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NEWS AND EVENTS
August 8, 2005
CIS military cooperation coordination officials meet in Moscow
The CIS military cooperation coordination officials said they will gather Tuesday to discuss a single system for radar identification of air-, sea- and land-based facilities, Russian news agency reported on Tuesday.

\"The conference will be convened due to the need to discuss the use of the single radar identification system to prevent accidental strikes at our air-, sea- and land-based facilities with our own weapons,\" the officials said.

?RIA Novosti? reported that radar identification provides air safety for the planes of states party to the agreement on radar identification, flying over the CIS territory, and prevents any violation of CIS air space and the accidental hitting of CIS planes with CIS weapons.

\"The problem is also important in view of aviation terrorism today,\" the officials said.

The conference agenda will also feature issues that require a single approach in terms of interstate agreement implementation. The conference will bring together officials from ministries, departments, organizations and defense ministries of the countries party to the agreement, i.e., Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine, the report said.

The agreement on radar identification of air-, sea- and land-based facilities equipped with aircraft identification transponders of the Parol system was signed in June of 1992. The agreement establishes the system as the only radar identification system for multi-based facilities.

The conference will last four days.


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