Defence Conversion - The Disposal and Demilitarization of Heavy Weapon Systems
This paper highlights some of the factors, risks and hazards due to the presence of large heavy weapon stockpiles and the disposal options in South and Southeastern Europe. It is designed for donors, implementing agencies and other non-technical stakeholders and not as a technical solution to the challenge. The author argues that stockpile management and demilitarization is a national responsibility, and states should not expect the international donor community to fund the destruction of their surplus national stockpiles of heavy weapons.
© 2007 South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC)
Annex A contains phases of heavy weapon (land systems) demilitarization process. Annex B contains an extract from the CFE treaty.