The Governments of the Parties to 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,
Acting in accordance with the Treaty,
To improve the viability and effectiveness of the Protocol on Telemetric Information Relating to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Telemetry Protocol,
Have agreed as follows:
The following provisions shall constitute Annex 2 to the Telemetry Protocol:
PROVISION OF TAPES AND DATA ASSOCIATED WITH THE ANALYSIS OF TELEMETRIC INFORMATION, AND THE USE OF RECORDING MEDIA
1. With respect to subparagraphs 1(a) and 1(b) of Section I of the Telemetry Protocol, the Party conducting the flight test shall have the right to provide either original tapes or copies of original tapes. All tapes shall be provided on reels that are compatible with the playback equipment provided.
2. With respect to paragraph 2 of Section I of the Telemetry Protocol, each Party shall have the right to use recording media other than magnetic tapes to record telemetric information. Appropriate changes to Section I of the Telemetry Protocol, if necessary, shall be agreed within the framework of the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission.
3. With respect to paragraph 1 of Section II of the Telemetry Protocol, a Party may, in fulfilling its obligation to provide interpretive data for a particular flight test, provide references to interpretive data that have been provided previously pursuant to that paragraph. In the event changes are made to the interpretive data previously provided, the Party that conducted the flight test shall, if requested by the receiving Party, provide a complete set of interpretive data through diplomatic channels no later than 30 days after receipt of such a request.
4. With respect to subparagraph 1(b)(I) of Section II of the Telemetry Protocol, the interpretive data to be provided shall cover the entire period during which telemetric information is broadcast, including the period after the stages and the self-contained dispensing mechanism of an ICBM or SLBM have completed their functions. In this connection, the Parties understand that such data may not be useful, for the purpose of verifying compliance with the provisions of the Treaty, after the stages or the self-contained dispensing mechanism no longer respond to control signals.
5. With respect to paragraph 2 of Section II of the Telemetry Protocol, the missile acceleration profile to be provided:
(b) may be terminated at the time of loss of active control, that is, at the time that the self-contained dispensing mechanism, or, for a missile not equipped with a self-contained dispensing mechanism, the final stage of the missile, no longer responds to control signals. If loss of active control is used as the reason for terminating the acceleration profile, the Party conducting the flight test shall inform the other Party, at the time that the acceleration profile is provided, that loss of active control is the reason for termination of the acceleration profile.
6. With respect to Sections I and II of the Telemetry Protocol, the tapes, tape summaries, interpretive data, and missile acceleration profile for a particular flight test shall be provided at the same time. Written materials may be provided in English or Russian, at the choice of the Party that conducted the flight test."
The number "1" shall be superscripted at the end of the title of Annex 2. The corresponding footnote shall read:
1. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date when the United States of America, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine have consented to be bound by this Agreement, or on the date of entry into force of the Treaty, whichever is later, and shall remain in force as long as the Treaty remains in force.
2. Signature of this Agreement for the Government of a Party shall express the consent of that Party to be bound by this Agreement. The consent of Ukraine to be bound by this Agreement shall be expressed by its Government in accordance with paragraph 6 of Annex 1 to the Protocol on the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission Relating to the Treaty.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.
DONE at Geneva on April 14, 1993, in five copies, each in the English and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION: