Russian inspectors make observation flight over Croatia

Russian inspectors are making an observation flight onboard of an An-30B surveillance aircraft over the territory of Croatia in compliance with the International Treaty on Open Skies, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Russian inspectors make observation flight over Croatia Antonov An-30 (Picture source: Alan Lebeda)

"The observation flight over Croatia is taking place on June 3-7, 2019 from the Zagreb Open Skies airfield. The maximum flight range will be 1,300 km," the ministry said.

The Russian surveillance aircraft is flying on a fixed route, which has been agreed with the party subject to inspection, while the Croatian experts onboard are controlling the order of application of the surveillance equipment and the observance of provisions of the Open Skies treaty.

Observation flights under the Open Skies Treaty are designed to make the military activities of signatory states more open and transparent as well as to strengthen security through confidence-building measures.

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