Top generals warn that allies — Canada included — are running dangerously low on artillery shells.
“I am very concerned about our ammunition stocks,” said Eyre. “NATO high-readiness forces ask us to have what’s called 30 days of supply.
“If we were to consume munitions [at] the same rate that we’re seeing them [fired] in Ukraine, we would be out in some cases in days and it would take years to restock.”
In a rare admission, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has gone public about the reduction in the supply of artillery shells to Ukraine, telling reporters that deliveries of the munitions have “really slowed down.”
The 155mm artillery shells are arguably the most important munition for Ukraine in its war with Russia.
Ukraine is firing shells faster than can be supplied. Can Europe catch up?
Artillery has dominated the war in Ukraine. But nearly 18 months in, a significant gap still remains between the shells Ukraine wants and how fast European and American factories can supply them. And concerns are rising that Europe’s patchwork of arms manufacturers is ill-suited to meet these needs.
Israel buys tens of thousands of 155mm shells as global demand jumps.
The $60 million deal with Israel’s Elbit Systems comes months after the US reportedly pulled 155mm shells from pre-positioned stocks in Israel.
JERUSALEM — Israel’s Ministry of Defense is procuring $60 million-worth of 155mm artillery shells, in a deal meant to shore up Jerusalem’s access to the shells that have proved crucial to the fight in Ukraine.
The deal with Israel’s Elbit Systems, announced July 31, comes months after the US reportedly removed some 300,000 155mm shells from stocks in Israel to give to Kyiv — stocks that are owned by the US but positioned in Israel and can be accessed by the Israeli military in case of emergencies.
Info I’ve taken notice of recently.
Russia is buying back 100 war helicopter engines.
Russia Buys Back Helicopter Engines from Partner Countries
Aviation Egypt Helicopters Mi-8/17/171 Russia World
Moscow is asking for the return of more than a hundred previously sold engines from Egypt, Pakistan, Belarus, and Brazil.
Sources told The Wall Street Journal that when the Russian army lost dozens of helicopters at the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, Russia turned to Egypt for help.
Russia is making quantities of its T80 tank which is fast and manurable and designed for snow.
T-80BVM Model 2023 – Many Upgrades And Ready To Fight.
Factories working 24/7 have been for more than a year.
Russian Defense Chief Says Military Factories Working ‘Around the Clock’
Huge new factories built.
Satellite Images Suggest Russia Is Ramping Up Production Capacity For Its War Against Ukraine.
An analysis of satellite images by Schemes, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian investigative unit, suggests that Russia is actively building up its capacity for weapons production and developing new factories as its full-scale invasion of Ukraine enters its 21st month with no sign of an end in sight.
From warplanes to combat helicopters to military drones and guided munitions, the facilities are a mix of state-run military factories, public-private partnerships, and civilian-operated dual-use enterprises that manufacture and repair equipment and ammunition for Moscow’s grinding war effort.
Economy on war time setting.
Russia’s Industrial Production Moves To A War Footing As Growth Is Up 6.5% In June.
WONDER WHAT THEY ARE UP TO?
h/t Mad Kelly