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In the US, fear that the passage of the Russian aircraft over the territory of the country under the agreement on the Open Skies will harm national interests

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US law enforcement agencies fear that a Russian reconnaissance aircraft during a flight over the territory of the country under the Open Sky Treaty may collect intelligence information about "important infrastructure", reports MIC with reference to the newspaper "New York Times".




“On Monday, Russia sent a request to fly over the United States of a surveillance aircraft equipped with powerful digital cameras in accordance with the agreement,” the newspaper writes. “This caused new disputes among intelligence officers and representatives of the Pentagon about the intentions of the Russian Federation to use such flights in order to monitor American power plants, communication networks and other important infrastructure.”

The article notes that "some key US intelligence officials and the military declare that new digital technologies, combined with a change in flight plans for Russian aircraft, may go against the spirit of the agreement." Anxiety is also beaten by some Republicans.

“I can’t understand why the US allows Russian observation aircraft equipped with modern tracking systems to fly over their territory collecting intelligence data,” said Congress Chief of the Armed Forces Committee Mc Thornberry.

“The treaty began to play a large role in terms of Russia's ability to gather intelligence information about the United States,” writes Cecil Haney, head of the US strategic command, in a letter addressed to Congress.

Haney argues that "in addition to flying over military facilities in accordance with the Open Skies Treaty, Russian planes also follow the infrastructure important from the point of view of national security and for the Ministry of Defense."

According to him, “it’s difficult to assess what vulnerabilities are identified and how difficult it will be to mitigate the negative consequences.”

Help "MIC": "The contract on an open sky was signed in 1992 year. It involves 34 states. Observation flights are made over Russia, USA, Canada, European countries. The main tasks of Open Skies are the development of openness, the promotion of monitoring the implementation of agreements in the field of arms control, the expansion of opportunities for crisis prevention and crisis management within the framework of the OSCE and other international organizations. ”
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  1. Altona
    Altona 24 February 2016 17: 22
    41
    Partnerships began to scare, to be afraid to light up your biceps.
    1. Oleg Lavrov
      Oleg Lavrov 24 February 2016 17: 24
      20
      Sure!! They have not yet recovered from "Donald Cook", when he did it from our SU-shki .. and here it is !!! Of course dr .. they feel !! American hawks are forced to wind down their Syrian project. Bob Corker, chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, complained that the truce was carried out on Moscow's terms. Corker, of course, means that the Americans failed to protect their "moderate terrorists" and their American instructors from Russian air strikes.

      US instructors no longer feel safe in Syria. Trying to protect at least part of its people, the Pentagon transfers data on the whereabouts of American instructors and asks not to strike at them.
      1. Baikonur
        Baikonur 24 February 2016 17: 28
        60
        In the US, fear that the passage of the Russian aircraft over the territory of the country under the agreement on the Open Skies will harm national interests
        What are we? Redheads or what? Let us, and we, in a mirror, fear that the flight of an American plane over the territory of Russia will harm the national interests! Like in the m / f "Kitten named woof" - "Let's be afraid together!"
        Kindergarten, chesslovo!
        Ugh on them!

        PS: Today at the European Biathlon Championships in Tyumen - we have 2 GOLD !!!
        This is the opening of the championship! Well done! Congratulations to all who support the biathlon!
        HOORAY!!!!!!! soldier drinks
        1. Ezhaak
          Ezhaak 24 February 2016 18: 57
          22
          Quote: Baikonur
          the flight of an American plane over the territory of Russia will harm national interests

          While it was profitable for them, they actively used all the possibilities, as soon as it became clear that Russia possesses similar, and maybe the best technology, vibrated. Wait for the refusal and break the contract. And so do everyone.
          1. Throw
            Throw 24 February 2016 19: 53
            +9
            Wait for the refusal and break the contract.

