US, Russia Agree On Air Safety Over Syria
U.S. and Russian officials signed an agreement about safety procedures in Syrian airspace. The memo requires communication between the two nations.By Bell Johnson | October 20, 2015
The agreement outlines safety measures of communication and set "safe distances." This comes after a Russian jet fighter flew within 1,500 feet of two U.S. planes over Syria. (Video via Russian Ministry of Defense)
The memorandum, which immediately took effect, requires both sides to maintain "professional airmanship," to set-up a line of communication on the ground and for pilots to communicate over a specific frequency while in the air.