A Russian surveillance plane recently flew over several American military bases, including Area 51, perhaps America’s most secretive military site.
The plane, a Tupolev 154, was first spotted in Northern California last week, according to CBS Sacramento. News of the flight mission, which occurred under the Treaty on Open Skies and took place on March 28, was first reported by The Drive.
Under the agreement, which was first proposed by President Dwight Eisenhower in July 1955 and ultimately signed in 1992, the treaty “permits each state-party to conduct short-notice, unarmed, reconnaissance flights over the others’ entire territories to collect data on military forces and activities.”
“The treaty is also aimed at building confidence and familiarity among states-parties through their participation in the overflights,” according to a description of the agreement.
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