U.S. Using New Computerized System for Arms Reporting
The United States has filed its annual information exchange under a pair of arms treaties using a new computer software application called ACES.
The ACES (Arms Control Enterprise System) was used earlier this month to update the state of U.S. conventional weapons under the terms of the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe and the Vienna document on Confidence and Security Building Measures.
The reports list numbers and locations of tanks, helicopters, artillery, combat aircraft and other assets as well as any changes in quantities or organization that have occurred in a particular year.
The new system is designed as a centralized Web-based architecture that is accessible via the Defense Department Secret Internet Protocol Router network, a secure network used for classified traffic.