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Nevilledog

(52,146 posts)
Sat May 11, 2024, 12:16 AM May 11

The US Army is getting new 'Iron Fist' technology - thanks to Ukraine war aid

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/05/09/us-army-ukraine-war-aid-iron-fist-aps-m2-bradley-armour/

One thing many critics of US aid to Ukraine don’t seem to understand is that most of the money actually gets spent in the United States, very often on improved equipment for our own armed forces. For example, some Ukraine aid is being spent getting the latest Iron Fist “active defence” equipment into the US Army’s own armoured vehicle fleets much faster than it would otherwise arrive.

This is happening because the United States typically supports Ukraine by donating older weapons from existing US stocks, and then using the authorized “Ukraine aid” funds to re-equip US troops with newer weapons to replace those older weapons they just gave away.

Quite literally, the roughly $140 billion the United States is spending on Ukraine through the war’s first three years is actually funding a major modernization drive for the US military.

The US Army’s fleet of M-2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles is a great example of this counterintuitive dynamic. In exchange for giving away old M-2s to Ukraine, the United States is getting new M-2s hot off BAE Systems’ production line in York, Pennsylvania.

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The US Army is getting new 'Iron Fist' technology - thanks to Ukraine war aid (Original Post) Nevilledog May 11 OP
Works for me. Fla Dem May 11 #1
Best use of defense dollars flying rabbit May 11 #2
Good news for Danny Rand Jose Garcia May 11 #3

flying rabbit

(4,691 posts)
2. Best use of defense dollars
Sat May 11, 2024, 06:43 PM
May 11

that I have seen in my lifetime. Grind down a near peer foe. Live sandbox new weapons. Keep a country from being swallowed up by a shit regime. Win-win.

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