Russia to Conduct Open Skies Surveillance Flight Over US
Russian military inspectors will begin a survey flight this week above the United States under the international Open Skies Treaty, Russia’s Defense Ministry has said.
Russian experts will conduct the survey flight over the US territory in a Tupolev Tu-154 M/LK-1 aircraft during the period from November 25 and December 3, a spokesman said.
The flight will start from the Travis Air Force Base, California. Its maximum range will be 4,250 kilometers (2,600 miles).
During the flight, Russian and US specialists will operate surveillance equipment on board of the aircraft as set out in the international Open Skies Treaty.