In the context of Open Skies Treaty, the Russian Federation made an observation flight over Greece on February 16, 2011.


The Russian Mission, comprised 22 cadres (air crew and an observation team), used an Antonov AN-30B a/c, specially adopted, to transport both the Russian and the Greek delegations.


Open Skies is an effort to promote confidence and transparency among the state – parties, ensuring perspectives on the control and balance of conventional forces and activities.