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Treaty Texts & Fact Sheets

Open Skies Treaty

TREATY TEXT: Preamble and 19 Articles

PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I: General Provisions
ARTICLE II: Definitions
ARTICLE III: Quotas
ARTICLE IV: Sensors
ARTICLE V: Aircraft Designation
ARTICLE VI: Choice of Observation Aircraft, General Provisions for the Conduct of Observation Flights, and Requirements for Mission Planning
ARTICLE VII: Transit Flights
ARTICLE VIII: Prohibitions, Deviations from Flight Plans and Emergency Situations
ARTICLE IX: Sensor Output from Observation Flights
ARTICLE X: Open Skies Consultative Commission
ARTICLE XI: Notifications and Reports
ARTICLE XII: Liability
ARTICLE XIII: Designation of Personnel and Privileges and Immunities
ARTICLE XIV: Benelux
ARTICLE XV: Duration and Withdrawal
ARTICLE XVI: Amendments and Periodic Review
ARTICLE XVII: Depositaries, Entry into Force and Accession
ARTICLE XVIII: Provisional Application and Phasing of Implementation of the Treaty
ARTICLE IX: Authentic Texts

 

OPEN SKIES CONSULTATIVE COMMISSION DECISIONS:

OSCC Decision 1-22

OSCC Decisions: 2001-2002

OSCC Decisions: 2003

OSCC Decisions: 2004

OSCC Decisions: 2005

OSCC Decisions: 2006-2007

OSCC Decisions: 2008-2009

OSCC Decisions: 2010

OSCC Decisions: 2011-2012

ANNEXES: Annexes A-L to the Treaty on Open Skies

ARTICLE–BY–ARTICLE ANALYSIS: An article–by–article analysis of the Treaty on Open Skies

PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I: General Provisions
ARTICLE II: Definitions
ARTICLE III: Quotas
ARTICLE IV: Sensors
ARTICLE V: Aircraft Designation
ARTICLE VI: Choice of Observation Aircraft, General Provisions for the Conduct of Observation Flights, and Requirements for Mission Planning
ARTICLE VII: Transit Flights
ARTICLE VIII: Prohibitions, Deviations from Flight Plans and Emergency Situations
ARTICLE IX: Sensor Output from Observation Flights
ARTICLE X: Open Skies Consultative Commission
ARTICLE XI: Notifications and Reports
ARTICLE XII: Liability
ARTICLE XIII: Designation of Personnel and Privileges and Immunities
ARTICLE XIV: Benelux
ARTICLE XV: Duration and Withdrawal
ARTICLE XVI: Amendments and Periodic Review
ARTICLE XVII: Depositaries, Entry into Force and Accession
ARTICLE XVIII: Provisional Application and Phasing of Implementation of the Treaty
ARTICLE XIX: Authentic Texts

 

MISSION FLIGHTS (2012): List of Observation Missions conducted/received (by all States Parties) in 2012, Open Skies Consultative Commission (released May 2013)

MISSION FLIGHTS (EIF-2011): List of Observation Missions conducted/received (by all States Parties) from entry into force (EIF) through 2011, Open Skies Consultative Commission (released February 2012)

U.S. MISSION FLIGHTS: List of Observation Missions conducted/received by the United States from entry into force (EIF) through 2012

FACT SHEET: U.S. Department of State Open Skies Treaty Overview (2012)

PUBLICATION: 20 Years of Fostering Transparency in Military Activities under the Open Skies Treaty, U.S. Mission
              to the OSCE (2012)

FACT SHEET: Open Skies: Basic Elements

FACT SHEET: Open Skies Consultative Commission

FACT SHEET: Open Skies States Parties (as of November 2012)

FACT SHEET: U.S. OC-135B Open Skies Aircraft, U.S. Air Force (2012)

VIDEO: Flights under the Open Skies Treaty, Open Skies Consultative Commission (accessed July 2013)

VIDEO: Celebrating Open Skies, Open Skies Consultative Commission (accessed June 2012)

PRESS RELEASE: Open Skies Treaty 20th Anniversary, Open Skies Consultative Commission (March 2012)

PUBLICATION: OSCE Magazine, 1/2012 (March 2012)

VIDEO: U.S. Department of State’s Open Skies YouTube Page (accessed June 2012)

MEDIA NOTE: 20th Anniversary of the Treaty on Open Skies, U.S. Department of State (March 2012)

REMARKS: Open Skies Treaty 20th Anniversary Remarks, by Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and
              International Security, in Vienna, Austria (March 27, 2012)

FACT SHEET: Statement by Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation at the Open
              Skies Review Conference (2010)

REPORT: Final Report of the Second Review Conference (2010)

REPORT: Report on Treaty Compliance (2013)

REPORT: Report on Treaty Compliance (2012)

REPORT: Report on Treaty Compliance (2010)

REPORT: Report on Treaty Compliance (2005)

FACT SHEET: First Russian Observation in the United States (June 2004)

FACT SHEET: Second Russian Observation in the United States (September 2004)

FACT SHEET: Third Russian Observation in the United States (June 2005)

FACT SHEET: Fourth Russian Observation in the United States (July 2005)

GLOSSARY: Open Skies Terms and Their Definitions
             (Also see DTIRP’s Arms Control Security Glossary)


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