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United States, Jun 17 (Canadian-Media): The United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) concluded on June 16 the Agreement on Technology Safeguards Associated with U.S. Participation in Space Launches from the United Kingdom, or the U.S.-UK Technology, U.S. Department of State reports said.
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The agreement between the two countries was concluded by U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford and the UK’s Ambassador to the United States, Karen Pierce
This Agreement, when enforced, establishes the technical safeguards to support U.S. space launches from the UK while ensuring the proper handling of sensitive technology consistent with our long-standing partnership and roles as founding members of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
Besides, protecting sensitive U.S. technology, this agreement also sets the standard for the how the of use such sensitive technology in the conduct of satellite and rocket launches from foreign locations should be done by others.