            But first - FLY! bully
            1. Ezhaak
              Ezhaak 25 February 2016 10: 05
              0
              Quote: Lance
              But first - FLY

              Definitely. But subject to unquestioned admission. But they don’t want to admit to the flight !!!
        2. edwardwar
          edwardwar 24 February 2016 22: 14
          -17 qualifying.
          biathlon sucks)))
      2. Bath
        Bath 24 February 2016 17: 32
        14
        It is high time to stop the flights of these spies over the Russian Federation and ours haven’t been allowed into Turkey anyway. Now the United States will refuse if they let it fly over Sweden. What’s the use?
        1. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 24 February 2016 17: 55
          +8
          Quote: Bath
          and they’ll let it fly over Sweden.

          It's good if over Sweden. Otherwise, they will limit monitoring to the Baltic countries. NATO member states are the same. So, nafig such an open sky, if it is only in places "open".
          And if they want to quietly fly over us, then all sorts of illegal Powers anti-aircraft missiles are enough.
          1. cniza
            cniza 24 February 2016 18: 13
            11
            Well, it seems that the USA will withdraw from the treaty, they are afraid of illnesses.
            1. Throw
              Throw 24 February 2016 19: 58
              +6
              A submarine flies over Sweden. Stealth laughing
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        2. konetit
          konetit 24 February 2016 18: 39
          +6
          Do not be afraid, boys, that not a single aircraft will have enough fuel to fly around our country, and no one will refuel them.
          1. Throw
            Throw 24 February 2016 20: 24
            0
            You, before you write something here, try reading.
            For example, Article 6, Agreement:
            17. 18. The observed Party shall provide: (A) (B) (C) (D) a test world suitable for confirming the capabilities of the monitoring equipment in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section III of Annex D to this Treaty, over which, at the request of either of the Parties, a plane will fly during a demonstration or observation flight, for each observation equipment to be used during the observation flight. The peace check is located near the aerodrome where the pre-flight inspection is carried out in accordance with Appendix F to this Agreement;
            ordinary commercial refueling of a plane and servicing a surveillance aircraft or transport aircraft at the point of entry, at the open airfield, at any refueling airport and at the point of exit indicated in the flight plan in accordance with published technical data for the designated aerodrome;
            catering and use of premises for accommodation of personnel of the observing Party;
            .


            http://www.osce.org/ru/library/14131
          2. edwardwar
            edwardwar 24 February 2016 22: 16
            -3
            I would refuel))))
            1. abrakadabre
              abrakadabre 25 February 2016 09: 51
              0
              The main question is: what? You can give them something to "refuel" as a gift. They themselves will not be happy.
    2. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 24 February 2016 17: 24
      30
      Well, when the contract was concluded, we hoped to keep under observation what we still could not see from them. But time and technology do not stand still, but they did not take this into account, we thought we would remain a backward country.
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    4. 79807420129
      79807420129 24 February 2016 17: 25
      18
      They didn’t consult with the Turks, they also described themselves and did not grant the right, and the stripes twitched, which means the snout was down.
    5. 222222
      222222 24 February 2016 17: 28
      +6
      Altona (2) RU Today, 17:22 New
      The partners started screaming, afraid to light up their biceps. "
      ... is there somewhere an American mole wound up somewhere .. laughing laughing
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 24 February 2016 17: 34
        +8
        If you are afraid, we will proceed to the option:
        "CLOSED SKY". Let's make our ...

        Quote: Altona

        Partnerships began to scare, to be afraid to light up your biceps.


        I'm afraid they’re not worried about biceps, but for the lack of any significant physical form ... laughing
    6. Giant thought
      Giant thought 24 February 2016 17: 44
      +6
      If they do not allow our plane to fly over the United States, then we must not allow mattresses to fly over ours. Everything, the toys are over, gentlemen Americans!
      1. K-50
        K-50 24 February 2016 19: 03
        14
        Quote: Giant thought
        If they do not allow our plane to fly over the United States, then we must not allow mattresses to fly over ours. Everything, the toys are over, gentlemen Americans!

