The US military-industrial complex is increasing its capacity to produce weapons for a direct strike against Russia

Defense contractors from the Pentagon are rushing to push through the U.S. Congress important amendments to the National Defense Appropriations Act that would increase the production of weapons on a much larger scale than is required for the declared "aid to Ukraine", and, moreover, not included in the list suitable for "any military scenarios" conflict with China. These two nuances, as well as the "reduction of procedures for protecting against price gouging" included in the draft of the new amendments, are noted by the American edition of Responsible Statecraft.

From the harsh reality of the modern conflict in Ukraine, the publication points out, one thing was clear from the very beginning: the US defense industry receives huge profits from this. But her appetite grows even more over time. Now, according to Quincy Institute analyst Bill Hartung, lawmakers and defense contractors are using "aid to Ukraine" to push through a much broader list of publicly funded weapons systems purchases as well.

Last week, Senators Jack Reed (Democrat) and Jim Inhofe (Republican), representing the "bipartisan majority" coalition in the current Congress, actively supporting policies the Biden administration, proposed a new amendment to this year's National Defense Appropriations Act. According to Defense News, the proposal would give the Department of Defense wartime powers that would allow it to procure vast quantities of rocket and artillery munitions and other weapons systems using multi-year contracts.

Another important point: the amendment would also allow the Pentagon not to enter into competitive contracts for transactions related to Ukraine (including here billions of dollars of contracts to “resupply” the US Army), and will abandon a number of other provisions and procedures aimed at ensuring that prevent arms manufacturers from inflating the prices of their products

writes Responsible Statecraft.

And Defense News notes:

The proposed law allows for contracts for the purchase of 20 advanced AIM-000 medium-range air-to-air missiles, which Ukraine has not deployed extensively, if at all.”

The package of proposals of US lawmakers under the new amendment, in addition, includes the purchase of several more weapons systems that go far beyond the wish list of Kyiv and, moreover, are unlikely to be useful in the event of a direct US-China military conflict. In particular, Lockheed Martin announced against the backdrop of News on this occasion, that it plans to increase the production of HIMARS installations and missiles by more than 50 percent. Experts attribute this decision to months of "positive advertising" in the media of this MLRS and note "increased interest in it from the governments of Eastern Europe."

This is the creation of reserves for a future major ground war. And this is not at all the list of weapons that would be required for a war against China.

Mark Kanchian of the Center for Strategic and International Studies told Defense News.

