The Memorandum Of Agreement Between The Government Of The United States and Government Of The Russian Federation On The Establishment Of A Joint Center For The Exchange Of Data From Early Warning Systems And Notifications Of Missile Launches established a Joint Data Exchange Center (JDEC) in Moscow for the exchange of information derived from each side's missile launch warning systems on the launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles. The JDEC is also intended to serve as the repository for the notifications to be provided as part of an agreed system for exchanging pre-launch notifications on the launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles.
President Clinton and President Yeltsin issued a joint statement 02 September 1998 announcing that they had reached agreement on a cooperative initiative between the United States and Russia regarding the exchange of information on missile launches and early warning, and the potential establishment of a multilateral notification system for the launch of ballistic missiles. President Clinton and President Putin signed the Memorandum Of Agreement in Moscow on 04 June 2000. The JDEC will builds upon the successful establishment and operation during the millennium rollover of the temporary joint center for Y2K Strategic Stability in Colorado Springs. The system is to be set up in phases, and by the end of the third phase, it will include information on ballistic missile and space launches of third parties.
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