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Why does the United States buy a large amount of artillery shells?

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The US military has placed a bid to purchase about 150 thousands of shells for 155 millimeter howitzers. Reports portal Task and Purpose about it.


Why does the United States buy a large amount of artillery shells?


It is noted that the amount of the current order for 825 percent more than was originally planned. In particular, the list includes Excalibur missiles intended for use in melee combat. As the newspaper notes, it seems that the country is preparing for a “new big war”.

Typically, this amount of ammunition is required for soldiers to develop skills in conducting ground operations.

We are preparing for combat in conflicts that require special determination.
- commented on the purchase of artillery shells, US Army Director for the Budget Paul Chamberlain.

He added that the purchase of such a huge amount of shells is not associated with a lack of ammunition from the armed forces. The military simply fill and update the stock of shells for artillery.
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  1. cniza
    cniza 15 February 2018 14: 30
    +4
    It is noted that the volume of the current order is 825 percent more than originally planned.


    All the same, they are preparing to butt with Eun, but they are afraid.
    1. Bomb
      Bomb 15 February 2018 14: 31
      +24
      It is unlikely that with Eun ..... everything will go to Europe.
      1. MoJloT
        MoJloT 15 February 2018 14: 33
        +2
        No matter how they drove to Syria.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 16 February 2018 13: 18
          0
          I recall that Israel acquires several missile ships with a displacement of 2000 tons. The ships will be delivered by the end of 2019, the year is needed for the combat coordination of the crews, which means that an attack on Iran will be at the beginning of 2021 or the end of 2020.
          Either the Pentagon is preparing WELL VERY in advance, or all the same it will butt with Eun.
      2. Mwg
        Mwg 15 February 2018 14: 33
        +9
        And, as it were, not to our borders ...
      3. Zhelezyakin
        Zhelezyakin 15 February 2018 14: 44
        +12
        This mouse fuss at our western borders does not inspire me at all. All these transfers of Abrams and others like him. Again, Americans are preparing to rake the heat of others
      4. figwam
        figwam 15 February 2018 14: 57
        +2
        The U.S. Armed Forces have placed an application for the purchase of about 150 thousand shells for 155-mm howitzers.

        So a large amount will be spent and you need to replenish the stock with new shells.
      5. Vladimir Chiyanov
        Vladimir Chiyanov 16 February 2018 22: 24
        0
        It looks like Usraina.
    2. Herculesic
      Herculesic 15 February 2018 14: 33
      +5
      With us, but with the wrong hands, maybe, through ukroinu against us they will be used. And that means that in VSU there will be guns from the USA along with instructors, and shells for those guns!
      1. gromoboj
        gromoboj 15 February 2018 14: 41
        +3
        It remains only to give Ukraine trunks 155 mm. They only have 152.
      2. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov 15 February 2018 18: 11
        0
        Quote: Herkulesich
        With us, but with the wrong hands, maybe, through ukroinu against us they will be used. And that means that in VSU there will be guns from the USA along with instructors, and shells for those guns!

        Right think Vitalyevich .. hi For us they are preparing bastards a mess, on which side, the question is (around their emissaries) Where else will they set fire to our borders? Getting ready and we, too, are not idle .. soldier
        1. Korax71
          Korax71 15 February 2018 21: 07
          +2
          And when does the toilet paper end or who in the elevator shit and burned the buttons are also Merikans with their instructors and emissaries?
        2. Star
          Star 15 February 2018 23: 35
          +1
          As far as I understand, the Americans do not dispose of their ammunition with an expiring shelf life, but "endow" them with unfavorable regimes, preferably in oil-rich countries, etc.
          It turns out we spend money on recycling, and they earn on it.
          Iran has a stake in their throat .... for VSU a lot, but the Baltic states are not ready yet. In North Korea, they will most likely use nuclear weapons. In Syria, they are now trying to put together their state with the army ....
          1. Firework
            Firework 16 February 2018 13: 29
            +1
            our in Syria have used up a lot of weapons and ammunition
    3. antiamerikan
      antiamerikan 15 February 2018 14: 34
      +1
      with 'ykhtamnetami'
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 15 February 2018 14: 39
        +8
        Arsenals release and renew. The caliber is in demand, they will shove it into Europe, and the NATO money-dues in your pocket.
    4. gromoboj
      gromoboj 15 February 2018 14: 40
      +5
      Yes, they don’t need Eun. He can answer so that everyone will be sick.
      The Yankees need access to the inland sea of ​​Russia. With the Black Sea did not work out, now they are tearing to the Caspian. And for this they need to demolish Syria, and most importantly Iran.
      Or maybe they are preparing to declare that there is no democracy in Russia and to arrange an invasion.
      1. Labor
        Labor 15 February 2018 14: 53
        +3
        Will the US 18th fleet stand on the Caspian? request stop
        1. Korax71
          Korax71 15 February 2018 21: 09
          +2
          They will drag aircraft carriers into the Caspian Sea. Like Peter 1.only instead of serfs, they will put Negroes and Indians into a harness.
    5. GradusHuK
      GradusHuK 15 February 2018 20: 56
      +3
      With the name Chamberlain, the association is not very sad
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 15 February 2018 14: 34
    +4
    Themselves directly and write that for warfare!
  3. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 15 February 2018 14: 34
    +15
    In particular, the list includes Excalibur missiles intended for use in melee combat.

