The US and Canadian aircraft will perform an observation flight over Russia from Tiksi airfield on the Arctic coast of the Far Eastern Republic of Yakutia, Russian media reported, citing sources at the Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center.
“As part of the International Open Skies Treaty, a joint mission of Canada and the United States will perform an observation flight over the territory of the Russian Federation by Canadian C-130 observation aircraft from Tiksi airfield, July 4-9,” says a statement.
It is noted that the flight will be carried out according to the agreed route and Russian specialists on board will monitor adherence to the flight parameters and the use of surveillance equipment.
The C-130 observation aircraft belongs to the class of aircrafts that are not intended for any weapons use.
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