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Turkey and USA fly over Russia

A joint Turkish-US mission is staging a monitoring flight over Russia on October 14-18 according to the Open Sky Treaty on a Turkish CN-235 surveillance aircraft from Kubinka airfield, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Turkey and USA fly over Russia Turkish Air Force CASA CN-235-100M (Picture source: Aldo Bidini/Wikimedia Commons)

"Russian experts onboard monitor strict compliance with agreed flight parameters and the engagement of equipment envisaged by the treaty," it said.

CN-235 cannot carry weapons. Its equipment has been internationally certified also by Russian experts which rules out the use of devices not stipulated by the treaty.

The CASA/IPTN CN-235 is a medium-range twin-engined transport aircraft that was jointly developed by Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain and Indonesian manufacturer IPTN, as a regional airliner and military transport. Its primary military roles include maritime patrol, surveillance, and air transport. Its largest user is Turkey, which has 59 aircraft.

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