Thursday, January 26, 2023

US Army Ramps Up Artillery Production (Update)

Ukrainian servicemen fire a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun toward Russian positions, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, on a frontline near Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine January 24, 2023. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak  

Defense News: With demand high in Ukraine, US Army ramps up artillery production 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is rapidly moving to expand its domestic production capacity of 155mm artillery shells, according to the Army’s acquisition chief, as Ukraine uses thousands daily fending off Russia. 

U.S. defense officials said last year Ukrainians expended roughly 3,000 rounds a day, while a Pentagon fact sheet issued this week said the U.S. government has already sent over 1 million 155mm rounds to the country. 

Prior to the war in Ukraine, the U.S. could build about 14,400 155mm artillery shells a month. But as Ukrainian forces burn through the ammunition for howitzers sent to the country, the U.S. is hoping to ramp up production to roughly 90,000 shells a month, according to a New York Times report this week.  

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WNU Editor: Ramping up production to roughly 90,000 shells a month is small when compared to Russia expending 20,000 artillery shells per day.

 US Army Ramps Up Artillery Production (Update)

Ukraine is burning through artillery shells. Now the US is increasing production by 500% -- Business Insider  

Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine -- NYTimes  

New York Times: Pentagon to increase artillery production by 500% for Ukraine -- Kyiv Independent


fazman said...

No its not small at all , Russians use artillery as the equivalent as carpet bombing , creating a lit of craters and little else . The use has always used artillery incredibly accurately, using artillery as a shield .
There is no reason to beleive that this skill has not been passed to Ukrainian gunners

Anonymous said...

Comrade Trump says this:
Trump blasts Biden over tanks for Ukraine and calls for end to ‘crazy war’ to repel Russian invasion

Anonymous said...

"build" artillery shells.

it's like when people say "harvest" deer, bear, trees.

cult language.

Anonymous said...

Article says a lot and says nothing.

Do you know what the break down of type and quantity?

What about the fuses?

What about the Charge bags

this is all part of the round.

We may and, just may, assume that they will change the production line over to DPICM and HE, with some RAP rounds thrown in. But define "production" does that include inspection time and prep for shipment? Like I said

The article says a lot and says nothing.

You know why?

Because nobody is going to check behind it.