Russian inspectors to make an observation flight over the Unites States of America
According to Sergei Ryzhkov, head of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, within the framework of the implementation of an international treaty on the Open Skies, the Russian Federation plans to conduct an observation flight on a Russian observation aircraft Tu-154M LK-1 over the territory of the United States.
The upcoming flight will start at the Open Skies Treaty airfield of Great Falls and have a maximum range of 5,130km.
The Russian observation aircraft will fly along the agreed route, and the US specialists 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.
This is the fifth observation flight made by the Russian Federation over the territories of the states-members of the treaty in 2019.