TALLINN - A Russian internationally certified aircraft, Antonov An-30B, will perform a monitoring flight over Estonia within the framework of the Open Skies Treaty on Wednesday, the press service of the Estonian Defense Forces' General Staff told Interfax.
A panoramic survey camera will be mounted on the aircraft. All data will be developed in the presence of Estonian controllers in Russia, and one copy will then go to Estonia.
The crew of the aircraft, including observers, is 27 people. They will be accompanied by Estonian observers, who will monitor the activity of their Russian colleagues, as well as that the aircraft follows the earlier defined route.
Russia performed monitoring flights within the framework of the Open Skies Treaty in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Estonian and Finnish observers flied over Russia in August 2007.