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CFE Treaty: Agreement on Adaptation Articles 21-25
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Article 23
Article 24
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Article 21

The following Protocol on National Ceilings for Conventional Armaments and Equipment Limited by the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe shall be added:

PROTOCOL ON NATIONAL CEILINGS FOR CONVENTIONAL ARMAMENTS AND EQUIPMENT LIMITED BY THE TREATY ON CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE

 

The States Parties hereby agree upon the following national ceilings, subceilings for active units and subceilings for sub-categories pursuant to Article IV of the Treaty.

 
Battle tanks

Armoured combat vehicles

Pieces of artillery

Combat aircraft

Attack Helicopters

State Party

 

Total

of which AIFVs and HACVs

of which HACVs

 

 

 

The Republic of Armenia

220

220

135

11

285

100

50

The Republic of Azerbaijan

220

220

135

11

285

100

50

The Republic of Belarus(1)

1,800

2,600

1,590

130

1,615

294

80

The Kingdom of Belgium

300

989

600

237

288

209

46

The Republic of Bulgaria

1,475

2,000

1,100

100

1,750

235

67

Canada

77

263

263

0

32

90

13

The Czech Republic(2)

957

1,367

954

69

767

230

50

The Kingdom of Denmark

335

336

210

17

446

82

18

The French Republic

1,226

3,700

1,983

535

1,192

800

374

Georgia

220

220

135

11

285

100

50

The Federal Republic of Germany

3,444

3,281

3,281

80

2,255

765

280

The Hellenic Republic

1,735

2,498

1,599

70

1,920

650

65

The Republic of Hungary(3)

835

1,700

1,020

85

840

180

108

The Republic of Iceland

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

The Italian Republic

1,267

3,172

1,970

0

1,818

618

142

The Republic of Kazakhstan

50

200

0

0

100

15

20

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

The Republic of Moldova

210

210

130

10

250

50

50

The Kingdom of the Netherlands

520

864

718

0

485

230

50

The Kingdom of Norway

170

275

181

0

491

100

24

The Republic of Poland(4)

1,730

2,150

1,700

107

1,610

460

130

The Portuguese Republic

300

430

267

77

450

160

26

Romania

1,375

2,100

552

72

1,475

430

120

The Russian Federation(5)

6,350

11,280

7,030

574

6,315

3,416

855

The Slovak Republic(6)

478

683

476

34

383

100

40

The Kingdom of Spain

750

1,588

1,228

191

1,276

310

80

The Republic of Turkey

2,795

3,120

1,993

93

3,523

750

130

Ukraine(7)

4,080

5,050

3,095

253

4,040

1,090

330

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

843
3,017
1,335
200
583
855
350

The United States of America

1,812

3,037

2,372

0

1,553

784

396

(1) Of which no more than 1,525 battle tanks, 2,175 armoured combat vehicles ACVs and 1,375 pieces of artillery in active units.

(2) Of which no more than 754 battle tanks, 1,223 armoured combat vehicles ACVs and 629 pieces of artillery in active units.

(3) Of which no more than 658 battle tanks, 1,522 armoured combat vehicles ACVs and 688 pieces of artillery in active units.

(4) Of which no more than 1,362 battle tanks, 1,924 armoured combat vehiclesACVs and 1,319 pieces of artillery in active units.

(5) Of which no more than 5,575 battle tanks and 5,505 pieces of artillery in active units.

(6) Of which no more than 376 battle tanks, 611 armoured combat vehicles ACVs and 314 pieces of artillery in active units.

(7) Of which no more than 3,130 battle tanks, 4,350 armoured combat vehicles ACVs and 3,240 pieces of artillery in active units."

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Article 22

The following Protocol on Territorial Ceilings for Conventional Armaments and Equipment Limited by the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe shall be added:

"PROTOCOL ON TERRITORIAL CEILINGS FOR CONVENTIONAL ARMAMENTS AND EQUIPMENT LIMITED BY THETREATY ON CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE

The States Parties hereby agree upon the following territorial ceilings and territorial subceilings pursuant to Article V of the Treaty.

