Aeronautics and Space Report of the President FY 1995 Activities


Executive Summary

U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA)

During FY 1995, ACDA continued to support U.S. efforts to expand and strengthen the 28-member Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), which is intended to prevent the proliferation of missiles, space launch vehicles, and other unmanned aerial vehicles capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction. ACDA played a significant role in important negotiations that resulted in Russia, South Africa, and Brazil agreeing to join the MTCR. ACDA also contributed to U.S. regional missile nonproliferation efforts to freeze, roll back, and ultimately eliminate ballistic missile programs in India and Pakistan. ACDA continued to be involved in the policy process dealing with the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and the use of U.S. and foreign excess ballistic missiles as Space Launch Vehicles (SLV's), as well as in confirming that START provisions govern SLV's that employ the first stage of an intercontinental ballistic missile or a submarine-launched ballistic missile. Finally, ACDA actively supported the efforts of the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq to destroy or remove from Iraq virtually all materials, equipment, and facilities related to missiles with a range of greater than 150 kilometers.


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Last Updated: September 5, 1996
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