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Analyst: the United States does not have enough money to replace military equipment

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Due to a shortage of funds, the American command has no real plans to replace earlier than 2030 tanks Abrams, the Bradley BMP and Paladin self-propelled guns, writes James Hasick, an expert at the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security, in an article for National Interest. His article cites RIA News.




“Many years ago, we were limited by technology, today we are limited by the lack of money,” Hasik quotes General Bassett, who buys ground weapons for the US Army.

The analyst points out that at the recent AUSA 2015 exhibition in the United States, “manufacturers presented cheaper, lighter vehicles” that “do not have the necessary protection against landmines and do not have adequate maneuverability”. He also notes that the Americans still "do not have a light high-precision weapons».

“The military is interested in compensating for the lack of firepower not only with missiles, but also at the expense of light tanks, like M8 Buford, which was also presented at the exhibition,” the author writes. “The tank was ordered by the army back in the middle of 90's to replace the M551 Sheridan model, but by the year of 1996, when the program was discontinued, the manufacturer managed to collect only six copies.”

The army leadership at the exhibition noted that the armed forces "have to deal with the creation of interference, cyber attacks and high-precision enemy missiles - threats that were not considered in the 2008 year." However, according to the expert, the generals should pay attention "not only to the innovativeness of the producers' ideas, but also to their feasibility, because when you have no money, you have to think."
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  1. bogart047
    bogart047 21 October 2015 12: 27 New
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    Yes, no one is missing ... such is life. Everything will never be enough.
    1. Temples
      Temples 21 October 2015 12: 28 New
      +7
      Many years ago we were limited by technology, today we are limited by a lack of money

      Tomorrow you will be limited by the lack of brains! wassat

      No money - no scientists and engineers !!!
      So get ready !!!
      Every day is not Sunday.
      1. Vend
        Vend 21 October 2015 12: 38 New
        10
        All mattress funds invested in US military achievements laughing
        1. Thronekeeper
          Thronekeeper 21 October 2015 12: 55 New
          +8
          All 700 gigawes of the budget (well, or not all, but 90%) were bitten by the famous terrorist Popil Ottatov.
          In general, how is it necessary to phallomorphize in order to say that there is no money when the military budget is equal to the total budget of the Russian Federation, tea houses, GB and Bundes? wassat
          1. g1v2
            g1v2 21 October 2015 13: 16 New
            +3
            So this budget mainly goes to social programs and the maintenance of 8 hundred bases around the world. Only the fleet is fully supplied - this is the main strike force and power of the United States. The states do not plan to fight on their land, and therefore a fairly small percentage of their ground forces is in a normal and alert state. If we spent as much money on MO as mattresses, then for a long time space cruisers would be in service with us, and not just aircraft carriers.
            1. Azitral
              Azitral 21 October 2015 13: 46 New
              0
              I think that they would make such medicine and education that any enemies would surrender. Militarily cheaper and more efficient.
          2. iConst
            iConst 21 October 2015 13: 19 New
            +1
            Quote: Thronekeeper
            Generally, how do you need phallomorphso that with a military budget equal to the total budget of the Russian Federation, tea houses, GB and Bundes say that there is no money?
            -Huge economy. Baz does not count. Ten aircraft bearing marine groups. Afghanistan, Iraq ... IG now really needs to be fucked ...

