Skip to comments.U.S. Conducts Spy Flight Over Russia
Posted on 04/21/2014 7:23:07 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
After a tit-for-tat series of delays, the United States conducted an Open Skies Treaty intelligence flight over Russian territory on Monday, a State Department official said.
The spy flight originally was scheduled for April 14 but was canceled by Russia after a U.S. team for the flight failed to arrive near Moscow on time and Moscow refused temporarily to reschedule it.
A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman also expressed anger on Monday over U.S. delays in certifying a new high-tech Russian aircraft to be used for spying missions over the United States
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Spy flights are so 1960s.
remember when spy flight were secret and risky, not scheduled like a freakin play date?
Anything that isn’t under ground is no secret these days.
1) Why the heck are they announcing this?
2) De ja vu all over again
Have a BIL, retired USAF, who finally admitted to flying spy missions over Russia in the late 80’s. I’m sure he would be THRILLED that it would be broadcasted the way it is today. /s
Why, Mr. Gertz, didn't you elaborate on that little tidbit?
I found it: Tupelov Tu-214R
(above Russian only)
Some might note, as I did, that none of the 'articles' about Open Skies identify the type of 'Russian aircraft'; who knows why...it wasn't horribly difficult to find it, but nor was it 'one or 2 clicks'-easy...