SF has obtained exclusive photos of the contract between the Ukrainian state-run company Spetstechnoexport and the American company AirTronic USA on delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine.
The specific contract is for the delivery of 100 PSRL-1 Launchers worth $554,575 USD.
The contract date: November 11, 2016.
The delivery date: April 8, 2017.
PSRL-1 (Precision Shoulder-fired Rocket Launcher) is a modernized version of the Russian anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher RPG-7. AirTronic USA launched a serial production of the weapon in the quarter of 2016. The company developed and now produces two modifications of the RPG-7: PSRL-1 (Precision, Shoulder-fired Rocket Launcher) and GS 777 (PSRL-2).
The weapons look like the RPG-7, but the usage of new materials allows for a decrease in mass while increasing ease of use.
The AirTronic USA launcher uses RPG-7 grenades. However, the company is developing guided grenades and increasing the effective range up to 2,000 m. Furthermore, AirTronic USA is going to develop new munitions, including thermobaric grenades and shaped-charge grenades, for the launhcher.
According to some reports, the launchers were delivered to the National Guard of Ukraine, including the Azov Regiment.
It’s interesting to note that according to the source of the photos, this delivery was an isolated case of the lethal weapons deliveries to Ukraine.
However, the contract and the delivery clearly violate US law, because the US legal bodies had not approved the lethal weapons delivery to Ukraine. Currently, Washington is still considering this option.
Some experts reached by SF suggest that the contract may actually represent an act of sabotage , part of the wider effort of the Obama adminsitration aimed at undermining US President Donald Trump and his declared policy towards Ukraine. The contract was reached very close to the moment when Barack Obama had to leave the White House. The contract was likely part of the ongoing campaign to undermine bilateral ties between the Trump administration and Mosow.
No matter what the reason was behind the decision, the lethal weapons delivery took place in April 2017.
According to the email received by SF, the source has all needed documents related to the contract and confirming the lethal weapons delivery. In this case, any independent investigation of the incident will reveal the fact of the lethal weapons delivery and confirm that the contract exists.
Wow , the MIC is able to copy a RPG-7….. Now we have to see if it works as well as the chinese copy of RPG-7
Now US is a copy country.
You’re talking about a private company that isn’t an entity of the US Government, VS nations that develop these as state-sponsored assets. The difference is night and day.
What rubbish. Firstly, such US companies require domestic export licenses to export such weapons systems to foreign nations – and secondly, such companies actually manufacture such weapons systems to explicitly tender for Pentagon export contracts to supply foreign nations. That is called corporate outsourcing – and is basic form of bureaucratic branch -industrial sector mutual cooperation. Night and day much…
Your reply makes absolutely no sense in regards to my comment. Requiring an export license has literally nothing to do with the development of this weapon system. My comment was clearly aimed at the prior comment “US is now a copy country”.
So, again, what are you talking about?
These weapons were developed by a private corporation, not the US government.
The US government is now tendering US companies to manufacture Soviet era legacy weapons systems – to supply to client states familiar with these systems such as Ukraine and client non-state militia’s such as the SDF in Syria. The Pentagon is doing this because they have sanctioned Russian companies and dealers, cutting off those direct and indirect sources of supply on the international market, yet the Pentagon still wants volumes of these weapons systems to supply to US clients in conflict zones. The Pentagon is now calling for US companies to manufacture a carbon copy of Russian PK machine gun system. You apparently know very little about what your government is actually doing, or how modern politics and market economics work – whereby a government makes a policy decision and writes tenders for corporate sector to respond – and then the government buys the product in volume – and approves their export licenses.
Since this weapon uses the RPG 7 round, they were able to skirt the laws because launchers with no warheads are not weapons………..
According to you, an automatic rifle is not weapon if it is obtained without rounds.
All US weapons are Peace Keeping tools ,lol.
All wars are diplomacy by other means. Both US and Russia being very diplomatic.
The US lost the art of diplomacy many decades ago. They have been beating up weaker nations for far too long as the School Yard Bully of the world.
You are a loser and a idiot
your are more idiot and more loser.
Blow me commie
I surmise that you are a Libtard somewhere in a Safe Space :)
Sorry asshole far from a liberal go crawl back under your rock loser
Sadly I cannot as its your personal safe space :) Like all to many Americans these days , you are in between a rock and a hard place and are too dumb to see the light, but such is life for a village idiot I suppose.
