The US and Italian military plan to perform an observation flight over the territory of Russia from July 29 to August 2. This is reported by the newspaper of the Armed Forces of Russia “Krasnaya Zvezda” with reference to the acting chief of the National Center for the Reduction of Nuclear Danger RuslanShishin.
It is clarified that the inspection will take place within the framework of the implementation of the Treaty on open skies on the American observation plane OS-135B from the Kubinka airfield.
During the flight, the Russian military on board the aircraft will monitor compliance with the agreed parameters of the use of surveillance equipment. It is also noted that OS-135B belongs to the class of aircraft not intended for use of weapons.
In addition, from July 29 to August 2, Russia will perform a scheduled flight over the territory of Norway on an An-30B observation aircraft. It starts from the airfield Bardufoss, the range will be 1,700 km. Norwegian specialists will also be present on board the observation aircraft.
On Sunday, July 28, two US Air Force aircraft conducted reconnaissance off the coast of the Crimea. We are talking about the P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft and the US Navy Lockheed EP-3E Orion electronic intelligence aircraft.