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Russian inspectors to make TOS observation flights over US

September 02, 2013, 1:26 UTC+3
The flights will be made from the airfields of Wright Patterson, Ohio, and Elmendorf, Alaska
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MOSCOW, September 2 (Itar-Tass) - Under the international Treaty on Open Skies (TOS), Russian inspectors will make two observation flights over the US September 2-16, Ruslan Shishin, acting head of the national Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, told Itar-Tass.

"The flights will be made from the airfields of Wright Patterson, Ohio, and Elmendorf, Alaska, aboard a Tu-154M Lk-1 along an agreed route with a maximum range of 4,900 and 3,750 km, respectively," Shishin pointed out.

Aboard the Tu-154M American specialists will check the use of observation instrumentation and systems by Russian inspectors in accordance with the existing agreements.

Those will be this year's 28th and 29th observation flights by representatives of Russia over the territories of countries that are Parties to the Treaty.

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