            People are jumping off the buck, they don’t just want to buy the treasury - they are also starting to merge! Byad ...
            1. Thronekeeper
              Thronekeeper 21 October 2015 13: 53 New
              0
              11 fleets. Which include from one to 3 AUG. The 6th fleet in the Mediterranean, for example, has 2 AUGs on a permanent basis and an operations group with George Bush AV (as you name the ship, it will sail) for reinforcement.
              With a significant depreciation of the role of aircraft carrier groups, we can say that our potential partners are doing everything through the Asiope. After the decommissioning of deck interceptors in 2003 and the arming of the Russian Navy and third countries of the Onyx and its clones / export versions 2012-2013 and 5th generation air defense systems, the AUGs turned into a police club from weapons of superiority. While the APRKSN Ave. Ohio rot at the berths, funds are not allocated to hunters and the conversion of strategic submarines into strike missile carriers. The bases are not as much as they seem. Basically, a terrorist Budget Expenditures are spent on corruption-based prodigy R&D in the Air Force and Navy and the maintenance of an “exceptional” aircraft carrier pipeta, which they do not measure with everyone.
              Dempsey and Carter have more than once been pushing through the reduction of amerflot, like suitcases without a handle, but this is the sacred cow.
              1. iConst
                iConst 21 October 2015 14: 19 New
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                Quote: Thronekeeper
                11 fleets.
                “Only six.”
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    3. 79807420129
      79807420129 21 October 2015 12: 38 New
      10
      So let them stand on the porch, maybe someone will give alms.
    4. vladnn2015
      vladnn2015 21 October 2015 12: 57 New
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      Quote: bogart047
      that is life

      But I will not pay for unhappy amers laughing
    5. vodolaz
      vodolaz 21 October 2015 13: 05 New
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      So they have a vicious circle: if not war, they have a problem with money and influence on the rest of the world, but as soon as the war starts, the money that is earned goes again to this war.
    6. marlin1203
      marlin1203 21 October 2015 15: 00 New
      +1
      What? Is the machine already smoking? laughing
      1. Private Starley
        Private Starley 22 October 2015 09: 07 New
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        clichés began to fade laughing
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  3. 75 hammer
    75 hammer 21 October 2015 12: 29 New
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    Many years ago we were limited by technology, today we are limited by a lack of money ------ It's high time to limit all your anti-human policies !!!!!! US must be destroyed !!!!!!
    1. rf xnumx
      rf xnumx 21 October 2015 12: 34 New
      +5
      Quote: Hammer 75
      Many years ago we were limited by technology, today we are limited by a lack of money ------ It's high time to limit all your anti-human policies !!!!!! US must be destroyed !!!!!!

      The main tribunal after Nuremberg so that it was
    2. Penetrator
      Penetrator 21 October 2015 12: 50 New
      +4
      Quote: Hammer 75
      US must be destroyed !!!!!!

      Do you want to destroy all 320 million US citizens? The bulk of the population seemed to have nothing to do with it, and the American political and financial elite is just the least affected by this option. And the true guilty puppeteers, on the contrary, will benefit. By the way, the whole of humanity will have to be very sour with the immediate destruction of the "world hegemon" - it will collapse with such a roar that it will crush everyone with debris.
      So, before throwing such slogans, one must at least elementarily turn on the brain, and not "go about it" with or without. And then no different from the meager Svidomo, who on the "Censor" call for the destruction of "rush-parashka"
      1. Sober
        Sober 21 October 2015 13: 02 New
        +4
        Unfortunately, there is more of patriotism than patriotism itself.
  4. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 21 October 2015 12: 29 New
    +6
    Oh come on money is not enough lol Was the printing press turned off for non-payment of electricity? good
    1. Sober
      Sober 21 October 2015 13: 04 New
      -1
      Yes, here ...
  5. vovanpain
    vovanpain 21 October 2015 12: 30 New
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    Well, where’s the money Zin? This is the country with the largest military budget. It seems like they are stealing, our stool with bl ... they seem to be indignant at their battalion.
  6. filalex79
    filalex79 21 October 2015 12: 30 New
    +5
    As usual, give money!
    1. venaya
      venaya 21 October 2015 12: 41 New
      +2
      Quote: filalex79
      Normally, "Give me money"!

      I completely agree with your comment. Once upon a time, reading an American tech. magazine, I came across an article where it was pointed out that the losses from "white-collar" crime, that is, from our corruption, exceed the losses of all other types of crimes. It is not for nothing that the USA has the largest Gulag in the world, and naturally, the world's largest corruption and crime as such.
  7. Denis DV
    Denis DV 21 October 2015 12: 30 New
    +2
    They will print, this is the USA!
  8. Mercury
    Mercury 21 October 2015 12: 33 New
    +1
    Yes, and why should they change weapons are still fighting with weak natives and Bedouins
  9. Atenon
    Atenon 21 October 2015 12: 34 New
    +1
    And they, that are so outdated, what would they urgently update?
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 21 October 2015 12: 39 New
      0
      First, give money, and secondly, when you scattered troops around the world, there will naturally be not enough money, which you were not rich. It can leave bases on strategic directions, then money and technology will be over the eyes.
      1. Sober
        Sober 21 October 2015 13: 06 New
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        Yes, the troops are something like, not their own, PMCs.
    2. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 21 October 2015 12: 51 New
      +1
      Quote: AtenON
      And they, that are so outdated, what would they urgently update?


