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The United States will help Ukraine favorite Mexican drug dealers sniper rifles - M107A1 "Barret"


The next Ukrainian Peremoga habitually turned out to be with a distinct “zrady” flavor: American friends intend to render assistance to the armed formations of Ukraine “on a commercial basis”. That is, "freebies" is not expected, and for weapon, the delivery of which is officially approved by the administration of the President of the United States, will need to pay in full.

Why are Barret M107A1 rifles popular in Mexico

41,5 million dollars Ukraine will have to pay for the supply of M107A1 "Barret" sniper rifles and ammunition.
Additional bitterness to this “help” is added by the fact that these rifles are already being purchased by Ukraine without any “licensing” by the White House in third countries, including Bulgaria.

Strictly speaking, for the purchase of these rifles, no special licenses are required - they are sold very willingly and in large quantities. They are in civilian circulation in a number of countries. And incredibly popular with Mexican drug cartels militants. Every self-respecting el pistolero tries to get a “typewriter” Barret, who carries armored cars of competing gangs into armored vehicles and easily sews heavy assault armor of a police special forces.

Evil tongues say, and not entirely unreasonable, that the M107A1, which is a lightweight and shortened version of the M82, is designed with the wishes of the Mexican "users" in mind. Be that as it may, the “Mexican order” constitutes a large part of the Barrett’s budget.

And what, strictly speaking, is this rifle, which Washington intends to officially sell to Ukrainian punishers? It can be compared with the legendary Soviet anti-tank rifle PTRS (Anti-tank self-loading rifle, model 1941 of the Simonov system), used during the Great Patriotic War. His niche was the fight against light armored vehicles and pillboxes, bunkers, covered with armor, as well as low-flying aircraft.

Actually, the same designation basically, and in Barrett's “anti-material” rifle - fire on light armored vehicles, on cars, radar stations, antennas, helicopters. In addition, it plays the role of "counter-sniper weapons." By the way, the Soviet PTRS is somewhat more powerful, since it uses the 14,5 x 114 mm cartridge, against the American 12,7 x 99 mm, and is successfully used in Donbass by both sides.

Of course, the M107 more advanced weapon with high accuracy of fire is a whole rifle complex with a modern optical sight, a laser rangefinder and a ballistic calculator. It should be noted that the Barret rifle received wide recognition in Afghanistan, where it was used with great success by reconnaissance and sabotage groups. Strictly speaking, this large-caliber rifle is the weapon of saboteurs operating as part of small groups. And it is precisely in this capacity that the Barrets already available to the Ukrainian militants are being used. Moreover, the sniper terror carried out by them from the “gray zone” is aimed not only against the defenders of Donbass, but also against civilians.

Kiev will pay 10 dollars for one cartridge

Large-caliber rifles supplied by Americans will not bring victory to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, they will not help to improve or strengthen the position of the Ukrainian formations. But their use under certain conditions may well more strongly twist the spiral of violence, provoke new clashes.

It can be added to this that the sale of these rifles to Kiev completely falls into the concept of Trump, according to which the “security” of the American satellites should be a source of profit for the United States. For example, for each cartridge to the M107 Kiev will have to pay about 10 dollars. Ukraine will not be able to establish their own production soon. Of course, 41,5 million dollars and subsequent receipts for ammunition and maintenance, which, according to Ukrainian experts, can make at least one third of the initial amount in the first year, are not that much money for the USA. But, as they say, the chicken is by the grain. Moreover, quite recently Washington tried to shoot these rifles into Kabul, but without much success.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 27 December 2017 06: 43
    That Mexican drug dealers, that Ukrainian atoshniki are one thing - making a profit on people's lives!
    1. novel66
      novel66 27 December 2017 09: 35
      the essence is one - bandits
    2. Normal ok
      Normal ok 28 December 2017 14: 40
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      That Mexican drug dealers, that Ukrainian atoshniki are one thing - making a profit on people's lives!