        Not much wrong.
        If flying under the Open Skies program is prohibited by any of the NATO countries, then all others should be prohibited from flying over Russia.
        And it will turn out: some were banned, others flew over, looked and the rest was informed. But Russia was left without information in the regions of interest to it.
        Not order however request
      2. Yura
        Yura 24 February 2016 19: 53
        +2
        Quote: Thought Giant
        If you are not allowed to fly our aircraft over the United States

        It can be considered that the United States has ceased to fulfill and has withdrawn from all existing treaties on the limitation, destruction of weapons and respond accordingly.
    7. Kent0001
      Kent0001 24 February 2016 17: 46
      +2
      And I don’t know why they have a panic. We are already observing everything from space. This is precisely the question of openness and trust between states.
      1. the polar
        the polar 24 February 2016 18: 13
        +5
        Quote: Kent0001
        And I don’t know why they have a panic. We are already observing everything from space. This is precisely the question of openness and trust between states.

        The passage of an aircraft with recording equipment allows you to create a detailed map of radio and e / magnetic radiation sources, as well as determine the frequency spectra or even the operating frequencies of the sources. Digital images of dubious areas will also be produced. Then these data will be superimposed on the administrative-geographical map and will receive information for further analysis.
    8. major124
      major124 24 February 2016 17: 47
      +2
      Apparently the biceps are shrunk
    9. sgazeev
      sgazeev 24 February 2016 18: 40
      0
      Quote: Altona
      US law enforcement agencies fear that a Russian reconnaissance aircraft, during a flight over the country’s territory under the Open Skies agreement, may collect intelligence information about “important infrastructure”,


      Naturally! Who will miss such a case lol
      1. 2С5
        2С5 25 February 2016 05: 04
        0
        ... no, well, because of my ignorance, cottoniness and dullness, for some reason I thought that reconnaissance planes were bombing, bombing planes were being destroyed, fighter planes were being intercepted ... could it be the other way around? request
    10. Yura
      Yura 24 February 2016 19: 48
      +2
      Quote: Altona
      Partnerships began to scare, to be afraid to light up your biceps.

      Or even worse, we’re afraid we learn that they don’t have anything sensible at all, everything is rusted, and the new is not brought to mind.
    11. sherp2015
      sherp2015 24 February 2016 19: 52
      +2
      Quote: Altona
      Partnerships began to scare, to be afraid to light up your biceps.


      Chur ... you! So the logistics base in Russia had nothing.
      And our "Big Eye" can't even just fly past ...
    12. Sly
      Sly 24 February 2016 20: 24
      +2
      and fly on a strategic bomber))) request for a fly - trolling 80 lvl
      1. edwardwar
        edwardwar 24 February 2016 22: 17
        0
        ))))))))))))))))
        horror is
    13. 4ekist
      4ekist 24 February 2016 21: 55
      +1
      If the Americans fly over Russia under the "Sky open" program, then we can fly over the United States, according to interstate agreements, and take pictures, which is of interest. As they say - Trust first of all.
    14. Homo
      Homo 24 February 2016 22: 01
      +2
      Quote: Altona
      Partnerships began to scare, to be afraid to light up your biceps.

      What biceps are you talking about? Rather, they are afraid to highlight the lack of an adequate answer. soldier
  2. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 24 February 2016 17: 23
    +5
    scared of the unknown! have something to hide?
    1. cap
      cap 24 February 2016 17: 48
      +4
      Quote: seregatara1969
      scared of the unknown! have something to hide?


      What to hide there, we already know everything. (Click)
      USAUSA
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      2. 2С5
        2С5 25 February 2016 05: 05
        +2
        ... yeah, don’t feed the lope to the woman, anyway she’ll fit into leggings laughing
  3. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 24 February 2016 17: 23
    +6
    They fly over our country, and ours cannot, strange.
  4. Motop4uk
    Motop4uk 24 February 2016 17: 25
    +5
    It is like:
    - I look into the neighbor’s bedroom and he can’t close the curtains, and I’ll tint my bedroom so that no one sees anything.
    Some kind of perverts)))
  5. Bulrumeb
    Bulrumeb 24 February 2016 17: 26
    +2
    In the US, fear that the passage of the Russian aircraft over the territory of the country under the agreement on the Open Skies will harm national interests

