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German press: Military assistance to Ukraine left the Bundeswehr with virtually no ammunition

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German press: Military assistance to Ukraine left the Bundeswehr with virtually no ammunition

The German Bundeswehr is facing a serious shortage of ammunition due to constant aid to Ukraine, with stocks currently only enough for a few days of full-scale war. Columnist Gerhard Hegmann writes about this in an article for Die Welt.


The decision of the German government to provide military assistance to Ukraine has had a negative impact on the Bundeswehr's own ammunition stocks, since the supplies come from the presence of the German army, and there is no replenishment of the spent. The German military industry is not able to replace the amount of ammunition that has already gone to Ukraine. And this applies not only to Germany, but also to other Western countries actively providing assistance to Ukraine.

The fighting in Ukraine has led to a huge waste of ammunition and prompted NATO countries to replenish their troops

Hegman writes, adding that this will not be done quickly, as Europe has problems with the raw materials necessary for production. The thing is that the ingredients necessary for the production of the same gunpowder for modern ammunition came from abroad, in particular from China. Recent events, and even the pandemic, have drastically reduced the volume of raw materials supplied, and delivery times have increased significantly. Thus, the Bundeswehr was left with virtually no ammunition, which was safely handed over to Kyiv.

According to available estimates, in the event of a war, stocks will last only a few hours, or at best a couple of days.

- the observer emphasized.

By the way, NATO quality standards have become another obstacle to the rapid replenishment of stocks of ammunition and shells for the German army. The German army cannot use simple ammunition, but only with a low content of harmful substances in order to minimize the "negative impact" on the health of military personnel.
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Ministry of Defense of Germany
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  1. oleg-nekrasov-19
    oleg-nekrasov-19 29 November 2022 08: 50
    +8
    "German press" is like "British scientists" or "French journalists" - they always tell only the truth wassat
    1. Egeny
      Egeny 29 November 2022 09: 15
      +1
      You know, sometimes they don't lie.
      Today Bovt from "Business FM" gave the following figures:
      uropithecus spend 16000 shells per day, we - 40000, and the states can produce 150000 per month, I'm not sure for the last "zero". Damn (or Austin) proposed to reopen factories in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria for the production of 152 and 122 mm shells.
      1. oleg-nekrasov-19
        oleg-nekrasov-19 29 November 2022 09: 21
        +2
        maybe they don’t lie, or maybe they just ask the population for money for urgent weapons, the articles are now mostly biased.
        1. Egeny
          Egeny 29 November 2022 12: 07
          +2
          Hi, and now Skabeeva confirmed that we are pouring 60000 shells a day on the Nazis, but the Bundeswehr has only 60 in stock.
          I think that in different areas of the front line, dill is obtained in different ways, but in full.
          1. oleg-nekrasov-19
            oleg-nekrasov-19 29 November 2022 12: 29
            0
            I am a little suspicious of all these statements. In general, let's wait and see or time will tell.
      2. Cananecat
        Cananecat 29 November 2022 09: 23
        +1
        Quote from Egeni
        Today Bovt from "Business FM" named such figures

        Yesterday, analysts cited figures two to three times lower ... has intelligence already managed to correct it? ))
        1. Egeny
          Egeny 29 November 2022 12: 09
          0
          Hey, what did you buy it for?
          and Skabeeva understood the numbers in the morning broadcast, read above.
      3. Fisherman
        Fisherman 29 November 2022 10: 51
        -1
        states can produce about 80 000mm shells a YEAR. 155 - these are all the factories for the production of 150-mm shells in the world (including in South Korea). And they no longer need to produce 000 and 155-mm shells of the Soviet standard - all the barrels are gone, and their production is only with us.
        1. Egeny
          Egeny 29 November 2022 12: 13
          0
          Hello. Anything can be, I'm talking about the factories of the former "our allies" in the social camp in Europe
          1. Fisherman
            Fisherman 29 November 2022 14: 33
            -1
            Hello. This is not easy: machine tools, processing, lines, supplies of metal and explosives - it will take a lot of time, and exhaust - shells without barrels. Barrels are produced only by us according to our standard, this is not an easy task ... in my opinion 4 or 5 countries in the world can make quality barrels for guns.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 November 2022 08: 50
    +1
    Military aid to Ukraine left the Bundeswehr almost without ammunition
    Without ammunition, it’s not so scary for you, but when, as a result of everything that you do, you are left without beer and sausages, it will be a complete paragraph.
    According to available estimates, in the event of a war, stocks will last only a few hours, or at best a couple of days.
    Hence the conclusion: it is better not to start fighting.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 29 November 2022 08: 59
      +2
      why do the Germans need ammunition - who is going to attack them? they themselves will gradually freeze with such a policy of their managers. Ursula and Scholz will try.
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 29 November 2022 09: 18
        +2
        why do the Germans need ammunition - who is going to attack them?

