Media: Ukraine left NATO almost without a million shells


The efforts of the North Atlantic Alliance to provide the Ukrainian armed forces with ammunition have led to the fact that the arsenal of NATO itself has begun to steadily decline. Practice has shown that in real combat operations, the Western bloc is not able to provide itself and its allies with a sufficient number of shells.


Thus, since March, the United States has shipped about 840 155-mm howitzer shells to Ukraine. At the same time, the annual volume of production of these munitions in the United States itself is about 30 - about the same amount that the Armed Forces consume in two weeks of a military conflict. Therefore, according to the CNBC resource, only shells for the internal needs of the US Army remained in the reserve of the American defense department.

A similar situation develops with regard to missiles. Washington sent 8500 Javelin man-portable air defense systems to Kyiv, and the Pentagon needs about ten years to restore such a volume of MANPADS, producing 800 units a year.

Due to the lack of such ammunition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are forced to limit the use of 155 howitzers and Javelins with Stingers, using mainly smaller-caliber shells and HIMARS missiles. However, the latter also come to an end.

Meanwhile, the United States plans to allocate another 18 HIMARS installations to Ukraine, while they will be delivered within two years and only to replace the destroyed ones. With the most optimistic calculations, the United States military-industrial complex will be able to produce from 24 to 96 complexes per year. The American industry is capable of seriously increasing the production of such weapons only with a complete transition to a military footing.
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  1. Mobius Offline Mobius
    Mobius 3 October 2022 13: 09
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    Due to the lack of such ammunition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are forced to limit the use of 155 howitzers and javelins with stingers, using mainly smaller-caliber shells and HIMARS missiles. However, the latter also come to an end.

    Eh, MO, MO... What is it?

    Why do missiles end earlier than the launchers themselves?
    Why are they still shooting?

    With this, you certainly won’t be able to get away with it, referring to the small number of forces (infantry) ...
  2. Human_79 Offline Human_79
    Human_79 (Andrei) 3 October 2022 13: 27
    +1
    This is not a problem for long. Now European and American business is reorienting there and instead of products that are no longer particularly needed, they will produce more needed products (military equipment, shells, missiles, gun barrels, etc., etc.).
    And when they start releasing it, then they will come here themselves!
    Conclusion: the war cannot be dragged out for more than 2 years.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 3 October 2022 13: 37
      +7
      Quote: Human_79
      Conclusion: the war cannot be dragged out for more than 2 years.

      Do you want to wipe us, Donbass, from the face of the Earth?
      The war has already been going on for more than 8 years, plus, you "juggle" the territories, easily and naturally handing them over to the enemy like strangers.

      What will remain in the place of our cities, villages and settlements, after a series of assaults - "took-gave, took-gave" ...

      Such planning , " for years " , is the intention of the SCAINERS .
      1. Human_79 Offline Human_79
        Human_79 (Andrei) 3 October 2022 14: 48
        0
        There our generals said we will go in now and all the enemies will scatter! And what?
        Remember the Great Patriotic War. How long have we learned to fight? Only in the second half of the second year of the war did they begin to fight and plan military operations more competently. And only in the third year, having “saturated” our troops with more modern weapons, pulled up the military industry and gained experience in the war, we began to win. There were many other things that our country has learned. It was a bitter experience, on the blood.
        Now we are learning again. I may be wrong, but looking at recent years, I see one thing - our army can win a small war, but, unfortunately, it does not pull a big one, dragged out for years and fought over a large territory. Lots of mess, etc. etc.
        And about the Great Patriotic War - as I read the following:
        The first year - we learned to fight!
        The second year - we learned to retreat correctly!
        The third year - we learned to win!
        It is bitter to write all this, but it is better to know that a lot of work needs to be done for Our Victory.
        Since "that" side believes that it should not lose in any case!
        And she will do everything for this!
        Therefore, We must all try for this!
        If you cannot go to war, then help financially those who went to war.
        1. Corsair Offline Corsair
          Corsair (DNR) 3 October 2022 15: 18
          +7
          Quote: Human_79
          Only in the second half of the second year of the war did they begin to fight and plan military operations more competently.

          Do you take into account WHO led the country in 1942, and what kind of country was it?

          Do you really think that Putin is capable, will be able, will decide, to put "Order 227" into effect?
          1. Human_79 Offline Human_79
            Human_79 (Andrei) 3 October 2022 15: 54
            +1
            The main thing is that THEY do not decide to suddenly surrender or HIS entourage does not want to make a coup!
            Well, Stalin, like his entourage, at one time also did a lot of bad things. But at least they didn't want to give up. But the current Top is only thinking about rolling back, since it keeps repeating endlessly: “We are ready for negotiations!
            1. Corsair Offline Corsair
              Corsair (DNR) 3 October 2022 17: 09
              +5
              Quote: Human_79
              The main thing is that THEY do not decide to suddenly surrender or HIS entourage does not want to make a coup!

              It must be remembered that it was precisely the elite, the highest dignitaries and the generals, among whom were even relatives of the tsar, who betrayed Nicholas II ...
  3. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 3 October 2022 16: 49
    0
    Half sold to Africa and the Middle East
  4. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 3 October 2022 19: 46
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    Poor geyropa can’t already grind a blank, but synthesize dynamite!
    And what will happen next, closer to winter?