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Poland to the fore in major FMS programmes for simulation and training

23rd September 2022 - 13:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash


Poland is the major recipient of training-related FMS as the country continues to invest heavily in defence. (Photo: DVIDS)

Polish procurement of new Abrams MBTs feeds into FMS-funded training requirements — and other European allies are benefiting from US largesse.

The International Programs Office (IPO) in US Army’s Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has issued a summary of its future requirements for FMS programmes.

The mission of the IPO is to ‘build partner capacity through the delivery of training devices, systems, services and logistics support’ for US allies and partners across the globe.

The IPO currently supports 67 countries with an overarching budget of $3.1 billion and an FY22 value of $648 million at the time of writing.

Its summary is divided into major US military command areas with the largest FMS benefactor by far

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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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