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Steffan Watkins
IT Security Consultant with too many hobbies and not enough time.
IT Security Consultant with too many hobbies and not enough time.

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Russian Open Skies Observation Mission Over USA (April 13-14 2017)
April 13-14th 2017 the Russian Federation conducted an overflight of the United States in compliance with the Open Skies Treaty, with members of the USAF on board.   You will notice the sites along the Eastern Seaboard are all at locations where the Russian...

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Russian Observation flights over the United States, again. (May 15th to May 19th 2017)
I've written a lot about the Open Skies Treaty ( here ), and this week the Russian Federation Open Skies Treaty certified Tu-154M is once again in the skies over the United States.  There has been less media coverage this time, perhaps because the media did...

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Russian Bombers are not threatening the United States. Stop the madness.
Russian Air Force Tu-95 Bear (unknown variant) Photo Credit: Unknown Since Donald J Trump won the American election there has been a suspicion that he did so with the help of, and in collusion with, the Russian government.  There has been a concerted inform...

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Russian Navy| ВМФ России Rescue Tug SB-406|СБ-406 visited Jacksonville FL in 2012
Russian Navy Sea-going Rescue Tug SB-406|СБ-406 Photo Credit: Knud Olsen - 26 Nov, 2016 There is a persistent rumour on the internet that needs to be corrected, and a friend of mine encouraged me to do so   :) Hurricane "Super Storm" Sandy was expected to h...

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The Truth? You can't handle The Truth.
Viktor Leonov - February 27th 2014 in Havana, Cuba Photo Credit: Unknown In any DoD / Pentagon / Military Press Release there are at least 4 versions of the truth. 1. T he Press Release Carefully crafted to match the narrative du-jour, the military will put...

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Is HMCS Charlottetown being overhauled in the French Riviera?
HMCS Charlottetown  on October 19th 2016 in the  Port of Bergen  Norway ( loc:  60°24'04.9"N 5°18'36.9"E  ) Photo credit:  Magne Turøy , originally published in Last year, on the way to two multinational exercises, the Royal Canadian Navy I...

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DND downplays operational impact of Open Skies restrictions by Russia, contrasting the DoD
(U) Canadian and American airmen load wet film in an observation camera  Photo by Public Affairs Photographer Warrant Officer Robert Granger, Director General Public Affairs, Ottawa. (IS2007-6013) Exercising their Open Skies Treaty right, the Russian Federa...

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Russian Open Skies Treaty overflight of the USA | September 26th-30th 2016
Nevada Test Site - Gate 1 Taken April 2 2010 - Photo by Bill Ebbesen (Wikipedia) While I don't intend to blog about every single Open Skies Treaty overflight of the United States of America by the Russian Air Force, Nevada is a hub of historically significa...

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Tracking Russian Open Skies Tu-154M / Tu-214ON Aircraft
Photo by Mark Beal (@veryboeing) during RF-85655's stop-over in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 2016-09-01 While American Open Skies flights have been using the same planes since the Treaty on Open Skies (Open Skies Treaty) came into force in 2002, the Russian Fede...

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Tracking American Open Skies OC-135B/W Aircraft
"An OC-135B aircraft sits on an airfield at Ulan-Ude, Russia prior to an Open Skies flight. DTRA conducts inspection flights with the U.S. Air Force in accordance with the Open Skies treaty." (DTRA photo - March 3, 2009)  Flickr The United States operates t...
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