  Battle tanks Pieces of artillery

State Party

Battle tanks Armoured combat vehicles

Pieces of artillery

The Republic of Armenia (3)(4)

220

220

285

The Republic of Azerbaijan (3)(4)

 

220

 

220

 

285

The Republic of Belarus (5)

1,800

2,600

1,615

The Kingdom of Belgium (5)

544

1,505

497

The Republic of Bulgaria (3)(4)

1,475

2,000

1,750

The Czech Republic (5)

957

1,367

767

The Kingdom of Denmark (5)

335

336

446

The French Republic (5)

1,306

3,820

1,292

Georgia (3)(4)

220

220

285

The Federal Republic of Germany (5)

 

4,704

 

6,772

 

3,407

The Hellenic Republic (3)(4)

1,735

2,498

1,920

The Republic of Hungary (5)

835

1,700

840

The Republic of Iceland (3)(4)

0

0

0

The Italian Republic (5)

1,642

3,805

2,062

The Republic of Kazakhstan (5)

50

200

100

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (5)

 

143

 

174

 

47

The Republic of Moldova (3)(4)

210

210

250

The Kingdom of the Netherlands (5)

 

809

 

1,220

 

651

The Kingdom of Norway (3)(4)

170

282

557

The Republic of Poland (5)

1,730

2,150

1,610

The Portuguese Republic (5)

300

430

450

Romania (3)(4)

1,375

2,100

1,475

The Russian Federation (5)

- of which (1)(3)(4)

6,350

1,300

11,280

2,140

6,315

1,680

The Slovak Republic (5)

478

683

383

The Kingdom of Spain (5)

891

2,047

1,370

The Republic of Turkey (3)(4)

2,795

3,120

3,523

Ukraine (5)

- of which (2)(3)(4)

4,080

400

5,050

400

4,040

350

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland(5)

 

843

 

3,029

 

583

(1) In the Leningrad Military District, excluding the Pskov oblast;, and in the North Caucasus Military District, excluding: the Volgograd oblast; the Astrakhan oblast; that part of the Rostov oblast east of the line extending from Kushchevskaya to Volgodonsk to the Volgograd oblast border, including Volgodonsk; and Kushchevskaya and a narrow corridor in Krasnodar kray leading to Kushchevskaya. This territorial subceiling shall not be exceeded pursuant to Article VII for military exercises and temporary deployments in the category of armoured combat vehicles.

(2) In the Odessa oblast.

(3) Territorial ceilings or territorial subceilings States Parties which shall increase their territorial ceilings or territorial subceilings pursuant to Article V, paragraph 5, only in conjunction with a corresponding decrease, pursuant to Article V, paragraph 4, subparagraph (A), in the territorial ceilings or territorial subceilings of other States Parties, as identified by this footnote.

(4) Territorial ceilings or territorial subceilings States Parties which shall not exceeded their territorial ceilings or territorial subceilings pursuant to Article VII by more than 153 battle tanks, 241 armoured combat vehicles and 140 pieces of artillery.

(5) Territorial ceilings or territorial subceilings States Parties which shall not exceeded their territorial ceilings or territorial subceilings pursuant to Article VII by more than 459 battle tanks, 723 armoured combat vehicles and 420 pieces of artillery in excess of their territorial ceilings.

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Article 23

In the Protocol on Procedures Governing the Reclassification of Specific Models or Versions of Combat-Capable Trainer Aircraft into Unarmed Trainer Aircraft:

1. In Section I, paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

"1. Each State Party shall have the right to remove from the numerical limitations on combat aircraft in Article IV of the Treaty and in the Protocol on National Ceilings only those specific models or versions of com4bat-capable trainer aircraft listed in Section II, paragraph 1, of this Protocol in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Protocol.

(A) Each State Party shall have the right to remove from the numerical limitations on combat aircraft in Article IV of the Treaty and in the Protocol on National Ceilings individual aircraft of the specific models or versions listed in Section II, paragraph 1, of this Protocol that have any of the components set forth in Section III, paragraphs 1 and 2, of this Protocol only by total disarming and certification.

