WPAFB releases statement about Russian Jet landing at the base

Russian Recon Plane Flies Over DC & Trump Golf Course

It is noted that the flight complied with the Tu-154, which, according to Flightradar24, flying at an altitude of just over 1.1 thousand kilometers over downtown Washington and Andrews air force base, where is the airplane of the American President.

The Russian jet took the second flight in the afternoon and flew over Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Donald Trump is on a working vacation.

We are being told that apparently, a Russian recon plane was "allowed" to fly over the Pentagon, the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters, and over President Trumps golf course and it had full clearance to do so. The Russian jet was not subject to that flight ban.

Russian Federation and the United States are signatories to the treaty, which allows unarmed observation flights over the entire territory of all 34 member nations. The agency can only confirm specific locations once a mission is over.

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.

Jack Straw, who was British foreign secretary in 2002 when the treaty was signed, said: 'This is a reciprocal treaty which allows us to fly over Russian Federation.

The Capitol Police kept tabs on the Russian plane and USA military airmen were onboard with the Russians to make sure everything was okay, according to the Washington Post. Open Skies allows for unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of a participating country.

The treaty, for instance, obligates each member to make all of its territory available for observation, yet officials said Russia has imposed restrictions on surveillance over Moscow and Chechnya and near Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two breakaway regions of Georgia now under Russian control. After each flight, the host nation gets a copy of any imagery taken by the observation aircraft. The flight, which was filmed by the Associated Press, was permitted under the Open Skies Treaty. The Washington, DC area is not excluded from this requirement.

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