Annex Establishment of the International LRIT Data Exchange on an Interim Basis
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Annex Establishment of the International LRIT Data Exchange on an Interim Basis

 The International LRIT Data Exchange is established and operated by the United States under the following conditions:

  1 The International LRIT Data Exchange should comply with the salient provisions of:

  • (1) regulation V/19-1;

  • (2) the Revised performance standards;

  • (3) the technical specifications for the LRIT systemfootnote, other than those relating to the capability to move to an off-site location;

  • (4) the criteria for the location of the International LRIT Data Centre and the International LRIT Data Exchange, other than those relating to backup servers; and

  • (5) any guidance in relation to financial and operational matters issued by the Committee.

  2 The International LRIT Data Exchange would be provided by the United States at their own expense and, in this respect, the United States has clarified that its intention is that consistent with their domestic laws and procurement regulations, the capital, operating and maintenance costs for the establishment and operation of the International LRIT Data Exchange would be borne by the United States. The intention of the United States is that neither the Organization nor any of the LRIT Data Centres nor any of the other Contracting Governments would be required to make any payment to the United States for the services provided by the International LRIT Data Exchange.

  3 The United States, while not withdrawing their reservation, during the eighty-second session of the Committee, with respect to the decision of Committee in relation to the appointment of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) as the LRIT Coordinator, will cooperate fully and will meet all its obligations vis--vis IMSO as LRIT Coordinator in respect of participation of IMSO in the initial developmental and integration testing and in connection with the audit of the performance of the International LRIT Data Exchange within the framework established by regulation V/19-1 and sections 10 and 14 of the Revised performance standards.

  4 The Contracting Governments, on the understanding that the LRIT information would be accessible in accordance with regulation V/19-1 and the Revised performance standards, agree that the United States does not assume any form of liability in case of any technical failure of the International LRIT Data Exchange.

  5 The Contracting Governments, on the understanding that the LRIT information would be accessible in accordance with regulation V/19-1 and the Revised performance standards, also agree that United States does not assume any form of liability in case the International LRIT Data Exchange needs to be temporarily shutting down for example due to denial of service or malicious attack.


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