Russia's New Surveillance Plane Is Flying Over The U.S.

Tu-214ON aircraft

Warzone/The Drive: Russia's New Surveillance Plane Just Flew Over Two Of America's Top Nuclear Labs

The route also covered a number of Army and Air Force bases, a major proving ground, and one of America's last chemical weapon storage sites.

One Russia's two Tu-214ON aircraft has conducted what appears to be its first-ever flight over the United States under the Open Skies Treaty. This agreement allows member states to conduct aerial surveillance missions, with certain limitations in hardware and in the presence of monitors from the surveilled country, over each other's territory. Today's sortie took the Russian plane over parts of West Texas, through New Mexico, and into Colorado, including overflights of Fort Bliss, White Sands Missile Range, Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and finally hitting up the Pueblo Chemical Depot.

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WNU Editor: This flight covers a lot of territory.

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