Polish military commander: In six months, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will face a critical shortage of NATO-caliber ammunition

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Polish military commander: In six months, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will face a critical shortage of NATO-caliber ammunition

The Western allies of Kyiv openly spoke about the fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are too actively spending NATO-caliber ammunition back in the summer of last year. Now even the Pentagon is forced to withdraw ammunition from warehouses in Israel in order to send them to Ukraine.

In an article for Onet.pl, Polish war correspondent Marcin Wyrwal predicts that if the military conflict drags on, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will face a critical shortage of NATO-caliber ammunition in six months. But the worst thing for Kyiv is that enterprises of the Western military-industrial complex cannot establish their production in the required quantity in a short time.



The United States intends to increase the production of ammunition by 500-600 percent, but will not be able to do this earlier than in two years. Now the American military industry produces 15 155-mm caliber shells every month, while the Armed Forces of Ukraine fire about XNUMX shells every day. And this is without taking into account the fact that the RF Armed Forces cover Ukrainian warehouses with ammo almost every day.

At this rate, if the conflict does not slow down a bit – and Russia will do everything to prevent this from happening – around June, the West will have problems with ammunition. We don't have two years, we don't even have half a year

- complains a Polish journalist, noting that 15 shells of the Armed Forces of Ukraine "will be enough for three days."

At the same time, Vyrval continues, there are no signs that Russia may have problems with the production of ammunition. Moreover, Moscow is successfully implementing a program to increase the output of military products by Russian defense industry enterprises, which are actively moving to a military footing.

They actually have a lot of technology and three and a half times the population

- sadly sums up the Polish war correspondent.
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  1. +4
    February 3 2023
    In six months, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will face a critical shortage of NATO-caliber ammunition

    I think in a month .. They found 1 lam dollars in the sofa of the deputy minister of defense of the uroreich)))
    And Zelya has already officially entered the Forbes list.
    PS After the collapse of the USSR, Ukraine received weapons, becoming the second Army in Europe in terms of equipment and depots of ammunition and NZ equipment, allowing for 10 years to wage an intense war with the whole world
    Where is ALL? It’s not for nothing that hoookhly in the Soviet Army were usually storekeepers and quartermasters, such farmers you can’t beg for snow in winter
    1. +3
      February 3 2023
      Quote from Luka Nord
      Where is ALL?

      At ISIS. Why do you think Ukraine was in 4th place among arms sellers in the world, while not producing anything? What did they trade?
    2. +5
      February 3 2023
      No need to slander, he provided documents that this money was lent to him by an 86-year-old pensioner from Kharkov
    3. +2
      February 3 2023
      Zelya & Co is stolen primarily on the money that Ukraine receives. Ukraine does not receive money for armaments - they go to Western enterprises of the military-industrial complex (work on reactivation / restoration, release of a new one), logistics companies (no one will be lucky for free), to the budgets of the Ministry of Defense (if the equipment is transferred from their balance. UG steals money that the West forced transfer into her hands - money for the functioning of the state in the conditions of a destroyed economy: for salaries of budget employees, for the purchase of the same eggs for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, etc. Here, Ukrainians either double the price of goods (as was the case with products for the Armed Forces of Ukraine) or begin a large-scale reconstruction of roads. Well, the third scheme, of those that are well known - the sale of humanitarian aid incoming to the population. Although yes, weapons can also be sold, it just won’t work on a large scale.
  2. +1
    February 3 2023
    What is so difficult in the production of shells - CNC lathes is not?
    1. +2
      February 3 2023
      This is money from the budget: and deliberately thrown away.
    2. +4
      February 3 2023
      What is so difficult in the production of shells - CNC lathes is not?
      Yes, there is nothing complicated. But here are small microcircuits that weigh less than a gram and are produced in billions of pieces per month, and then a shortage has formed, they cannot arrange a quick release to meet demand, the 3rd year has probably already begun. And you say what is difficult in shells. We were told that you would work in 2 shifts and ours said ok. In the USA, this will not be allowed, and the salary will be immediately required to be raised by 2 or even 3 times, the projectile will become gold. But there is also logistics, there, too, people are not sitting on the priest, but working, and pushing them extra thousands of tons is not so easy. Yes, and Iron must be purchased, and contracts for the supply of blanks are scheduled for 3 months in advance. And so with every plug and seal. In this world, everyone works at the expense of credit funds and no one works for a warehouse, well, maybe a very small part. And to promote production, buy new machines, in order to think in half a year what kind of work to load these machines, and what to do with the workers from these machines, no one will.
    3. +3
      February 3 2023
      shell problems are current and far-fetched in the future. Chatter about this is an attempt to calm down, relax Russia
  3. +5
    February 3 2023
    In six months, NATO will face a critical shortage of Ukrainians. That's what you brutes head should hurt. We'll have to fight ourselves, we won't be able to hide behind the hohyat backs. Due to the departure of such spins on an indefinite "vacation" or on the run.
    1. +4
      February 3 2023
      They will gather Ukrainian rabies all over Geyropa, right on the ground they will quickly teach "something and somehow" ©, and send them to / to, seize the Nenka Ukraine. There are about 10 million of them, of which no less than a million are males of military age. Quite a grave resource.
  4. +3
    February 3 2023
    All this is wonderful BUT it seems to be lying pshek. USA - 15 thousand, and how much Germany, England, etc. will add production, because this is a lot of money, they will not let such deliveries go, most likely it whines that something breaks off in supplies to Poland ... A hyena is a hyena
  5. 0
    February 3 2023
    It's not as bad as the media makes it out to be.

