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69. JCIC Agreement Numbers 52 and 53 (2005)


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JCIC Agreement Number 52

The Government of the United States of America, the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Government of Ukraine, hereinafter referred to as the Parties,
In accordance with the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of July 31, 1991, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty,
To improve the viability and effectiveness of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the Data Base Relating to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Memorandum of Understanding,

Have agreed as follows:

Article One

The description of "Classification A" in the chapeau to Annex F to the Memorandum of Understanding shall be superseded by the following: "Assembled ICBMs or SLBMs in launch canisters."

Article Two

In paragraph (ii) of Section (a) of Annex F to the Memorandum of Understanding, for the category "Missile", the categories of data provided shall be superseded by the following:

  • - "Classification
  • - Number of Stages
  • - Length of Assembled
  • - Missile Without Front Section (meters)
  • - Maximum Diameter of Missile
    • Airframe (Without Stabilizers,
    • Raceways, Lug Guides, or Other
    • Protruding Elements) (meters)
  • - Launch Weight1 (MT)
  • - Total Length of Missile as a Unit
    • with Launch Canister:
    • with Front Section (meters)
    • without Front Section (meters)
  • - Length of Launch Canister Body (meters)
  • - Diameter of Launch Canister Body
    • (Without Protruding Elements) (meters)."

Article Three

This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of its signature, and shall remain in force as long as the Treaty remains in force.

JCIC Agreement Number 53

The Government of the United States of America, the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Government of Ukraine, hereinafter referred to as the Parties,
In accordance with the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of July 31, 1991, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty,
To improve the viability and effectiveness of the Protocol on Inspections and Continuous Monitoring Activities Relating to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Inspection Protocol,
Have agreed as follows:

Article One

Paragraph 17 of Section VII of the Inspection Protocol shall be superseded by the following provision:

"17. For test ranges, conversion or elimination facilities for ICBMs, SLBMs, or mobile launchers of ICBMs, submarine bases, ICBM bases, and SLBM repair facilities, the inspection team shall have the right to inspect all launch canisters declared to be empty at each test range, conversion or elimination facility for ICBMs, SLBMs, or mobile launchers of ICBMs, submarine base, ICBM base, and SLBM repair facility."

Article Two

This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of its signature, and shall remain in force as long as the Treaty remains in force.



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