(B) Each State Party shall have the right to remove from the numerical limitations on combat aircraft in Article IV of the Treaty and in the Protocol on National Ceilings individual aircraft of the specific models or versions listed in Section II, paragraph 1, of this Protocol that do not have any of the components set forth in Section III, paragraphs 1 and 2, of this Protocol by certification alone.

2. Models or versions of combat-capable trainer aircraft listed in Section II of this Protocol may be disarmed and certified, or certified alone, within 40 months after entry into force of the Treaty. Such aircraft shall count against the numerical limitations on combat aircraft in Article IV of the Treaty and in the Protocol on National Ceilings until such aircraft have been certified as unarmed in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section IV of this Protocol. Each State Party shall have the right to remove from the numerical limitations on combat aircraft in Article IV of the Treaty and in the Protocol on National Ceilings no more than 550 such aircraft, of which no more than 130 shall be of the MiG-25U model or version."

2. In Section II, paragraph 1 shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

"1. Each State Party shall have the right to remove from the numerical limitations on combat aircraft in Article IV of the Treaty and in the Protocol on National Ceilings in accordance with the provisions of this Protocol only the following specific models or versions of combat-capable trainer aircraft:

SU-15U

SU-17U

MiG-15U

MiG-21U

MiG-23U

MiG-25U

UIL-28"

3. Section IV shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

"SECTION IV. PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION

1. Each State Party that intends to disarm and certify, or certify alone, models or versions of combat-capable trainer aircraft shall comply with the following certification procedures in order to ensure that such aircraft do not possess any of the components listed in Section III, paragraphs 1 and 2, of this Protocol.

2. Each State Party shall notify all other States Parties in accordance with Section X, paragraph 3, of the Protocol on Inspection of each certification. In the event of the first certification of an aircraft that does not require total disarming, the State Party that intends to conduct the certification shall provide to all other States Parties the information required in Section III, paragraph 3, subparagraphs (A), (B) and (C), of this Protocol for an armed model or version of the same aircraft type.

3. Each State Party shall have the right to inspect the certification of combat-capable trainer aircraft in accordance with Section X of the Protocol on Inspection.

4. The process of total disarming and certification, or certification alone, shall be deemed completed when the certification procedures set forth in this Section have been completed regardless of whether any State Party exercises the certification inspection rights described in paragraph 3 of this Section and Section X of the Protocol on Inspection, provided that within 30 days of receipt of the notification of completion of the certification and reclassification provided pursuant to paragraph 5 of this Section no State Party has notified all other States Parties that it considers that there is an ambiguity relating to the certification and reclassification process. In the event of such an ambiguity being raised, such reclassification shall not be deemed complete until the matter relating to the ambiguity is resolved.

5. The State Party conducting the certification shall notify all other States Parties in accordance with Section X of the Protocol on Inspection of completion of the certification.

6. Certification shall be conducted within the area of application. States Parties shall have the right to share locations for certification."

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  Article 24

In the Protocol on Procedures Governing the Reduction of Conventional Armaments and Equipment Limited by the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe:

1. In Section VIII, paragraphs 2 and 10 shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

"2. Each State Party shall determine the number of battle tanks and armoured combat vehicles it will convert. This number shall not exceed:

(A) For battle tanks, 5.7 percent (not to exceed 750 battle tanks) of the national ceiling established for that State Party in the Protocol on National Ceilings, or 150 items, whichever is greater; and

(B) For armoured combat vehicles, 15 percent (not to exceed 3,000 armoured combat vehicles) of the national ceiling established for that State Party in the Protocol on National Ceilings, or 150 items, whichever is greater."

"10. If, having completed the procedures specified in paragraph 6 of this Section on a given vehicle, it is decided not to proceed with final conversion, then the vehicle shall be destroyed in accordance with the appropriate procedures set forth elsewhere in this Protocol."

