Open Skies over Italy

Today a Russian Air Force Antonov An-30B “Open Skies” (RF30083) will operate over Italy according Treaty on Open Skies.

Photo by RomaSpotters

Departed from Rome Ciampino an hour ago the aircraft will make a refueling in Cervia AB around 12AM.

map via Desk Aeronautico ( )

The Treaty on Open Skies entered into force on January 1, 2002, and currently has 34 party states. It establishes a program of unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of its participants. The treaty is designed to enhance mutual understanding and confidence by giving all participants, regardless of size, a direct role in gathering information about military forces and activities of concern to them.

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