        well, suddenly their hegemon will again have a desire to seize someone’s oil or hush up some kind of blow-up scandal - this is where the help of the ̶z̶a̶l̶a̶ coalition will be needed
      2. Trapp1st
        Trapp1st 29 November 2022 09: 53
        +1
        why did the Germans need ammunition
        An article in the spirit of them is all bad, they dispose of old stuff, they buy new ones and everything will be fine with them in the winter, Christmas is coming soon, the world is outside, they are not going to fight with anyone ...
      3. Fisherman
        Fisherman 29 November 2022 10: 54
        -1
        they needed ammunition to attack Serbia ... this is another effect of our SVO - we are nullifying NATO's potential against Serbia right now, otherwise they would have started tearing it up in September ... otherwise - there is no military equipment and there are not enough shells (and the Serbs are plowing with might and main a factory for the production of 152-mm shells of our standard and they have not lost a single tank and armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, in contrast to the empty NATO bases in the EU)
  3. Leader_Barmaleev
    Leader_Barmaleev 29 November 2022 08: 50
    -1
    I remember the saying - give your wife to your uncle, and go to ... aunt. Usually this saying was illustrated by an extreme degree of impracticality, if not to say - idiocy. But it seems that the Germanic Europods have evolved to this point. The next station is ancephaly...
    1. Bingo
      Bingo 29 November 2022 09: 19
      +2
      There are such wives that it would not be more logical to give them to your uncle ... Who threw Europe and Germany with vaccines during COVID? Just Ukrula is now under investigation for what heaped up. The energy crisis is in Germany - whose handiwork? It was the GERMAN "greens" ... For some reason, France, in which conditions for wind farms are better, did not destroy its nuclear power plants, the Germans are famous for this ...
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 29 November 2022 08: 55
    -1
    Military aid to Ukraine left the Bundeswehr almost without ammunition
    So Naglia will take the Germans with his bare hands into his Brittenreich. She is entitled to compensation for Northern Ireland. And then he will definitely fulfill his dream after WWII, castrating all Germans. Nothing personal, just historical fact. request
  5. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus 29 November 2022 08: 55
    +1
    Military aid to Ukraine left the Bundeswehr almost without ammunition

    Drop what they lack in their arsenals from a bomber?
  6. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 29 November 2022 09: 03
    +2
    (In order to minimize the "negative impact" on the health of military personnel.) - There is a solution - use catapults and trampolines.
  7. Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 29 November 2022 09: 07
    +3
    The German Bundeswehr faced a serious shortage of ammunition

    and this is translated into Russian as follows - "print more euros to pay for new orders and arms deliveries", arms concerns rub their hands in anticipation of new orders
  8. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 29 November 2022 09: 08
    0
    According to available estimates, in the event of a war, stocks will last only a few hours, or at best a couple of days.

