31 August-4 September, inspectors Ukraine, USA and France will carry out Observation flight over the territory of Russia over Sweden, said the head of the national Center for reducing nuclear threat Sergei Ryzhkov.
"in the period From 31 August to 4 September in the framework of the implementation of the international Treaty on open skies, a joint mission of France, the USA and Ukraine will carry out Observation flight over the territory of the Russian Federation on the French aircraft observations-N," said Ryzhkov. According to his statement, in the process of flying the agreed route of the Russian Experts in the cabin of the aircraft observations will be kept under strict control of compliance with the agreed parameters of flight and use provided by the contract, observation equipment, reports RIA " Novosti "." Aircraft observations-N refers to the type of aircraft that are not equipped with any weapons. The plane 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, " - said Ryzhkov." within implementation of the international open skies Treaty, the Russian team of inspectors will perform an Observation flight on a Russian Antonov An-30B over the territory of Sweden. Supervisory greatest flight range of up to 1, 7 thousand kilometers will run From August 31 to September 4, With the open skies airfield Uppsala, " said Ryzhkov.
The Russian Aircraft will perform flights on consistent With the observed party, and the Swedish Experts on Board will keep under review the procedure for the use of observation equipment and the observance of the provisions stipulated in the contract." Observation flights are conducted in order to support greater openness and transparency in the military activities of States parties to the Treaty, as well as strengthening security through confidence building measures. This is the twenty-eighth Observation flight of the Russian Federation on the territories of States parties to the Treaty in 2015, " said Ryzhkov. The open skies Treaty gives member countries the right to the agreed quotas from flying over any of the territories of each other to observe military activities. The agreement regulates the conduct of flights, the requirements to the aircraft and surveillance equipment. In 2015 in the Russian Federation also took place 3 inspections under the Vienna document 2011 (a year you can spend only 3 such inspections). 1st held Ukrainian Experts, the 2nd Turkish, third Dutch.