      Yes, no, dear Victor, the equipment indicated in the article is quite combat-ready and has both an operational and modernization resource. In my opinion, it is like everywhere the desire to earn money on new purchases, and lobbyists of corporations that produce military equipment simply use the military for their own purposes. And, of course, not for free, judging by the latest "lamentations" of the representatives of the US military command.

      Something like that, Dear. hi
  10. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 21 October 2015 12: 34 New
    +3
    By the way, you always need to think, and not just when there is no money. There is nothing flattery for everyone with their values. Sit behind a puddle there and the World will become better.
  11. Decathlon
    Decathlon 21 October 2015 12: 36 New
    +2
    "... when you don’t have money, you have to think ..."
    According to this logic, Ukrainians are the most thinking nation, after Somalia, of course?! Yes, okay ...
    1. Sober
      Sober 21 October 2015 13: 07 New
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      I grinned.
  12. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 21 October 2015 12: 36 New
    +1
    Quote: treble 72019
    Quote: Hammer 75
    Many years ago we were limited by technology, today we are limited by a lack of money ------ It's high time to limit all your anti-human policies !!!!!! US must be destroyed !!!!!!

    The main tribunal after Nuremberg so that it was
  13. roskot
    roskot 21 October 2015 12: 37 New
    +1
    And cut half your military bases, and the money will appear ... Weak? The world will be calmer.
  14. Victor-M
    Victor-M 21 October 2015 12: 39 New
    +1
    “Many years ago we were limited by technology, today we are limited by the lack of money"- quotes Hasik to General Bassett, engaged in the procurement of ground weapons for the US Army

    laughing
  15. pts-m
    pts-m 21 October 2015 12: 39 New
    0
    now pin.do.sy will go around the world with outstretched hands and lamenting at the same time ... give the impoverished nation for rearmament ... this confirms the people's observation, whoever you will be led to (ukrin), that will be filled ...
  16. Wolka
    Wolka 21 October 2015 12: 46 New
    0
    Yankees, I need to eat and stick my nose into other people's affairs ...
  17. ArcanAG
    ArcanAG 21 October 2015 12: 47 New
    0
    Almost 600 billion military budget. How no money ?!
    What are they doing with this money?
    1. wasjasibirjac
      wasjasibirjac 21 October 2015 15: 36 New
      +1
      Quote: ArcanAG
      Almost 600 billion military budget. How no money ?!
      What are they doing with this money?

