The joint mission of Canada and Spain in the framework of the international Treaty on open skies, from 21 to 25 September, will make an observation flight over Russia on canadian C-130J, said acting head of the Russian national Centre for reducing nuclear danger Colonel Ruslan Shishin.
"in the period from 21 to 25 September 2015 in the framework of implementation of the international Treaty on open skies, a Joint mission of Canada and Spain will perform an observation flight over the territory of the Russian Federation on the canadian observation plane C-130J," said He.
According to shishina, in the process of flying the agreed route of the Russian Experts in the cabin will be kept under the control of strict compliance with the agreed parameters of flight and use provided by the Contract, observation equipment.
"The C-130J and installed the surveillance equipment (cameras) have passed an international examination, which was attended by Russian Experts, which eliminates the use of technical means, not provided for by the Treaty on open skies ", He said.
The Treaty on open skies was signed in 1992 and became one of the measures to strengthen confidence in the European Union after the cold war. It's been around since 2002 and allows the participating countries to openly collect information about military forces and activities of one another. The Contract includes the vast number of NATO countries, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and neutral Sweden and Finland. Typically, the flights Russia and NATO countries are conducted on a reciprocal basis.