    It’s not a question, similarly, flying a mattress plane will harm our national interests.
  6. Dimon19661
    Dimon19661 24 February 2016 17: 26
    +6
    And that's it, the "open sky" is over, the world is quietly sliding into a new cold war. (
  7. sufix
    sufix 24 February 2016 17: 28
    +5
    In principle, this is beneficial for Russia. Turkey has already refused such a flight, if the United States also refuses, then Russia will either be able to withdraw from this treaty without any particular difficulties, or another lever of pressure will appear on the comrades who refused. However, it seems to me that these discussions will not go further than the media, because they have already done their job - they showed the American public how insidious these Russians are.
  8. 33 Watcher
    33 Watcher 24 February 2016 17: 32
    0
    Well, you guys are weird. If you are afraid, why did you sign the contract? request
  9. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 24 February 2016 17: 32
    0
    It seems to me that everything is easier ... They are driven by the fact that Turkey broke off a similar flight, nothing happened so what are they worse?
    The contract does not work as it should, or rather it is narrowly targeted ...
    1. your1970
      your1970 24 February 2016 17: 42
      +1
      But the agreement does not stipulate that they will beat on the head ...
      Just now we have every right to poke them in the face with an unfulfilled contract and not let them into our air ....
  10. maxim1987
    maxim1987 24 February 2016 17: 32
    +5
    US law enforcement agencies fear that a Russian reconnaissance aircraft during a flight over the territory of the country under the Open Skies agreement may collect intelligence information about the "important infrastructure"

    AHA. McDonald's network will open
  11. Don36
    Don36 24 February 2016 17: 33
    12
    If so, then it’s time for Russia to close its borders and the sky for foreign spies. It’s time to introduce a visa regime with former Soviet deputies, otherwise patients with Russophobia go to Russia.
    1. sgazeev
      sgazeev 24 February 2016 18: 52
      +2
      [quote = Don36] Since then it’s time for Russia to close its borders and the sky for foreign spies. It’s time to introduce a visa regime with former Soviet deputies, otherwise patients with Russophobia will go to Russia

      Cities of Russia, closed to foreigners

      The cities of Norilsk and Dudinka do not have ZATO status, but their visit by foreign citizens (except citizens of Belarus) from November 25, 2001 is possible only with the permission of the authorities, before that for 10 years (since 1991) entry for foreigners was free. Restore the list of cities for prohibition of entry to foreigners. negative
  12. Monos
    Monos 24 February 2016 17: 33
    10
    And what have you done? Every American knows that we still fly on "corn plants", but we do not have cameras, so we sketch what we will have time to see. After all, your Spiderman is always on the alert. If Th - will cover!
  13. kill the fascist
    kill the fascist 24 February 2016 17: 36
    +2
    two-faced earhooks, this is the essence of Anglo-Saxon culture.
  14. n.kolesnichenko
    n.kolesnichenko 24 February 2016 17: 39
    +2
    "And what about us?"
  15. russmensch
    russmensch 24 February 2016 17: 46
    +2
    In how they twitched ... This right pleases. This means that they are beginning to realize the power of the "backward regional" power.
  16. Stariknv
    Stariknv 24 February 2016 17: 46
    +3
    US banned Russia will answer the same and questions should no longer.
  17. MASK
    MASK 24 February 2016 17: 48
    0
    American "girls" are worried ... And they are doing everything right! Russians don't just fly ... We'll scan it in full, you won't hide anything!
  18. Wedmak
    Wedmak 24 February 2016 17: 50
    +1
    a) fly on the declared route with your plane and evaluate the view of the land is not fate?
    b) prohibit the flight? well, then you will be the same ban.

