the United States and Canada
The Russian inspectors on the aircraft observations Tu-154M LK-1 will fly over the United States and Canada in the framework of the international Treaty on open skies (DON). About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the head of the Russian national Centre for reducing nuclear danger Sergey Ryzhkov.
Observation flight over the United States, Russian pilots will perform from 10 to 15 April from the airfield Wright-Patterson (Ohio). The maximum range will amount to 4900 km. Then, from 18 to 22 April, inspectors from the airfield the open sky Iqaluit will perform an observation flight over Canada. The maximum range of the second flight will be 6150 km.
This is the ninth and tenth observation flights Russia over the territories of the States parties to DON in 2017.
Over the territory of Russia the observation flight will perform a joint mission of the United States and the Czech Republic. American and Czech inspectors will fly over Russia on the observation aircraft OC-135Б from 10 to 14 April, said Ryzhkov.
Observation flights under the DON are to promote greater transparency in the military activities of States parties. Parties to the Treaty on open skies are the 33 countries.