    Sorry, Excalibur (M982 Excalibur) missiles - 155-mm Active-Missile Projectile (APC) increased (!) range. Its firing range is up to 60 km.
    1. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 15 February 2018 15: 47
      +3
      I can assume that there is a translation error.
      Considering that this projectile is correctable, and the average deviation from the target is 4-5 meters, then “close” combat apparently means shooting in the immediate vicinity of their troops (in order to avoid defeating “their own”). And the battery can be located for 50 and 60 km.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 15 February 2018 16: 17
        +3
        Quote: x.andvlad
        I can assume that there is a translation error.

        On their website, it sounds like this:
        ... Excalibur rounds designed for use in danger-close situations ...
        hi
        1. x.andvlad
          x.andvlad 15 February 2018 16: 44
          +4
          "danger-close situations" can be translated as "a situation of near danger."
          Where the author got the term "close combat" is not clear.
          Variants of sounding "close combat" in English: "melee, close combat, melee combat, melee attack, close batle" (even though I speak English mostly "with a dictionary")
          But the author is definitely not an artilleryman
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 15 February 2018 17: 11
            +4
            Okay, let's not quibble over trifles. By the way, the source article is written in a slightly different tone than its presentation on HE. For those interested in:
            https://taskandpurpose.com/army-budget-artillery-
            shells /
            1. Korax71
              Korax71 15 February 2018 21: 12
              +2
              Probably in vain tried repeat Nobody will click on your link. People are satisfied with the translation in such a way.
              1. A. Privalov
                A. Privalov 15 February 2018 22: 20
                +3
                Quote: Korax71
                Probably in vain tried repeat Nobody will click on your link. People are satisfied with the translation in such a way.

                “A noble husband knows that the world is imperfect, but does not give up.” (C)
              2. Beby
                Beby 15 February 2018 22: 29
                +2
                You should not judge the rest of the contingent of this site by yourself; a reference to the source was very useful. And the text there is devoid of translation errors into Russian.
                1. Antares
                  Antares 15 February 2018 23: 16
                  +2
                  Quote: Beby
                  And the text there is devoid of translation errors into Russian.

                  https://taskandpurpose.com/army-budget-artillery-
                  shells /
                  As for the transfer to the media
                  Well, who will write in Russian
                  We are preparing for battle in conflicts, particularly demanding
                  - Commented on the purchase of artillery shells, Director of the US Army Budget Budget Paul Chamberlain

                  We are training to fight a decisive-action conflict
                  Well, so, all Russian and Ukrainian media failed to translate into a logical
                  "We are preparing for protracted conflicts," "conflicts of great intensity"
                  (Americans love such expressions)
      2. NEOZ
        NEOZ 16 February 2018 10: 08
        +2
        60 km is near for them ... usually the KR and the Air Force work, and there the ranges are measured in hundreds of km ... wink
  4. Sauron80
    Sauron80 15 February 2018 14: 35
    0
    Are Americans all trying to scare Kim?
  5. Altona
    Altona 15 February 2018 14: 47
    +2
    Quote: cniza
    All the same, they are preparing to butt with Eun, but they are afraid.

    --------------------------
    Yes, no, it looks like it’s all in our souls.
    1. Mwg
      Mwg 15 February 2018 14: 50
      +2
      The same opinion.
  6. Altona
    Altona 15 February 2018 14: 48
    +1
    Quote: A. Privalov
    Excuse me, but the Excalibur rockets (M982 Excalibur) are a 155-mm long-range active! Its firing range is up to 60 km.

