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87. JCIC coordinated plenary statements at JCIC XXXI (Dec. 5, 2007)

UNCLASSIFIED ANNEX
TO
U.S. Closing Plenary Statement
December 5, 2007

JCIC Coordinated Plenary Statement
on
Conversion Procedures and the
Manner of Accountability for the One
Road-Mobile Test Launcher of the RS-24 ICBM Prototype

The United States of America takes note of the Russian
Federation Statement on Conversion Procedures and the Manner
of Accountability for the One Road-Mobile Test Launcher of
the RS-24 ICBM Prototype.

The Russian Federation declares that:

- procedures for converting the one road-mobile test
launcher of the SS-27 ICBM to a road-mobile test launcher of
the RS-24 ICBM prototype consist of the replacement of
cabling and boxes of equipment for preparing and conducting
launches;

- until such time as the RS-24 ICBM is accountable under
the Treaty Between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
and the United States of America on the Reduction and
Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (hereinafter the
Treaty), this converted launcher will be included by the
Russian Federation in the Memorandum of Understanding
Relating to the Treaty as a "road-mobile test launcher of the
RS-24 ICBM prototype" for the facility where it is located;

- this launcher will be subject to the relevant
notifications and provisions of paragraph 2(d) of Article IV
of the Treaty;

- during data update inspections at the Plesetsk test
range, in-country escorts during the pre-inspection
procedures will declare the presence at the inspection site
of a road-mobile test launcher of the RS-24 ICBM prototype,
and it will be subject to inspection;

- the converted road-mobile test launcher of the RS-24
ICBM prototype will be distinctively marked with paint or in
a similar manner to guarantee identification of this launcher
during upcoming inspections;

- a photograph of the aforesaid distinctive marking will
be provided to the United States of America.

The United States of America agrees that:

- the one road-mobile test launcher for the SS-27 ICBM
which was converted for launching the RS-24 ICBM prototype is
considered to be a test launcher of the RS-24 ICBM prototype
as of the time when, after completion of all conversion
operations, it first left the structure where its conversion
took place;

- what has been set forth in this statement is
sufficient to reach agreement on the procedures for
converting this road-mobile test launcher of the SS-27 ICBM
to a road-mobile test launcher of the RS-24 ICBM prototype
and for the manner of its accountability under the Treaty.


UNCLASSIFIED ATTACHMENT
TO
U.S. Closing Plenary Statement
JCIC XXXI
December 5, 2007

Coordinated Plenary Statement
On
Verification Procedures for the RS-24 ICBM Prototype at the Portal of the
Votkinsk Machine Building Plant

The United States of America takes note of the Russian
Federation Statement on Verification Procedures for the RS-24 ICBM Prototype at the Portal of the Votkinsk Machine Building Plant.

The Russian Federation states that the RS-24 ICBM
prototype that the Russian Federation is producing at the
monitored facility, the Votkinsk Machine Building Plant, is a prototype of an ICBM for mobile launchers of ICBMs. The
launch canisters in which the prototype ICBM, and full-scale models of it, exit from the portal of the monitored facility have external and functional differences that will make it possible to distinguish these launch canisters from other items of continuous monitoring. These external and
functional differences, shown in the two photographs attached to the statements of the Russian Federation and the United States of America, consist of a removable technological section on the forward end of the launch canister, which is painted red, and a four-digit number painted on the left side of the launch canister.

In connection with the foregoing, the United States of
America believes that the verification procedures currently
in use at the portal of the Votkinsk Machine Building Plant
are sufficient to confirm type of launch canister for the
RS-24 ICBM prototype, and that there is no need to agree on
additional verification procedures as provided for in
paragraph 4 of Section XVI of the Protocol on Inspections and Continuous Monitoring Activities Relating to the Treaty.



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