According to the press release, this is the first observation flight over Lithuania by foreign arms control inspectors this year. Conducted in accordance to the Open Skies Treaty, the flight will aim to check the country’s compliance to existing weaponry control agreements.
Observation flights are carried out in all countries of the Open Skies Treaty. Lithuanian army representatives also take part in such flights in foreign countries together with NATO Allies.
The Open Skies Treaty was signed in 1992. Lithuania signed the document in 2005.