Moscow and Beijing undertake to inform each other about the upcoming and completed launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles by the end of 2030. The bill on the ratification of our protocol on promoting cooperation between countries on the use of the approval system for launches is planned to be considered at one of the next meetings of the State Duma.
The agreement between the countries has been in effect since December 16, 2010, its term is 10 years from extension. According to the document, Russia and China are obliged to inform each other about the upcoming and completed launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles. It also specifies the deadlines for the submission of notifications and their validity, as well as a list of data contained in these notifications. It is necessary to inform about the upcoming launch no more than 30 days, but not less than 24 hours before the date and time of the launch itself. It is also necessary to notify about the launch area, the planned date and time according to Greenwich and the expected area of the fall of the warheads. States are obliged to notify about launches if they are made at a distance of more than 2000 kilometers in the direction of the other side.
In December 2020, the Russian and Chinese defense ministers extended an agreement on the exchange of missile launch data. Now it must be approved by the State Duma, the Federation Council and the president.
It is assumed that the document will be valid until December 16, 2030, use the extension.
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