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U.S.-Australia Technology Safeguards Agreement – United States Department of State

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On October 26, 2023, the United States and Australia signed the Agreement on Technology Safeguards Associated with U.S. Participation in Space Launches from Australia, or the U.S.-Australia Technology Safeguards Agreement. The Agreement, upon entry into force, provides the legal and technical framework for U.S. space launches from Australian spaceports while ensuring proper handling of sensitive technology, consistent with our long-standing partnership as members of the Missile Technology Control Regime.

U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation C.S. Eliot Kang and Australian Ambassador to the United States Kevin Rudd signed the Agreement between the two countries.

This Agreement protects sensitive U.S. technology and sets the standard for how others should use such sensitive technology in the conduct of satellite and rocket launches from foreign locations.

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