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Russia, U.S. Sign Telemetric Data Exchange Agreement

RIA Novosti

22:36 08/02/2012 MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and the United States have signed agreements on the exchange of telemetric information on ICBM and SLBM launches, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

The agreements were signed at the Third Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission Under the New START Treaty that was held in Geneva from January 24 to February 7.

“The sides continued discussing practical issues related to the implementation of the Treaty and signed agreements on the amount of telemetric information on ICBM and SLBM launches that each party shall provide, and on procedures for conducting demonstrations of recording media and/or telemetric information playback equipment,” the U.S. and Russian delegations said in a joint statement.

The sides also agreed on the number of launches of ICBMs and SLBMs, on which an exchange of telemetric information will be carried out in 2012.

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