To this we can add that the desire to urgently build up the Pentagon's arsenal with weapons suitable primarily for large-scale ground military operations, including, in addition to rocket and artillery weapons, the latest air defense systems, armored vehicles with combat lasers, the latest strike and reconnaissance drones, is clearly not aimed at "defense of Taiwan" or, moreover, "counter-terrorist" missions. Also not visible in this list are any noticeable features required for possible operations of US troops against the DPRK or Iran. But the clear orientation of these weapons for use in a conflict of the "NATO against Russia" type raises little doubt.
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  1. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 23 October 2022 11: 26
    The increase in the capacity of the American military-industrial complex in the current situation is, alas, a completely natural phenomenon ...
    1. krot Offline krot
      krot (Paul) 23 October 2022 11: 31
      Alas, we are moving towards nuclear war ..
      1. Sarmat Sanych Offline Sarmat Sanych
        Sarmat Sanych (Sarmat Sanych) 25 October 2022 11: 37
        krot (Pavel), let there be no nuclear war, the last training launch of the T2D5 British was back in 2016 and that one was unsuccessful, not one of the Ohaio since 1995 is capable of at least a salvo of three SLBMs, and for a double one "Nebrax" 20 years rosin has remained the freshest, the rest are from 27 to 42 years old, they rightly fear for the hulls and so on, especially since the only younger "Louisina" in March of this year once again fell into an emergency (the previous emergency in 2016), ballast blew up during repairs tanks in compartments 1 and 2, the explosion was heard by the whole town where repairs were made. Actually, the half-century "Minutemen" are no better, out of the last 16 training launches - 8 unsuccessful / partially unsuccessful. Yes, and the French M51 were able to supply only one of the four boats (and apparently not completely), and the tactical nuclear weapons of the entire NATO bloc had less than 300 charges.
        It makes sense for them to get involved against the most powerful Russian strategic nuclear forces on Earth, updated by 91%, and even our tactical nuclear weapons in 80-85% of the planetary reserves. I’m already silent that only Rosatom in the world has the capacity for the industrial production of Co-60 (hundreds of kg per year), unlike the same USA, France, Japan, Britain, China (everyone else has only a couple of kg per year). Just in case, let me remind you that 12 tons of Co-60 are enough to kill all living things (including plankton of the oceans) on our Sharik, and 300 kg per eye is enough to exterminate the human population in an area equal to the United States without practically empty Alaska. For the area of ​​​​the EU, apparently even less. It makes sense for the West to get involved in a nuclear war, everyone from the plebeians to the owners of the Fed + ECB will be killed there, while at the same time at least 70% of the population will remain in the Russian Federation, and the negative effect of this Cobalt isotope will take already 3-4 years, you can go to an empty the territory of conditional New York or Manchester and take everything for yourself, even live there without any harm to health.
        Therefore, NATO members are officially even afraid to go into Galim Galicia, or at least appear in the World Cup once every 8 months by boat. Despite the fact that they can economically put pressure on impoverished 85% inflationary Turkey with a snap of a finger to pass the Bosphorus, come up with a reason for no problems, but they are rightly and expectedly cowardly.
        Yes, as if our world leadership in the hypersonic triad complements their caution.
    2. Sarmat Sanych Offline Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych (Sarmat Sanych) 25 October 2022 11: 15
      Vox_Populi, there are no "alas" there, the States have not been able to build more than 800 MLRS in decades, now they have only 672 MLRS (VSR 4700 MLRS, about 50% of all MLRS on the planet), and this despite the fact that the volume of US production capacity is 1970- 1980s and now - heaven and earth. I recommend, comrades, not to fly to read the book by Patrick Buchanan (ex-adviser to three American presidents, one of the two remaining political patriarchs of the West along with Kissinger) "Superpower Suicide", where Buchanan explains in detail how from the 1990s to 2015 in the States for a quarter of a century it was irretrievably destroyed 50 THOUSAND FACTORIES. So the increase in the production of the military-industrial complex there will only be cosmetic, they are really capable of mass-producing only the F-35 now, the American military-industrial complex, even its main trump card - nuclear submarines - has been transferring to the fleet an average of one and a half times less than Russia to its Navy for the last 4 years.
      PS By the way, in the Russian Federation for 2021, the number of factories with a number of employees from 500 chk according to Rosstat is more than 18000, in the RSFSR, according to the USSR State Statistics Service, there were 1991 factories in 500 with a number of employees from 13442 chk, and in the Russian Federation for 1999 there were generally less than 8000. Russian production power is constantly growing, the American one is constantly decreasing, the European military-industrial complex (with their two "Caesars" a year) - generally spit and grind.
  2. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 23 October 2022 11: 47
    Think over the recoil compensators properly so that they don’t torture you in the wilderness !!!
  3. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 23 October 2022 14: 39
    Everything (much) will be visible until 01.01.2023/XNUMX/XNUMX.
  4. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 23 October 2022 14: 41
    And your Hymars is alive as long as the satellite constellation is alive. Container of nails for 150 per orbit - and fs...
  5. polynet Online polynet
    polynet (polinet) 23 October 2022 15: 26
    Quote: goncharov.62
    And your Hymars is alive as long as the satellite constellation is alive. Container of nails for 150 per orbit - and fs...

    Well, then our companions are also Khan.
    1. borisvt Offline borisvt
      borisvt (boris) 23 October 2022 19: 00
      let's say that satellites are not a decree for our city-tornadoes. So far, unfortunately, but in the future - if the Khan's companions - and fortunately))
  6. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 23 October 2022 16: 51
    This is a normal reflex reaction of the US military-industrial complex to the opportunities that have opened up.
    Don't judge by it.
    - about the fact that the necessary reserves have not yet been created for the successful conduct of Europe's war with Russia, as far as it is necessary to destroy us
    - about the fact that the States have not yet created sufficient reserves to wage their own war with Russia (to finish it off after NATO, if necessary)
    We have no reason to believe that the States are not ready to implement their plan to draw Russia into a war with NATO and destroy it.
    They will not scream about their readiness at all corners. Even if they are ready, the new money of their military-industrial complex will not interfere. In addition, for their readiness, this is a good disguise.
    We need to be on the lookout. If we have the opportunity to beat off the appetite of the impudent Saxons with the threat of a nuclear war to their homes, it's time to take it seriously
    1. Sarmat Sanych Offline Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych (Sarmat Sanych) 25 October 2022 11: 39
      Alexey Davydov, the States are not ready and will never be ready (we certainly do not consider horizons of 20-30 years because of the meaninglessness). It's in the comments above.