The U.S. State Department builds enduring security partnerships worldwide to advance U.S. national security objectives and to empower Allies and partners to collectively deter aggression, reduce threats, sustain favorable regional strategic balances, and enhance burden sharing. The Department also promotes international U.S. defense sales and encourages European partners and NATO Allies to modernize their militaries by building NATO interoperable forces and removing Russian and Soviet-legacy equipment from their force structure.

In support of these goals, the Department has strategically allocated Foreign Military Financing (FMF) funding to select partner countries for the purchase of U.S.-origin defense articles, training, and services to help partners provide for their legitimate self-defense needs while furthering U.S. national security objectives in the region. Through ERIP, the Department assists European partners and Allies transition away from Soviet-legacy and/or Russian-manufactured equipment to reduce Russian influence over partner and Allied defense procurement. Allocations under ERIP to date:

Country
Albania
Bosnia (BiH)
Slovakia
Croatia
Greece
North Macedonia
Bulgaria
Lithuania
Amount
$30 million
$30.7 million
$50 million
$25 million
$25 million
$30 million
$56.2 million
$30 million
FMF FY Source
(FY17-OCO)
(FY17-OCO)
(FY17-OCO)
(FY17-OCO)
(FY17-OCO)
(FY17-OCO)
(FY18-OCO)
(FY19-OCO)
Platform
Helicopters
Helicopters
Helicopters
Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Helicopters

The availability of these funds is contingent upon partner country investments, demonstrated political will to divest of Russian and Soviet-legacy equipment, and a commitment to cease future purchases of Russian military equipment. The Department will reallocate these funds if these conditions are not met. Since the implementation of ERIP began in September 2018, the Department has received significant partner financial commitments. The program will remain centrally-managed within the PM Bureau.

For further information, please contact the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at PM-CPA@state.gov, and follow the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs on Twitter, @StateDeptPM.

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