First U.S-Russia Joint Open Skies Flight

March 16, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – RIA Novosti:

Russia, U.S. make first joint flight under Open Skies Treaty
12:38 14/03/2011

Russia and the United States have embarked on their first joint inspection flight over Sweden as part of the 2002 Open Skies Treaty, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

The Open Skies Treaty, signed in 1992 at the initiative of U.S. President George Bush, Sr., established a regime of unarmed aerial observation flights over the territories of its 34 member states to promote openness and the transparency of military forces and activities. . . . [Full Story]

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