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Washington Post: US faces shortage of weapons for Ukraine

Washington Post: US faces shortage of weapons for Ukraine

The protracted hostilities in Ukraine have revealed a number of shortcomings in the strategic planning of the Pentagon, as well as in the military-industrial system of the NATO military bloc.

According to the Washington Post, the United States is facing depletion of stocks of many major weapons that take months or even years to produce.

US President Biden has already put Ukraine weapons worth more than $20 billion, of which $14 billion worth of weapons were seized from the Pentagon's strategic stockpiles. The remaining amount of 6 billion was used to conclude new contracts for the production of weapons and military equipment to compensate for the withdrawn weapons from the arsenals of the US Army.

There is also an acute shortage of ammunition for artillery of all kinds. Stinger's production lines have long ceased to function, as the systems available to Ukraine are considered obsolete. In the United States, they are trying to restart the production of MANPADS, but the post-COVID situation in the industry remains difficult, despite huge financial injections.

Delivery of the air defense systems promised to Ukraine will take a long time. Of the eight NASAMS planned for delivery, only two units arrived in Kyiv, the delivery of the remaining six has not even been made yet. They are expected to arrive in Ukraine within two years.

The United States is trying to encourage European countries to share their existing reserves more actively, and in the future to increase their own production capacities. However, even in Europe, the situation with stocks of weapons and ammunition is such that this issue is becoming more and more acute when discussed in the national ministries of defense.

However, with all this, the West is clearly not going to abandon its course of pumping Ukraine with weapons, even if it depletes its own arsenals.

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  1. evgen1221
    evgen1221 24 December 2022 14: 44
    And these are the states that allow themselves to calmly throw billions worth of weapons, and they run out of BC? Not even science fiction. But the lulling dezoy smells the strongest.
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 24 December 2022 14: 58
      That's it. A country where the population has more weapons than the population itself, where millions of cartridges are consumed daily. Shells. Well, yes, the production of shells will be more difficult than the production of cartridges. Just what is a projectile, a steel blank filled with explosives, where the most difficult part is the fuse spring, and if it is a sub-caliber projectile, then there is no fuse and explosives. Mines are generally cast iron casting in shape. Sophisticated technology is lacking. So in this case it is not a priority. As they write, they have problems with ukrov with air defense, but for some reason our planes do not risk crossing the front line. Correctly you wrote
      Quote: evgen1221
      But the lulling dezoy smells the strongest.
      1. dmi.pris1
        dmi.pris1 27 December 2022 16: 54
        These articles, which talk about the "shortage", "freezing", problems in the economy of ramchitan, are aimed at the target audience - believers in blowing their ears.
    2. Plate
      Plate 24 December 2022 15: 05
      Quote: evgen1221
      But the lulling dezoy smells the strongest.

      Yes, everyone here is misinforming each other. Out of interest, I read one article in an American newspaper in the summer. So they claimed there that the West blew Russia's information war to the fullest. In our country, at the same time, it has been argued and continues to be argued that Russia has blown the West through the information war to the fullest. And all right, if both sides would appoint themselves victorious. So no, both losers paint themselves. Moreover, both in the information war and in the issue of the number of weapons.
    3. Thrifty
      Thrifty 24 December 2022 15: 06
      They will drive the junk, made in the 60s, the M60 tanks have a lot in stock, and while we knock out this junk, they will make enough new weapons and ammunition, at least for themselves.
    4. Luka Nord
      Luka Nord 24 December 2022 15: 07
      There will always be cartridges and shells to kill Russians at the fuse .. Another men's crusade to Rus'
      Who did not understand this, that liber is stupid and a traitor
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 December 2022 14: 45
    Washington Post: US faces shortage of weapons for Ukraine
    Well, here again 25. That is statements that we will help as much as necessary. Then all of a sudden some newspaper will give out that there is a shortage in the United States, and Europe in general rakes out the last crumbs by the bottom of the barrel. And as a result, they continue to supply and allocate money. Bulgaria even managed to boast that it "opened the logistics" for the transfer of weapons to Ukraine. It turns out to be some sort of trick.
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 24 December 2022 14: 46
    Yes, they lie, having such a military-industrial complex they will do everything. Only you need money first, and in the evening there will be chairs.
  4. al3x
    al3x 24 December 2022 14: 48
    Yeah, that's why the patriots have already gone into action. And then what? Will the axes fly? All these statements about the depletion of warehouses are aimed only at making us lull our vigilance, so that we can relax.
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 24 December 2022 17: 10
      It fits perfectly into the attack scenario, bleed it, let it get bogged down in one direction without the possibility of pulling troops back without loss, then strike through Belarus, Finland (options). Yao is not an option for us because it’s all over, but if successful, both the Russian Federation and Ukrainians take the territory which will be taken away later. During the capture of the Russian Federation, ukrov are instantly destroyed as dangerous Utyrkov already for Europe. And voila rf hygiene forever.
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 24 December 2022 14: 52
    However, with all this, the West is clearly not going to abandon its course of pumping Ukraine with weapons, even if it depletes its own arsenals.