    ------------------------------
    The same caliber is used in the artillery mount of the Zamvolt destroyer, there is generally a range of up to 100 km.
  7. NEOZ
    NEOZ 15 February 2018 14: 51
    +6
    Do you have US military operations specialists?
    tell your vision.
    try to cheat ......
    in my (purely sofa) view, the United States is fighting aviation ... that is. if standard US operations were planned, then air-to-ground bombs and missiles would be purchased, and artillery support, clearing ruins, troops ...
    here, in my opinion, artillery will be instead of (judging by the increased ammunition range) aviation ... i.e. where there is a developed air defense and / or use of the air force is not possible / limited .... Donbass ????
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 15 February 2018 15: 17
      +2
      Donbass and Russia! hi
      1. Petrix
        Petrix 16 February 2018 14: 25
        0
        Quote: Herkulesich
        Donbass and Russia!

        Thank God not Belarus. Thanks, reassured.
    2. Serpent Pliskin
      Serpent Pliskin 15 February 2018 15: 24
      +1
      Why, didn’t they stock up on airplanes? There are purchases ...
    3. Antares
      Antares 15 February 2018 23: 23
      +1
      Quote: NEOZ
      The United States is fighting aviation ... i.e. if standard US operations were planned, then air-to-ground bombs and missiles would be purchased, and artillery support, clearing ruins, troops ...

      in general, the first waves of the Kyrgyz Republic and aviation with the suppression of air defense and so on are understandable. But then ordinary artillery comes into play.
      US uses towed guns extensively
      That's even in Iraq and Syria

      Soldiers of the 26th US Marine Corps Expeditionary Battalion of Bell Base fire from the M777A2 howitzer at positions of the IG, 18.03.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX (c) Cpl. Andre Dakis / US Marine Corps
      Given the maximum firing range of the M777A2 of 34 kilometers [active-rocket shell]
  8. lexx2038
    lexx2038 15 February 2018 17: 28
    +1
    But with the production of shells, it’s not very good for us (here, several articles skipped on the HE), and there are almost no pyrotechnic factories left. Not for long, if you fight well.
    1. Don
      Don 15 February 2018 18: 00
      +5
      No need to worry, shells will not be needed, because our forum users will throw all enemies with caps wink
      1. Korax71
        Korax71 15 February 2018 21: 14
        +2
        They will be cursed, diarrhea and infertility with caries. And those who survive will be drowned by drooling.
  9. macgyver
    macgyver 15 February 2018 22: 11
    0
    And how do we respond to Chamberlain?
    1. Manul
      Manul 16 February 2018 00: 17
      +2
      Quote: macgyver
      And how do we respond to Chamberlain?

      The population needs to learn how to shoot down reconnaissance drones from slingshots and throw spotters of spotters with celluloid smoke mufflers. And I would like to talk now not about small arms, but about means of countering threats in my preamble.
      1. macgyver
        macgyver 16 February 2018 11: 25
        0
        Yes, I’ll knock down an F-35 slingshot, if that ... only a big slingshot is needed))

        I like the Swiss civil militia system, after serving in the army there, they’ll take apart personal weapons at home in case of war. This is effective, it seems to me ... and in a similar position there are heavy weapons (tanks, howitzers, pillboxes)
        1. realist
          realist 16 February 2018 13: 19
          0
          I also like the military service scheme in Switzerland, but we won’t. the state is afraid of us, its citizens!
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 16 February 2018 15: 25
        +1
        And a company of some drunk militias, will shoot a company of other drunk militias.
        1. Manul
          Manul 19 February 2018 00: 02
          0
          Quote: Vadim237
          And a company of some drunk militias, will shoot a company of other drunk militias.

          hi I agree. But I'm not talking about small arms. Fire adjusters are the worst enemy. You can develop non-lethal weapons - smoke civilian grenade launchers, for example, so that they exhibited curtains.
  10. kplayer
    kplayer 16 February 2018 08: 51
    0
    Yes, it’s already long overdue for them to replace stocks of obviously obsolete standard ammunition, the same “18-kilometer” 155-mm OFS M107.
  11. Lexa-149
    Lexa-149 16 February 2018 11: 48
    0
    It seems to me that it’s not for nothing ... what
    1. fan_
      fan_ 16 February 2018 13: 36
      0
      Yeah, the enemy is being bought by echelons of ammunition, and here we are sitting and arguing wherever he needs it? Probably agriculture to develop!
  12. realist
    realist 16 February 2018 13: 17
    0
    our answer to Chamberlain - but the gut is not thin?
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 16 February 2018 15: 27
      0
      We will continue to produce graders and bulldozers, as you have on Ava.