START inspectors depart
30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 05, 2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An inspection team from the Russian Federation departed here March 5 at 8:11 a.m. after completing an on-site verification for compliance with the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
The team arrived March 3 at 7:00 p.m. to conduct the inspection. The United States sends similar teams to inspect former Soviet strategic weapon facilities. The reciprocal inspections are an element of the START I accord which was signed in 1991 and went into force in 1994.
A media question and answer session with 30th Space Wing treaties experts is being coordinated. Further information on media availability will be provided as it becomes available.