    Paranoid with megalomania possessing a good army and navy. Besides having control over big money. An explosive combination I would say.
  19. parafoiler
    parafoiler 24 February 2016 17: 51
    0
    So it's time for us to close!
  20. mr.grin19z
    mr.grin19z 24 February 2016 17: 56
    0
    these are the same bzdari as the Ukrainians can only violate the rights of those who can’t answer them, but here nothing can be done
  21. afrikanez
    afrikanez 24 February 2016 17: 56
    +2
    It seems that this agreement will soon come "kirdyk". The Americans have shown more than once how they can backtrack on their words. recourse
    1. wandlitz
      wandlitz 24 February 2016 18: 18
      0
      But if we refuse them in return, then such a howl will be raised about non-compliance with the agreements ....
      Let Russia be refused right away and we will have to refuse to comply with such "agreements" at that moment.
      "Partners" with a cart are easier for a mare. With such "partners" and enemies are not necessary ...
  22. passenger
    passenger 24 February 2016 18: 02
    +1
    Another double standards. We (Americans) can - because we are doing this for the sake of world peace. But you (the Russians) cannot - because you are cherishing plans for the seizure of the world.
  23. Alexandr2637
    Alexandr2637 24 February 2016 18: 03
    +1
    Here are the critters!
    So, reconnaissance can be done on our territory, but not on our own ...
    It is necessary not only to conduct reconnaissance, but also with a nuclear bomb on board. So, for adrenaline ...
  24. Stinger
    Stinger 24 February 2016 18: 09
    +1
    I’m flying, it means, over the measure, I look Obama walks barefoot on the stubble and sniff the footcloth. It does not know, it is exceptional, that the electronic eye is watching him. Suddenly he looked up at the sky and already hesitated. The aggressor flies and carries the most threatening threat in the open sky!
  25. black
    black 24 February 2016 18: 09
    0
    The main thing is that they are afraid. Already nice.
  26. kiparis
    kiparis 24 February 2016 18: 11
    +5
    It only seems to us that the Americans are dumb. Nooo! They just treat us like subhumans!
    They can, but we can not! Let us recall the native inhabitants of America - the Indians. How did they act! Poisoned, shot, infected with smallpox. Winners are not judged. Winners will judge! Therefore, contrary to promises, verbally, they are expanding NATO. That is why they shot down a Boeing, unleashed a massacre in the Donbass, set up an Arab spring. They think that they will become winners and all are beyond jurisdiction. Only Yugoslavia alone is enough to break off all relations with the USA! And I really want that Putin, all the same,
    clean their snout!
  27. valent45
    valent45 24 February 2016 18: 14
    +2
    Citizens, this is a game for the Amer audience. Then a request to Congress will follow on
    the allocation of more money to disguise some objects that supposedly can be seen
    Russians. Then the next cut of the money among the initiates. Etc.
  28. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 24 February 2016 18: 14
    0
    It’s just that our livers will throw livers - and tires for the Maidan near the capitol!
  29. Dikson
    Dikson 24 February 2016 19: 17
    +1
    Wait a minute, they (the USA) will still arrange sabotage and betrayal in Syria for us .. It’s impossible to let them in for information, because they constantly violate all the agreements themselves ... They always were and will be enemies!
  30. Res_Ullus
    Res_Ullus 24 February 2016 19: 24
    +1
    The "partners" still cannot realize that the game at their gate is over (Bidapichal)))
  31. KRIG55
    KRIG55 24 February 2016 19: 44
    0
    This once again suggests that an exceptional nation signs contracts only when it feels its advantage in this space. As soon as this advantage runs out, they find a thousand reasons to abandon their obligations. I do not think that "open skies" are the only way to see what is of interest ...
  32. Rriv
    Rriv 24 February 2016 19: 45
    +1
    For example, they flew over Kaliningrad (and my home) in September 2015.
  33. Rriv
    Rriv 24 February 2016 19: 47
    +2
    In September, they flew over the Kaliningrad region
  34. beer-youk
    beer-youk 24 February 2016 20: 06
    0
    Quote: Jura
    they’re afraid we learn that they don’t have anything sensible at all, everything is rusted, and the new is not brought to mind.


    The most plausible reason for this noise.
  35. behemot
    behemot 24 February 2016 20: 42
    0
    well, that means they won’t fly over Russia either, though the rats will come out of the cracks and start screaming into the ears of the hamburger’s eaters, about the global danger that the poor Americans are facing from us.
  36. TsUS-Air Force
    TsUS-Air Force 24 February 2016 20: 57
    0
    for that we allow them everything over the past year almost every month they wrote in the news that the NATO again and again are flying over us
  37. DimYang
    DimYang 24 February 2016 21: 00
    +1
    Just getting ready for war.
  38. Obolensky
    Obolensky 24 February 2016 21: 08
    +2
    I have long said that all the treaties concluded under Gorbat (on disarmament, etc.) and after him caused great harm to our country. It was concluded either by fools or traitors. And it is very likely that they were both fools and traitors. And the rest clapped happily. I think that many citizens did not even know that there are such agreements, similar to the "Open" sky. They just started lighting. And how many we do not know?

