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    JohninMK

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    NATO/Russian Open skies flights and equipment

    Post  JohninMK on Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:26 pm

    Couldn't find an existing thread to put this in. Fascinating bit of Russian gear. Pity we can't see some of its output.


    Steffan Watkins ????????‏ @steffanwatkins 3h3 hours ago

    Finally found specs for the RuAF Open Skies Treaty "electro-optical sensor" used to image the USA this yr #OpenSkies
    http://www.poksi.ru/files/OSDCAM4060_ENG.pdf



    http://www.poksi.ru/files/OSDCAM4060_ENG.pdf
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    Re: NATO/Russian Open skies flights and equipment

    Post  franco on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:42 pm

    Both sides operate within the same perimeters and the other side always have reps on board the aircraft to ensure how well they can see and what they see.

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    Re: NATO/Russian Open skies flights and equipment

    Post  JohninMK on Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:07 pm

    franco wrote:Both sides operate within the same perimeters and the other side always have reps on board the aircraft to ensure how well they can see and what they see.

    Yes, but the Russians seem to have got one step ahead with this new and approved digital camera system.
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    Re: NATO/Russian Open skies flights and equipment

    Post  Airman on Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:52 am


    Turkish Air Force CN-235M-100 ''Open Skies''
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    Re: NATO/Russian Open skies flights and equipment

    Post  GarryB on Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:26 am

    I think it is funny to hear the US whine and squeal at the Russians having better instruments on their spy platforms than they have... hilarious... Smile


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    Re: NATO/Russian Open skies flights and equipment

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:39 pm

    Big article at link. Anything anti Russian is on a roll.

    WASHINGTON—U.S. officials are preparing to announce restrictions to Russian military flights over American territory under the Treaty on Open Skies in the latest sign of strain in U.S.-Russia relations.

    The treaty, part of a suite of arms-control, transparency and confidence-building agreements that proliferated in the late stages of the Cold War, permits its 34 ratified member states to conduct observation flights over each other’s territory while capturing aerial imagery of military personnel and materiel.

    Treaty-related tensions intensified over two days in August, when a Russian plane operating under Open Skies flew over U.S. cities including Washington as well as Bedminster, N.J., while President Donald Trump was staying at the Trump National Golf Club in the town.

    Those flights, however, aren’t the cause of the new restrictions, according to U.S. officials. Instead, they assert that Russia is in violation of the Open Skies treaty, because the Kremlin imposed restrictions on flights over Kaliningrad, Russia’s Baltic Sea exclave, which U.S. officials believe is host to a cache of sophisticated weaponry.


    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-to-curb-russian-military-flights-over-american-territory-1506402871

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