2. In Section IX, paragraph 1 shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

"1. Each State Party shall have the right to reduce its reduction liability for each category of conventional armaments and equipment limited by the Treaty in the event of destruction by accident by an amount no greater than 1.5 percent of the national ceiling established for that State Party in the Protocol on National Ceilings in that category of conventional armaments and equipment limited by the Treaty."

3. In Section X, paragraph 2 shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

"2. No State Party shall use static display to reduce more than one percent of the national ceiling established for that State Party in the Protocol on National Ceilings in each category of conventional armaments and equipment limited by the Treaty, or eight items, whichever is the greater number."

4. In Section XI, paragraph 2 shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

"2. No State Party shall reduce by use as ground targets numbers of battle tanks or armoured combat vehicles greater than 2.5 percent of the national ceiling established for that State Party in the Protocol on National Ceilings in each of those two categories of conventional armaments and equipment limited by the Treaty. In addition, no State Party shall have the right to reduce by use as ground targets more than 50 self-propelled pieces of artillery."

5. In Section XII, paragraph 2 shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

"2. No State Party shall reduce by use for ground instructional purposes numbers of combat aircraft or attack helicopters greater than 5five percent of the national ceiling established for that State Party in the Protocol on National Ceilings in each of those two categories of conventional armaments and equipment limited by the Treaty."

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Article 25

In the Protocol on Procedures Governing the Categorisation of Combat Helicopters and the Recategorisation of Multi-Purpose Attack Helicopters:

1. In Section 1I, paragraph 3 shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

"3. Notwithstanding the provisions in paragraph 2 of this Section, and as a unique exception to that paragraph, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine shall have the right to hold an aggregate total not to exceed 100 Mi-24R and Mi-24K helicopters equipped for reconnaissance, spotting, or chemical/biological/radiological sampling which shall not be subject to the limitations on attack helicopters in Article IV of the Treaty and in the Protocol on National Ceilings. Such helicopters shall be subject to exchange of information in accordance with the Protocol on Information Exchange and to internal inspections in accordance with Section VI, paragraph 33, of the Protocol on Inspection.

Mi-24R and Mi-24K helicopters in excess of the following limits:

Republic of Armenia: 4;

Republic of Azerbaijan: 4;

Republic of Belarus: 16;

Georgia: 4;

Republic of Kazakhstan: 0;

Republic of Moldova: 4;

Russian Federation: 50;

Ukraine: 18,

shall be categorised as specialised attack helicopters regardless of how they are equipped and shall count against the limitations on attack helicopters in Article IV of the Treaty and in the Protocol on National Ceilings. The provisions of Article IV, paragraph 3, and Article IV, paragraph 5, of the Treaty shall apply, mutatis mutandis, in respect of any changes to the above limits."

2. Section IV shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

"SECTION IV. PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION

1. Each State Party that is recategorising multi-purpose attack helicopters shall comply with the following certification procedures, in order to ensure that such helicopters do not possess any of the features listed in Section III, paragraph 1 of this Protocol.

2. Each State Party shall notify all other States Parties of each certification in accordance with Section X, paragraph 3, of the Protocol on Inspection.

3. Each State Party shall have the right to inspect the certification of helicopters in accordance with Section X of the Protocol on Inspection.

4. The process of recategorisation shall be deemed complete when the certification procedures set forth in this Section have been completed regardless of whether any State Party exercises the certification inspection rights described in paragraph 3 of this Section and Section X of the Protocol on Inspection, provided that within 30 days of receipt of the notification of completion of the certification and recategorisation provided pursuant to paragraph 5 of this Section no State Party has notified all other States Parties that it considers that there is an ambiguity relating to the certification and recategorisation process. In the event of such an ambiguity being raised, such recategorisation shall not be deemed complete until the matter relating to the ambiguity is resolved.

5. The State Party conducting the certification shall notify all other States Parties in accordance with Section X of the Protocol on Inspection of completion of the certification and recategorisation.

6. Certification shall be conducted within the area of application. States Parties shall have the right to share locations for certification."

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