    And regarding this particular case, many have already spoken on this topic. I have long proposed to withdraw from all such agreements, because our "partners" did not comply with them, do not comply and do not intend to comply, citing a variety of excuses. I would not be surprised if it occurs to someone to report that: "We are not going to abide by the treaties and we are withdrawing unilaterally until Russia complies with our conditions." What kind? Yes, any! Up to the mention of Syria and Ukraine, up to anything. After all, the West can ... But we can not, because in their eyes we are still barbarians. And our foreign policy, against the background of constant injections, checks and bites on their part, must be adequate - iron, so that they feel that now is not the end of the 80s and 90s, when it was possible to "buy" for "chewing gum" and the "American" dream.

    Not so many years have passed since various famous historical battles and wars, when we stopped the enemy, but they still climb, still deceive, betray and tear apart the "eternal peace". For they believe that they have the right to do so. Maybe the time has come, to remind again, our "partners" that they are the same as we are, that we are still trying to talk to them on equal terms. But any patience comes to an end ...
  39. DPN
    DPN 24 February 2016 21: 24
    0
    Turks set an example, and the United States seems to be there too. So you have to give it at the same time.
  40. Olegater
    Olegater 24 February 2016 21: 32
    0
    Interesting comrades are looming! We all know that from February 27 a ceasefire ensues by agreement between Russia and the SAR on the one hand and lice and their six terrorists on the other. According to the statements of two-faced bbl.y.d.k.o.v. if Russia violates the ceasefire (and in their opinion it will violate necessarily), they will declare us more ssssssanktsii. And the prohibiting flight with the inspection then leads to certain thoughts that the next muck muddied !!!!!!!!! Well, we MANDATORY during a truce to wait for provocations or open aggression as happened with our pilot and marine. And in 404 the truce is observed by the mongrel of lice ?????? So here in Syria - the war will go to full regret.
  41. SG11
    SG11 24 February 2016 21: 37
    +1
    regarding the intentions of the Russian Federation to use such flights in order to monitor American power plants, communication networks and other important infrastructure

    yeah! what if the power plant runs away?
  42. duchy
    duchy 25 February 2016 05: 01
    +1
    what Well then, what the hell is such a contract for us, it turns out - they use us. Then we will show them an adequately large fig on the right to fly over our country, let it be its own pacifier. bully
  43. Egen
    Egen 25 February 2016 06: 28
    0
    "A Russian reconnaissance aircraft, while flying over the country's territory under the Open Skies Treaty, may collect intelligence information about" important infrastructure, "

    Interestingly, but - why? us? aircraft? ) Stupid Americans)
    When I studied in Arizona 20-25 years ago, nearby was one of the largest air bases. We watched night flights in the starry sky - beautifully, and we found points so that we could take off the runways with airplanes with a camera - it’s interesting :) It’s a pity, at that time our reconnaissance was not up to it (and now everything is outdated. Still, reserve parking was easily opened there technicians - from hammers to tanks, an aircraft carrier in San Diego ... yes, Americans and similar pictures themselves! It’s not clear why they should spend fuel on a plane?)) they don’t need it, they don’t have the opportunity to just go to our / h, burn)
  44. Taygerus
    Taygerus 25 February 2016 06: 43
    0
    it is necessary to send them with this celestial eye to the opa and not let them into our sky and the whole NAT
  45. Wolka
    Wolka 25 February 2016 06: 54
    0
    the Yankees heard, and not all of the carnival cat, we say so ...
  46. Ros 56
    Ros 56 25 February 2016 09: 03
    0
    Here is a bunch of devils, both over the Russian expanses, so they fly according to the law and in the form of heavenly angels, and above them, it means intelligence. Goat faces, what else can be said about them decent. So there is reason to send them officially to all the long-known addresses.
  47. Evil 55
    Evil 55 25 February 2016 10: 15
    0
    They jerked, great De ... rmocrats ... So, they have something to hide ...