The confrontation between Russia and Ukraine is highly profitable for American weapon manufacturers, according to a study by the Associated Press that was released on September 10, 2022. According to Press TV, “huge increases in purchase orders for US armament being allocated for Ukraine’s military” had been made.
The High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), which many Western military analysts have suggested to be a game-changer in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, have reportedly been requested more frequently by the Pentagon, according to US military officials.
On September 9, the officials announced that the US Under Defense Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment, Dr. William A. LaPlante, said the Pentagon has been working with the defense sector to increase weapons manufacturing in order to meet domestic and foreign demand for various weapons.
In addition to predicting future gains in foreign sales, LaPlante pointed out that the US needs to replace the HIMARS systems it dropped on Ukraine.
The Pentagon stated that it is currently replacing $7 billion worth of equipment and weaponry that were delivered to Ukraine very quickly. Of those weapons, roughly $1.2 billion already had been contracted, with Stinger missiles receiving about half of the funds.
In addition to the $6 billion allocated by Congress for the purchase of weapons and equipment from the arms industry with the intention of transferring it to Ukraine, a total of $12.5 billion has been set aside by Congress for these replacements.
A significant portion of the money is being used to make investments in the defense industrial base so that businesses can expand or speed up their manufacturing processes.
To eventually communicate a strong and consistent demand to our business partners, LaPlante stated, “We stay determined to get things on contract as rapidly as possible.”
The US military had been covertly providing the Ukrainian army with High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile systems (HARM) for some time, according to a senior Pentagon officer who made the revelation in August. These missile defense systems are designed to interfere with Russian radar systems.
“When we first made the initial HARM missile availability announcement, the way we described it in the statement was vague.” The official said, “We explained that we were offering a counter-radar tool.”
The US has given Ukraine $9.1 billion in military assistance so far during the “special military operation” stage of the Russo-Ukrainian war, which started on February 24, 2022.
More military assistance won’t influence how this fight turns out. In actuality, it will result in more needless bloodshed. In addition, according to BLP, Russia is prepared to take the fight to terrifying new heights if the US keeps stepping up its military assistance to Ukraine.
Russia and the Collective West will surely be considerably closer to a nuclear conflict if there is further escalation on their part. In this situation, restraint is very critical.
Author: Steven Sinclaire