      I would also add: ... that the ORLD-vskie payers (pah payers, damn militias), that the gopniks from Rostov (like Motorola), all have one goal, to catch a fish in the muddy water.
  2. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo 27 December 2017 09: 23
    I would like to clarify the words "And it is in that capacity that the existing Barreta militants at the disposal of Ukrainian militants are used." . Who's that talking about? And yet ... The weight of this fool, depending on the modification, is from 13+ to almost 15 kg without ammunition ... Favorite weapon of sabotage groups jumping in the mountains with goats?
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  3. viktorch
    viktorch 27 December 2017 10: 33
    what nonsense in the article, which Mexicans,
    this rifle is a modernization of the eighties, of which there was a shaft, and not by order of the Mexicans but by order of the us army,
    the same eighty is only lighter and more accurate, a good anti-material gun, although it was used in battles by the same Marine Corps as anti-sniper.

    as the anti-material it is mainly used by the American police and the maritime secret police.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 27 December 2017 23: 54
      The author "fulfills" the article, sometimes confusing warm with soft. Forgive him. It’s necessary, as I can, to cross my own “zrada”. In his opinion, barrettes are not needed either - to get PTRS’s from the crypt workers is all over!
  4. viktorch
    viktorch 27 December 2017 12: 18
    purely theoretically, from these rifles on the dam, only civilian vehicles should be shot,

    there are simply no such distances for anti-sniper fighting, the conditions are much more complicated than in Iraqi-avganistan, there are no mountains and deserts there, and even for a super-open area, where do the sluggish snipers of this class come from? from the moon or mars? Is it possible that mercenaries from the US army, in general, will not pull the sane use of trunks of this class, well, or like mexicos under coke - point-blank shooting (by sniper standards), does it make sense? by and large, there are much more convenient counter-sniper rifles in the same americons.
    1. Sergeant71
      Sergeant71 27 December 2017 15: 20
      Do you think there is nobody to teach them? Hundreds of instructors for what is there? And 3 years of combat experience? Do not belittle them like that. You can not respect and hate, but there is nothing to hatred.
      1. viktorch
        viktorch 27 December 2017 17: 16
        I'm talking about the fact that there is little point in mass purchasing this artillery, there are trunks much more convenient for army snipers, an icon like L96A1
  5. Sergeant71
    Sergeant71 27 December 2017 15: 16
    Headline like in the 90s in Speed ​​Info. According to this logic, it’s possible “Russia will help Syria with ISIS’s favorite weapon - Kalashnikovs. How will it sound? Song!
  6. White wolf
    White wolf 27 December 2017 20: 07
    The DNR has its own rifle "Donchanka", a caliber of 12,7 mm. Yes and ASVK probably available.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 27 December 2017 23: 57
      And of course, “Donchanka” immediately became better than the barret ... Idylls are straight ... And even the militias start making pistols and repaint the buses. America is in shock, "Glock" curtailing production, "Neoplan" nervously smokes aside ....
    2. Antares
      Antares 29 December 2017 12: 17
      Quote: White wolf
      Donchanka, 12,7 mm caliber

      cliff trunk
  7. Sargas
    Sargas 28 December 2017 00: 34
    By the way, the Soviet PTRS is somewhat more powerful, since it uses a cartridge of 14,5 x 114 mm, against the American 12,7 x 99 mm

    4 times it is "somewhat more powerful ?!"
    , 50X99 = 8J
    12,7X108 = 16J
    14,5X114 = 32J
    1. viktorch
      viktorch 28 December 2017 00: 42
      Yes, forget, the author of the article throws it away, he runs with these howitzers

      in general, the excitement was sucked out of the finger, that they had bought one and a half rifles before, that they would buy one and a half later, there would be three rifles for everything, in a safe in Kiev that they wouldn’t be “lost”.
    2. Korax71
      Korax71 1 January 2018 19: 08
      Well, in terms of 50VMG, why deceive and take non-existent energy? From 15530J to 20257 depending on the ammunition. Plus, the initial speed is 100 capes higher, the ballistic coefficient is better than our 12,7. Still, you can add a wide range of ammunition. And from 14.5 they finally can’t compare correctly.
    APASUS 31 December 2017 20: 15
    The dollar exchange rate for today is 28.0672 grams, if one cartridge costs $ 10, then it turns out 280 grams per shot, with an average salary of 7377 grams. Although these are official statistics, I think there are really less salaries. These rifles will stand like a banner at headquarters, at such prices
  9. Uxus
    Uxus 4 January 2018 11: 16
    "Petro Poroshenko spent more than UAH 500 million to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was reported on the website of Ukrainian military pages.
    Among the transferred assistance, according to the resource, are cars, bulletproof vests, equipment, uniforms, warm clothes, rangefinders and other optics, as well as 100 sniper systems consisting of 82 carbines of 7,62 mm caliber and 18 Savage rifles. And also "tens of thousands of rounds."
    Among the recipients of assistance in several million hryvnias, the 3rd separate special forces regiment of the Special Operations Forces is indicated.
    The People’s Deputy from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Volodymyr Aryev, said on Facebook that only in 2015 "Poroshenko’s company gave UAH 350 million to restore the APU."

    So the question price is not a question at all))