And what country are you from
I will let you choose :)
Worry about your county
So like I said, being very diplomatic.
ALL these weapons are needed by SDF and are wasted in Ukraine, which is nowhere near ISIS and has abortion rights already!
Actually, if its missing the magazine…
You really need to brush up on international weapon sales laws there bub….
Stop talking nonsense.
This is like the UK delivering machineguns to the KRG with just enough ammo to fire a few rounds and then… nothing. No more ammo.
And the UK chest thumping on how they supported KRG.
Yup, NR, dont forget whom is doing this, the Americans. Every time, every time an Orc, uses this against anyone in the east, shoot back, go inside Kiev and find anything that is uISISa officials, from Ambasade to NGOs head quarters, since they are CIA anyway, everytime they use this, go and fire one into the Americans amba pr similar.
Nothing else works on the scum of this earth. Send in some real good ones, few but armed, and I never understand and will never do that, when so called “freedom fighters” is slaughtering their own people, aka ISIS and now the Orcs from Kiev, but never have I read anywhere that this scums attacks those that makes this happen, the uISISa.
The only answer they understand is violence, and take your time, map em and take am out, one by one. Thats what I would do, send in some hunting party’s and let them hunt.
The scum is right in Moscow. As long as they play big boys along with the US against other small countries that do no harm to them like NK, they don’t deserve any better. Putin and the sleazy “brotherhood” have no right to complain. Hopefully, a few American nuclear bombs sent towards NK stray to Russian territory.
No one sane should hope for Nukes to go flying. Any nuke that drops anywhere in the world will effect every globalist nation in a negative way. Would be the equivalent of pissing in the wind. Nothing would be worth the recourse.
fuck you Belarus.
this must be so demoralizing. With this kind of capability expect the azov battalion to march all over Moscow any day Lol
Is there a signature of an american on the documents?
Yes ,there is from the firm in question.
Russia should take it to the UNSC and have the company sanctioned and charged.
Oh goody, more weapons for malorossiya
The Soviets did not apply for patents on their small arms weapons systems – indeed they gave the blueprints to their allies and clients to uniformly and effectively arm those within their sphere of influence. Since 1991 the various key Russian armory companies have been trying to claw back patent and licensing rights on these basic design configurations. But one of the downsides of his past Soviet industrial policy for the modern Russian economy, is many US weapons manufacturers use the Soviet era small arms designs without paying any royalties to the original design bureaus or parent companies.
All as usual: when an American action is contemplated publicly, you can bet it’s already underway covertly. And to think that the Trump administration actually has a policy on anything is–optimistic at this point.
oh goody, more trophies for malorossiya
Flat out stupid.. Ukraine can and should manufacture this themselves.. but there must be an enormous amount of ‘kick-back’ money .. in dollars to invested in US (like Miami) Real Estate (high-rise condos) with paying tenants (hookers).
If a country the size of Ukraine, a former nuclear power is having problem making their own RPG-7, they are beyond any help….
in this way, the manufacturer can charge 100 times the original RPG price to whoever pays for them be it the US taxpayers or the Ukrainian ones
The article clearly states the value, and it’s roughly $5500 per unit, vs $500-2000 for a Russian, or Chinese made one. You’re also gaining almost 3 times the effective range over Russian, or Chinese models.
Americunts break even their own laws.
i don’t want to generalize, but there must be some relation to the fact that most criminals, retards, rapist and scumbags detained in Europe in 18th century fled to the new world, either willingly or sent there by governments to serve their detentive sentences with slave labor.
LOL. You’d have a point but while Australia plays suck-up they don’t quite match the Americans for murder.
Again a fake “official” document produced by Russia? When will you morons learn to write proper English? Aweful English in the contract… would never pass as a real contract anywhere. You could have learnt from the last “official” document you produced from the American Embassy in Moscow…
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There aren’t so many reasons to doubt that the weapons were delivered. One way to find out would be to talk to the rebels – they would know if they were shot at with the stuff.
But it is pretty normal for the US to announce that they will do something – like develop a specific weapon, or delivering weapons to some ally – long after they already did so. The intention is to lure opponents into believing that it would take some years before said weapons would come on the battle field and not be prepared for them.
This will help Ukraine defend itself, seems like a good move.