Europe lacks the capacity to produce the required number of weapons

European enterprises of the military-industrial complex cannot provide the necessary volume of production of weapons, since a large number of weapons systems and ammunition are sent to Ukraine. The Wall Street Journal writes about it.

Thus, the Europeans, helping the Armed Forces of Ukraine to resist the Russian army, endangered their own security and the defense capability of the NATO countries.

According to the publication, the Kyiv regime is spending ammunition at a pace unprecedented since the Second World War. Thus, every month the Ukrainian armed forces use about 40 155 mm caliber shells, while Europe produces no more than three hundred thousand of such ammunition per year. Even if the military conflict stops right now, the Europeans need about 15 years to reproduce such large volumes of weapons at the current rate of capacity utilization.

Germany currently has stockpiles of weapons for only two weeks of combat confrontation. At the same time, according to NATO requirements, a member of the Western bloc must have ammunition for at least a month. For the production of the required number of weapons, Berlin needs about 21,2 billion dollars. However, the current budget of the Bundeswehr provides for these purposes in 2023 only 1 billion euros.
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 23 December 2022 20: 31
    they scatter and sell to the side more than they spend ...
  2. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 23 December 2022 21: 36
    It cannot be that the military-industrial complex of Europe could not multiply the production of shells and cartridges. Matter of time.
    1. zenion Offline zenion
      zenion (zinovy) 23 December 2022 21: 48
      Alexey Lan. So for these cases, the Capitalists created the United States a long time ago, so that it would provide everyone with weapons, almost for free. Are trillions money? So a trifle for the United States for one year, then again the war and new trillions.
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  4. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 23 December 2022 22: 24
    "During it" the USSR defeated Germany thanks to the mobilization of the economy and US assistance.

    Now these factors are working in the opposite direction. Especially because if the thieves mobilize, the outflow will not turn into an influx, but will only intensify. They don't know how to mobilize otherwise.

    History will now show what the soldiers of the Second World War fought for, as now - for patriotism and contrary to the Bolsheviks, or for Soviet power.
  5. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 24 December 2022 00: 02
    Russia should also choose priorities. In the Cold War, Russia needs military capabilities as a deterrent to NATO, in addition to tactical nuclear weapons.

    TNW is the means to end the war. Unfortunately, Russia will be forced to apply them very quickly after the start of the conflict. TNW does not give Russia room for political maneuvers, such as the escalation game - like we are not against a small war without nuclear weapons, as a challenge to NATO.

    Videoconferencing as a priority direction is hardly suitable. Aircraft no longer have that importance in conflicts. They are just carriers of weapons, and today weapons get to the target themselves and much better than by plane. In addition, Russia will not be able to compete with the NATO Air Force, not in quantity, not in quality.

    Russia needs an argument of a different nature. These are ground-based cruise and hypersonic missiles in very large quantities. In containers on trucks and on platforms of freight trains.

    Such an arsenal can be dispersed in peacetime (ready-made containers with 10 -15? missiles). When aggravated, they are loaded onto trucks and trains and dispersed throughout western Russia.

    There are a lot of critical targets in the EU, mainly in the field of high technologies (chip production, chip production equipment, computer centers, data bank centers and much more). Of course energy too.

    In general, it would be possible to have hypersonic targets far in Western Europe. And winged for targets behind the front line (Poland).

    A volley can be carried out in such a way that all, for example, 500 cruise missiles meet at the same time in one place and go further along the same route. Just like the Germans once realized that if you take all the tanks and put them in one place, then the enemy will not have enough anti-tank guns there. So here, in one place, NATO will not have enough missile defense. And if you still work out on the radar and launch false targets. Attack one region with one volley.

    An arsenal of 10 missiles will be that additional deterrent for NATO, Russia will get a field for maneuver, will be able to play for escalation.

    The missile defense and missile production race will be quite ruinous for NATO.

    By UAV. Practice has shown that cheapness and mass character are better than expensive, high-tech drones (they only drive the Taliban through the mountains). Perhaps there is a way to create something strategic here too. Like, for example, a drone rising on helium into the stratosphere, after which the balls are chopped off and the engine is turned on, with the help of which the device flies to the target (for example, England) (quickly or slowly, as it will be better in missile defense conditions), above the target everything that was connected with flying to this point, it also falls off and the device in the form of a warhead flies directly to the target (possibly with a jet engine). Top down. Cheap and cheerful, you can rivet a couple of thousand of these drones. There is no need for training. Just fill the balloons with helium or hydrogen, load the target, fill the engines with fuel and go.

    Perhaps this is the way for Russia in the context of confrontation with NATO. Assemitic weapons in very large quantities.
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 24 December 2022 14: 52
      There are a lot of mission-critical targets in the EU, mostly in the area of ​​high technology (chip production, chip production equipment, computer centers, data bank centers and much more). Of course energy too.

      It is enough just to shoot here - ASML is a Dutch company, the largest manufacturer of lithographic equipment for the microelectronic industry, which is also necessary for the manufacture of VLSI, memory chips, flash memory, microprocessors. And the whole world for a decade, and maybe longer, will return almost to the Stone Age.
  6. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 24 December 2022 01: 00
    European enterprises of the military-industrial complex cannot provide the necessary volume of production of weapons, since a large number of weapons systems and ammunition are sent to Ukraine. The Wall Street Journal writes about it.

    Do I need to remind you that during the war you should not rely on information received from the enemy.
    If the goal of the States is to play off us in Ukraine with Europe, then such stuffing, in addition to commercial benefits for the US military-industrial complex, may be part of a disinformation campaign that removes our doubts about more active actions in Ukraine. Our enemy is experienced and cunning. To implement his plans, he will use all the opportunities available to him.