From 2 to 6 November, the inspectors of the US and Canada will carry out Observation flight over the territory of Russia, and Russian - over Germany, said the Head of the national Center for reducing nuclear danger Sergey Ryzhkov.
"during the implementation of the international Treaty on open skies, a joint mission of canadian and U.S. planning to perform an Observation flight over the territory of the Russian Federation on the canadian observation aircraft C-130J," said he.
As emphasized in the Ministry of defence, the surveillance aircraft C-130J is not equipped to carry and use any weapon. In addition, during the flight, Russian Experts will keep under control observance of the rules of observation, reports RIA " Novosti ". Sightseeing flight over Germany will be 36 for the Russian Federation over the territories of the States parties to the Treaty in 2015." Sightseeing flight c the greatest distance of up to 1 thousand 300 kilometers will run From 2 to 6 November 2015 from the airfield the open sky Cologne - Bonn, " said Ryzhkov. The head of NCWAA also said that Russian aircraft an-30B will make the observation of the agreed route, and German Experts on Board will monitor compliance with the provisions of the Treaty on open skies." An observation flight is 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, " - said Ryzhkov. Observers from Canada already was flying over Russia at the end of October, then they did it together with observers from Ukraine.