    And if tomorrow the Poles hit Germany, then the day after tomorrow a Polish eagle will hang over the Reichstag.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 29 November 2022 10: 03
      +1
      According to available estimates, in the event of a war, stocks will last only a few hours, or at best a couple of days.
      And if tomorrow the Poles hit Germany, then the day after tomorrow a Polish eagle will hang over the Reichstag. [quote = tihonmarine]
      But they didn’t count about it! )))
    2. Egeny
      Egeny 29 November 2022 12: 16
      0
      I think that the Red Flag will hang, our "Russian" Germans will not allow the Poles.)
  9. Uprun
    Uprun 29 November 2022 09: 09
    +2
    Breshet. The truth is known to those who are supposed to, but it is under the heading of secrecy. The regional committee will order, give the last, it's a servile business.
  10. Boniface
    Boniface 29 November 2022 09: 13
    0
    Eh! Great is the temptation to repeat the feat of great-grandfathers to reach Paris, the feat of grandfathers - to reach Berlin!
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 29 November 2022 10: 05
      +1
      Quote: Boniface
      Eh! Great is the temptation to repeat the feat of great-grandfathers to reach Paris, the feat of grandfathers - to reach Berlin!

      Enough for our century, at least to restore the GDR.
    2. Egeny
      Egeny 29 November 2022 12: 19
      0
      Let's go, Bonya, let's go. (But the administration doesn’t consider sarcasm to be specific? A short, damn it, comment. Well, I made it longer)
  11. aszzz888
    aszzz888 29 November 2022 09: 26
    +1
    According to available estimates, in the event of a war, stocks will last only a few hours, or at best a couple of days.

    - the observer emphasized.
    The "observer" is lying. Who will tell him the exact secret (I hope that they also have secret) data.
  12. kor1vet1974
    kor1vet1974 29 November 2022 09: 26
    0
    And without cheap Russian gas, ammunition for the Germans will come out "golden". Military spending will increase, social programs will be reduced several times, including for emigrants ..
  13. Illanatol
    Illanatol 29 November 2022 09: 29
    0
    The German army cannot use simple ammunition, but only with a low content of harmful substances in order to minimize the "negative impact" on the health of military personnel.


    Yes, the descendants of the true Aryans were crushed. Even if the smell of gunpowder began to be poorly tolerated.
    Not an army, but a boarding school for noble maidens ... or noble transgenders, adjusted for the trends of the times.
  14. evgen1221
    evgen1221 29 November 2022 09: 31
    +4
    Can't believe they don't have anything left. Rather, there is nothing left that could be given away for free.
  15. coinsam
    coinsam 29 November 2022 09: 37
    +2
    Well, a completely solvable problem, you just need to reopen a few factory lines, or mount them and run them. Warehouse stocks could indeed run out, simply because they had not been replenished for a long time, and they could not count on a war of this kind of intensity.
  16. Amateur
    Amateur 29 November 2022 09: 43
    0
    Why does the Bundeswehr need ammunition? The Americans of Germany have already occupied, Russia and Germany for the fourth time (1756-1763, 1914-1917, 1941-1945) will not fight if they themselves do not climb, and the Chinese still have other tasks. fellow
  17. alexey_444
    alexey_444 29 November 2022 09: 48
    0
    This is good, let them spend it, less money will be left for the well-being of citizens, if before the eiffel tower smelled of sanya, now it will be everywhere. They are still no warriors, in a couple of years we will reduce the ukrovermacht to a pocket army and we can conclude peace.
    1. Vladimir80
      Vladimir80 29 November 2022 09: 56
      0
      as long as the whole world supplies them with resources for "zeros in the computer", nothing will get worse for them!
      1. alexey_444
        alexey_444 29 November 2022 13: 05
        0
        It has already worsened, otherwise they would have supplied more, everything is known in comparison
  18. spirit
    spirit 29 November 2022 10: 55
    0
    The USSR collapsed not so long ago, that in 20 years all the ammunition was gone? Oh, I don’t believe in these fairy tales.
  19. I dare to_notice_
    I dare to_notice_ 29 November 2022 11: 04
    0
    That's fine...
    Well, at least one ... "for myself" ... I hope they left it?
  20. iouris
    iouris 29 November 2022 14: 18
    0
    Yes, they have everything (but not for everyone and not always).