Russian observation aircraft taking to Canadian skies

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    The Russians are coming! Again!

    For three days beginning Wednesday, a Russian Federation Tupolev TU-154M aircraft will conduct observation flights over our country.

    But the exercise, which happened last year, is in accordance with the Treaty on Open Skies, the Department of National Defence says.

    The unarmed plane, which arrived in Trenton, Ont., Saturday, "will be accorded Russia's legal right of unimpeded observation overflight of Canadian territory in fulfilment of Canada's obligations as a State Party to the Treaty on Open Skies," a statement from the DND says.

    Using an array of onboard imagery systems, the aircraft can observe objects of interest or concern, such as military installations, industrial complexes, population centres and transportation facilities.

    The department says this marks the ninth time a foreign country will have conducted an observation flight mission in Canada, the first having taken place in September 2004.

    It assures us that Canadian military escorts and technical specialists will be aboard the Russian aircraft throughout the mission

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    A Russian Tupolev TU-154M aircraft is pictured in this file photo


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