Russian Federation conducts routine surveillance flight over Pentagon

Air Force Tupolev Tu-154

President Donald Trump's working vacation in New Jersey has injected some excitement into an otherwise sleepy summer in Somerset County, where the president is spending August at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. The treaty established criteria under which countries can make unarmed observation flights over the soil of other treaty members in an effort to promote transparency and worldwide arms control efforts، according to the State Department.

Flight intensity figures published on the ministry's website showed that a total of 12 spy planes flew missions along the Russian borders over the stated period of time.

The flight, which took off from Moscow early Wednesday, appeared to comply with the 1992 Treaty on Open Skies that allows each country to conduct surveillance flights over the other's territory, Politico said.

According to a law enforcement source, US Air Force personnel were on board the Russian plane, which has the capability of engaging in various intelligence-gathering operations. The agency can only confirm specific locations once a mission is over.

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Observation flights by member countries are allowed over the entire territory of other member states.

Both the U.S. and Russian Federation are signatories to the treaty along with 32 other nations. The official said Russian Federation typically flies Open Skies missions in the United States over command infrastructure, key locations and other critical infrastructure.

The Russian plane, a Tupolev Tu-154M, which is akin to civilian airliner, flew at about 3,700 feet and has the ability to take aerial photographs, conduct thermal imaging, and can even gather intelligence signals, CNN said.

Although the targets of surveillance were somewhat out of the ordinary, the flights themselves are relatively routine and are created to promote openness among nations and their militaries.

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