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10STATE14963 2010-02-19 03:22:00 SECRET Secretary of State
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SFO-VIII GUIDANCE 008: TELEMETRY TEXTS

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1. (S) Guidance: Ref A instructed Delegation to draft
Protocol and Annex language on telemetry for Washington
review prior to tabling with the Russian delegation.
Washington has reviewed the Delegation's draft texts and
appreciates the Delegation's efforts. After careful
consideration, Washington has decided to strictly pursue
the approach using the language agreed during the General
Jones and Admiral Mullen meetings with General Makarov in
Moscow in January. Therefore, Delegation is authorized to
provide the U.S.-proposed Protocol text in paragraph 2
below to the Russian delegation. The Protocol language
implements what the U.S. and Russia agreed to in Moscow in
January for the Protocol, which is in addition to the
telemetry language in the Treaty text that has already
been agreed. The Delegation is also authorized to table
and begin negotiation of the telemetry annex language in
paragraph 3 as the United States proposal for the
additional details on the telemetry exchange that will
need to be agreed in an annex before the Treaty can be
ratified and enter into force. Delegation may replace "
launch" with "flight test" in the Protocol if Russia can
be persuaded to accept the change. In tabling and working
the annex, Delegation should emphasize to the Russians
that although the United States is willing to begin the
negotiation of the annex now, many of its technical
details are complex and will require time to negotiate.
Delegation should further emphasize that completion of the
telemetry annex is not required before signature of the
Treaty and Protocol. Delegation should not permit
negotiation of the telemetry annex to delay the completion
of the Treaty and Protocol for signature.



2. (S) Begin text:

Draft U.S. Proposal on Part Seven of the Treaty Protocol
on Telemetry



1. From the entry into force of the Treaty, the Parties
shall exchange telemetric information, on a parity basis,
on no more than five launches per year of ICBMs and SLBMs.



2. The exchange of telemetric information shall be
carried out for an equal number of launches of ICBMs and
SLBMs conducted by the sides, and in an agreed amount.



3. On an annual basis, the sides shall review the
conditions and method of further telemetric information
exchange on launches of ICBMs and SLBMs within the
framework of the Bilateral Consultative Commission.
Additional details on the telemetry exchange are contained
in the Annex on Telemetry Exchange Procedures.

End text.



3. (S) Begin text:
Draft U.S. Proposal
Annex on Telemetry Exchange Procedures



1. The Bilateral Consultative Commission shall meet within
65 days after entry into force of the Treaty to discuss
exchange of telemetric information on flight tests of
ICBMs and SLBMs planned for that year. Thereafter, the
Bilateral Consultative Commission shall meet within the
first 65 days of each calendar year to discuss exchange of
telemetric information on flight tests of ICBMs and SLBMs
planned for that year, and to review the conditions and
methods of further telemetric information exchange on
flight tests of ICBMs and SLBMs.



2. At each such meeting, the Parties will discuss
selection of launches on which telemetric information will
be exchanged to ensure that parity of the exchange is
maintained.



3. Telemetric information shall be exchanged on five
flight tests each year, unless one of the Parties launches
fewer than five ICBMs and SLBMs in that year. The number
of flight tests for which telemetric information shall be
exchanged in the remainder of the year in which the Treaty
enters into force will be determined on a proportional
basis. Telemetric information shall be exchanged on the
same total number of flight tests of ICBMs and SLBMs for
each Party each year.



4. For each launch for which telemetric information is
exchanged, the Parties shall provide recording media and
interpretive data for all telemetric information that
originates during the flight test from the missile stages
and, if so equipped, a self-contained dispensing
mechanism.


5. For each launch for which telemetric information is
exchanged, no less than 24 hours in advance of any flight
test of an ICBM or SLBM, including a prototype ICBM or
SLBM, the Party conducting the flight test shall notify
the other Party of all frequencies and associated
modulation methods to be used to broadcast telemetric
information during the flight test.



6. For each launch for which telemetric information is
exchanged, the testing Party shall not engage in
activities to deny the monitoring Party access to the
telemetry signal broadcast from the stages and, if so
equipped, the self-contained dispensing mechanism, through
use of jamming, narrow directional beaming, or
encapsulation. If encryption methods are used, the means
to obtain the decrypted data shall be provided to the
monitoring Party.



7. For each flight test for which telemetric information
is provided, the testing Party shall provide the
monitoring Party the following:
(a) recording media containing all recorded telemetric
information originating from the stages and self-contained
dispensing mechanism, if so equipped, irrespective of
broadcast or recovery method;
(b) the information necessary to play back the telemetric
information from the recording media; and
(c) interpretive data necessary to permit the monitoring
Party to extract independently the full representation of
each data element contained in the telemetric information
described in subparagraph (a), including information to
decrypt the telemetric information if encrypted.



8. If the monitoring Party is unable to play back the
telemetric information or extract the full representations
described in Paragraphs 7(b) and 7(c), it shall notify the
testing Party. The testing Party shall provide additional
explanations or, as necessary, new copies of the recording
media describe in Paragraph 7(a) to assist the monitoring
Party in extracting these representations.



9. Unless otherwise agreed or previously demonstrated,
each Party shall carry out an initial demonstration of the
recording media and playback equipment required to play
back the telemetric information, and shall provide to the
other Party the required playback equipment or the
information necessary to facilitate its purchase.

End text.

End guidance.
CLINTON