Russian military aircraft Tu-154M LK-1 made a new observation flight over strategic military targets on US territory. This is with reference to an informed source “Interfax”reports.
The flight of the Russian aircraft passed over the closed areas of the States of Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Missouri. The spy plane was in the air for more than seven and a half hours. The flight was coordinated with the American side in the framework of the international Treaty on open skies (DON).
The number of examined objects — Barksdale air force base, where all the strategic bombers B-52H Stratofortress and is the headquarters of global strike Command U.S. air force base and Whiteman in Missouri, which are strategic stealth bomber B-2 Spirit long-range bombers the B-1B Lancer.
The previous flight of the Russian reconnaissance aircraft over the United States took place on April 26. Before that, in late February and early March, Boeing OC-135B USAF conducted a series of observation flights over Siberia and the Far East.
Such flights were not conducted from November 2017 to March 2019. According to the press Secretary of the Pentagon, Jamie Davis, the break lasted for so long because of the tension in Russian-American relations.
Tu-154M-LK-1 plane — laboratory, specially designed for flying programme DON.
The open skies Treaty is an international agreement in 1992. It enables participating countries to make the inspection circled each other, watching thereby of the military and the observance of existing treaties in the field of arms control.
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