Russian Federation is to perform an observation flight on the Russian AN-30B surveillance aircraft over the Hungary territory
According to Ruslan Shishin, Officer-in-Charge of the Russian National center for nuclear risk reduction, as part of the implementation of the International Treaty on Open Skies, the Russian group of inspectors plans to perform an observation flight on a Russian An-30B observation plane over the territory of Hungary.
The observation flight over Hungary will be carried out from August 31 to September 4 2020 from the Papa Open Skies airfield. The maximum flight range will be 11,800 kilometers.
The Russian observation aircraft will fly along the agreed route, and the Hungary's representatives on board will monitor the use of special equipment and compliance with the provisions of the Treaty on Open Skies.
Observation flights within the framework of the treaty are carried out in order to promote greater openness and transparency in the military activities of the participating States, as well as to enhance security through strengthening confidence-building measures.