FOR SECURITY CO-OPERATION
OF MILITARY INFORMATION
Budapest, 28 November 1994
The participating States, acting in accordance with paragraph 4 of the Programme for Immediate Action set out in the Helsinki Document 1992, have adopted the following measure:
GLOBAL EXCHANGE OF MILITARY INFORMATION
(1) GENERAL PROVISIONS
The participating States of the CSCE will exchange annually information on major weapon and equipment systems and personnel in their conventional armed forces, on their territory as well as worldwide, as specified below. The global exchange of military information will be separate from other information exchange regimes and will not be subject to limitations, constraints or verification. This information will be provided not later than 30 April of each year and it will reflect the situation as of 1 January of that year.
(2) INFORMATION ON COMMAND STRUCTURE AND PERSONNEL
(2.1) Information will be provided for general or equivalent staff with regard to:
(2.1.2) peacetime authorized personnel strength.
(2.2) Information on the command organization of the forces referred to in paragraph (1) will be provided according to the provisions of paragraph (4.1), specifying for each formation:
(2.2.2) first level of subordination;
(2.2.3) normal peacetime location of headquarters, specifying the exact geographic terms and/or co-ordinates.
(2.3) Information on personnel will be provided with regard to:
(2.3.1) peacetime authorized personnel strength for each formation or service according to the provisions of paragraph (4) of this document;
(2.3.2) total authorized conscripts and total authorized professional officers/enlisted;
(2.3.3) total officers/enlisted on active duty by rank;
(2.3.4) total personnel in reserve status who have completed their initial military service or training and who have been called up or have reported voluntarily for military service or training since the last exchange of information;
(2.3.5) total military personnel serving under the command of the United Nations or under a mandate of the CSCE.
(3) INFORMATION ON HOLDINGS OF MAJOR WEAPON AND EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS
Information on major weapon and equipment systems will be provided in the categories listed in paragraphs (3.1) to (3.9) with regard to total holdings and holdings according to the provisions of paragraph (4). This information excludes those major weapon and equipment systems undergoing testing or evaluation, provided that they have not yet entered into service.
(3.1) Battle tanks
(3.2) Armoured combat vehicles:
(3.2.1) armoured personnel carriers;
(3.2.2) armoured infantry fighting vehicles;
(3.2.3) heavy armament combat vehicles.
(3.3) Armoured vehicle launched bridges
(3.4) Anti-tank guided missile launchers permanently/integrally mounted on armoured vehicles
(3.5) Self-propelled and towed artillery:
(3.5.1) guns, howitzers and artillery pieces combining the characteristics of guns and howitzers, 100 mm calibre or larger;
(3.5.2) mortars, 100 mm calibre or larger;
(3.5.3) multiple launch rocket systems, 100 mm calibre or larger.
(3.6.1) combat aircraft, specifying total number of aircraft capable of operating from aircraft carriers;
(3.6.2) military transport aircraft;
(3.6.3) primary trainer aircraft.
(3.7.1) attack helicopters;
(3.7.2) combat support helicopters;
(3.7.3) military transport helicopters.
(3.8) Surface warships, greater than 400 tons fully loaded displacement
(3.9) Submarines greater than 50 tons submerged
(4) LEVELS OF DISAGGREGATION
(4.1) For the command organization, information in paragraph (2.2) will be provided according to the following levels of disaggregation:
- for land forces down to division or equivalent or, if no such equivalent exists, the next higher level of command;
- for other forces down to the level of army or equivalent or, if no such equivalent exists, down to the next lower level of command.
(4.2) For all land forces stationed within the territory of the reporting State, the information in paragraphs (2.3.1) and (3) will be provided from the highest level down to and including the level of army or equivalent or, if no such equivalent exists, down to the next lower level of command.
(4.3) For all other forces stationed within the territory of the reporting State, the information in paragraphs (2.3.1) and (3) will be disaggregated down to the level of service.
(4.4) For all forces stationed beyond the territory of the reporting State, the information in paragraphs (2.3.1) and (3) will be disaggregated down to the level of service, specifying the numbers for each respective region in which such forces are stationed.
(5) TECHNICAL DATA AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Each participating State will also provide the following information on each type or class of major weapon and equipment systems in the inventory of its armed forces for each category listed in paragraph (3):
(5.2) National nomenclature/Name;
(5.3) General descriptions of characteristics and capabilities.
This information will be provided together with relevant photographs.
If this information has not previously been reported to all other participating States, it will be exchanged once and amended as required in the next information exchange if new types or classes enter into service.
(6) WEAPON AND EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS NEWLY ENTERED INTO SERVICE
Each participating State will provide to all other participating States the following information concerning its major weapon and equipment systems as specified in paragraph (3):
(6.1) Total number of equipments by category entered into service in the previous calendar year through national production;
(6.2) Total number of equipments by category entered into service in the previous calendar year through imports.
(7.1) In addition to clarifications obtained at the Annual Implementation Assessment Meeting (AIAM), each participating State may ask for clarification from any other participating State concerning the application of this measure. Communications in this context will, if appropriate, be transmitted to all other participating States.
(7.2) Each participating State, on the basis of its national practice, will make available a glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations used in the implementation of this measure, and any other explanation it deems necessary for the better understanding of the information provided.
(8.1) The information will be provided in an agreed format.
(8.2) Communications will be made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter IX of the Vienna Document 1994 of the Negotiations on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures.
(8.3) If information required under this measure has already been provided in another CSCE context, participating States may refer to the information under the respective format.
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The participating States have decided that the aforementioned measure is politically binding and will come into force on 1 January 1995.