    Ukraine monthly uses up to 40 155 mm artillery shells (we get about 480 per year), while the total production of such shells in Europe is about 300 per year, notes the owner of Czechoslovak Group AS (in 2022 it produced 90 thousand . from this volume). In 000, CGAS will fire at least 2023 thousand 100-mm shells.

    The Norwegian-Finnish Nordic Ammunition Company (Nammo) received 2023 times more orders for artillery shells for 10.

    Rheinmetall chief Papperger: "We can produce 240 tank rounds (000mm) a year, more than the world needs." He added that the production capacity of 120 mm artillery shells could be increased to 155-450 per year (000 tank and artillery shells were produced in 500). Rheinmetall AG has filed a €000bn bid to buy Spanish ammunition manufacturer Expal Systems SA, which Rheinmetall will do largest manufacturer of both types of ammunition in the world. Rheinmetall is also considering launching a new gunpowder factory, possibly in the East German state of Saxony, but an investment of between 700 and 800 million euros should already be funded by the central government. Papperger noted that the plant is necessary, since a shortage in the production of special gunpowders could be a bottleneck and slow down efforts to increase the production of tank and artillery shells.

    The USA in 2022 produced more than 170 thousand 000-mm shells.

    South Korea sold 100 shells to the United States (delivery in 000). There will be an exchange here rather - the shells will go to the US warehouses, and the Yankees will send their shells to Ukraine. Unless, of course, Korea will be stubborn.
    1. +1
      February 4 2023
      The key word in all of this is "CAN". But in real life, you need to get guaranteed orders from the state, an advance payment, the state must lend to these plants, and so on.
  6. 0
    February 3 2023
    At this rate, if the conflict does not slow down a bit – and Russia will do everything to prevent this from happening – around June, the West will have problems with ammunition. We don't have two years, we don't even have half a year

    The main supplier of ammunition ashore - usa. The fact that the United States is hiding stocks 50 years ago does not mean that the situation is critical, it means that we have to wait a few months until the production of new shells in huge quantities is established (50 thousand shells per month)
    And whatever the shell shortage does not happen, the United States is increasing the production of shells, by the summer there will be enough of them for the needs of the Armed Forces.
  7. +1
    February 3 2023
    Polish military commander: In six months, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will face a critical shortage of NATO-caliber ammunition
    . That's all logical ... the "allies" want to EARN, to have loot, and not get into a situation of overproduction and excess capacity, for the production of ammunition and other things !!! Onizh DO NOT FIGHT!!! They EARN!
  8. -1
    February 3 2023
    It seems that there were reports about the beginning of the production of shells at the enterprises of Slovakia / Czech Republic?

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