      the “stove” of the “fight against terrorism” was flooded and dollars were burned. under this business bucks can be attributed to wagons. in Syria trained 60 (SIXTY) people spending $ 500 million. believe yourself that you spent $ 10 on each student? in this case, the terminator, at the sight of such a “sodate,” must hide and sit, praying to the cyberday that they would not be found.
  18. iwakura
    iwakura 21 October 2015 12: 48 New
    +1
    In the US military budget, the phrase "we do not have enough money to replace the tank and armored vehicles" looks like a mockery. Other countries with budgets much more modestly should apparently complain about "we are missing enough to replace wooden clubs with new ones."
    But apparently such bad phrases are rolled among those to whom they are addressed
  19. Engineer
    Engineer 21 October 2015 12: 54 New
    +1
    These are just words that are far from reality: the U.S. military budget spends the main expenditures on the Navy, and there aren’t much reductions there: the construction of aircraft carriers and submarines is going according to plan, and the ordeal with Zamvolt was initially fat, since it did not prejudice the construction of the Berks. The USA has not been producing tanks for more than 20 years and it is strange that the “expert” does not know this, but in the USA all tank plants have been closed for a long time, there are only repair plants that are involved in the maintenance and modernization of equipment. And why, if any American is firmly convinced that Abrams is the BEST. And before the advent of Almaty, they had no reason to develop something new. In addition, I recall the recent results of the competition for the replacement of the Humvee, which, apparently in the opinion of the "expert", means a reduction in costs. The article is clearly custom-made and its purpose is simple to disgrace - to justify the allocation of new funds for new developments and procurement of weapons. It is strange that the author believes such stupidity intended for the American layman.
  20. sieras
    sieras 21 October 2015 12: 57 New
    0
    they have everything, just a cut of funds continues. only on a colossal scale.
  21. russmensch
    russmensch 21 October 2015 12: 58 New
    +1
    I read the post, looked at the table and realized that I did not understand anything.
    List of countries by military spending for 2014 according to SIPRI [1]
    1 USA 610,0
    2 PRC 216,0
    3 Russia 84,5
    4 Saudi Arabia 80,8
    Having a military budget less than 5 times the state budget, we don’t especially complain about a shortage, but should they be helped? What would the Americans say if we had such a budget? ... Would you completely dissolve the snot?
    I suggest they regret and sympathize ...
    1. wasjasibirjac
      wasjasibirjac 21 October 2015 15: 39 New
      0
      Quote: russmensch
      We have a military budget less than the state's almost 5 times not particularly complain about the lack of

      almost at 8. there was a table, the Amer’s military budget exceeds the total military budget of the TEN COUNTRIES following the USA (in terms of budget size).
  22. zadorin1974
    zadorin1974 21 October 2015 13: 11 New
    0
    Yes, you don’t have to take everything verbatim. Just still they freeze a couple of hundred lard on an anti-Russian wave. Americans don’t open their mouths for free. Look how they spread Europe with sanctions. (for ISIS carts) -and in the wake (lo and behold), General Motors went up the hill. So all these complaints are a complete fiction and a screen.
  23. Dr. Barmaley
    Dr. Barmaley 21 October 2015 13: 32 New
    0
    "... today we are limited by the lack of money," Hasik quotes General Bassett, who is engaged in the procurement of ground weapons for the US Army.


  24. afrikanez
    afrikanez 21 October 2015 14: 53 New
    0
    Yes, that the Americans would not have enough money for something, as it is not believed. The Fed will print as many as you like without any problems. laughing
  25. Kibl
    Kibl 21 October 2015 14: 57 New
    0
    The power-saw bench on the budget works round-the-clock, without lunch and in any weather !!! Keep Mericosa so !!!
  26. Steppe
    Steppe 21 October 2015 15: 32 New
    0
    belay Does the US have no money? But what about the printing press?
  27. BARKHAN
    BARKHAN 21 October 2015 15: 56 New
    +4
    I agree. Bablo is knocked out of taxpayers. And in general, Russia is just a present for the Pentagon. When the union broke up they were at a loss. They tried all the DPRK, Sadam, Benya Laden, etc. But all this is not the same scope, you do not gain much. And here again Russians! Though in a stripped-down Soyuz-light form, the bear has plenty of power. And let’s squeal - “Russians are coming!” And to Congress - “Money! Give money!” After all, they play with fire, earlings. All hope for our General Staff. Think, brothers, think!
  28. mamont5
    mamont5 21 October 2015 16: 43 New
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    Quote: bogart047
    Yes, no one is missing ... such is life. Everything will never be enough.

    Yeah, with the money and he can. You here (USA), try to create something sensible without money.
  29. BARKHAN
    BARKHAN 21 October 2015 18: 50 New
    +4
    Not enough money? That's nice. And to extend this state until 2050. And in general half of the American army should be located on the east coast of their continent. Looking longingly at the waters of the Atlantic Ocean ... The second half should do the same on the Pacific coast .. .Well, let the fleet patrol the Bermuda Triangle ... Then, the world will become calmer ... And Europe will reduce its ambition.
  30. andron72
    andron72 21 October 2015 18: 53 New
    0
    Yes, you just need to think with your head and not assholes .. laughing