    The West understands - "If you do not give weapons to" cannon fodder ", then the owner will drive the Western armies into the trenches."
  6. RED_ICE
    RED_ICE 24 December 2022 14: 55
    Noodles on the ears. Don't trust them!!! Putin correctly said that Soviet weapons are ending near the west. The rest they have a shaft
  7. Fangaro
    Fangaro 24 December 2022 14: 56
    Oh, if only the years of production were true.
    What cannot be taken away from amers is business acumen. If Congress and the Senate allocate money, then there will be many companies in the states that quickly rivet whatever is required. Unfortunately.
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 24 December 2022 17: 33
      The Senate is part of Congress, one of its chambers.
  8. air wolf
    air wolf 24 December 2022 15: 04
    Not everything can be bought for US green wrappers laughing
  9. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 24 December 2022 15: 08
    Washington Post: US faces shortage of weapons for Ukraine
    belay Tell me more about the shortage of weapons for the United States ... Only then will we give a handkerchief. feel
  10. antivirus
    antivirus 24 December 2022 15: 09
    It is not said what they encountered: forehead or shoulder? In six months, the United States will surrender to us, because there will be nothing to fight against the evil Putin?
    Is Putin evil?
    There are no pigs in the USA.
    Remove sanctions from Mordashev and he will pile on the metal. To kill our guys in Ukraine.
    Money does not smell?
  11. Maks1995
    Maks1995 24 December 2022 15: 40
    "The United States is faced with a shortage of weapons for Ukraine"
    They write about it every week. And then about new deliveries
    So everyone is already used to such "Washington Post" ...
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 24 December 2022 16: 04
    Washington Post: US faces shortage of weapons for Ukraine

    However, with all this, the West is clearly not going to abandon its course of pumping Ukraine with weapons, even if it depletes its own arsenals.
    . Probably, but not yet obvious.
    We will look and do our own business, problems.
  13. Pavel_Sveshnikov
    Pavel_Sveshnikov 24 December 2022 16: 16
    All this misinformation is for the domestic American consumer. It is needed in order to cut a larger amount of money by purchasing weapons.
  14. ch28k38
    ch28k38 25 December 2022 15: 58
    As all stocks are depleted, it will be possible to take them with bare hands!
  15. Fangaro
    Fangaro 27 December 2022 21: 08
    This is bullshit. Just a populist headline and text. Unfortunately.
    There will be money and all companies producing weapons will introduce a three-shift work. They will increase the salary for the same ordinary Americans who do not care where their shells, tanks, machine guns go.
    They, ordinary Americans, will be the first to rejoice that their children were able to go to college, and more money was left in the family.
    Everyone there, across the ocean, and even in Europe, is not at all interested in what is happening in Russia and Ukraine.
    More work? Pay more?
    Move on.