The United States plans to supply Ukraine with a more advanced version of Abrams main battle tanks, but without classified armor packages that include depleted uranium, Politico reported on January 26, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Earlier this week, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. will send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. The president said that the tanks are being sent to “enhance the Ukraine’s capacity to defend its territory and achieve its strategic objectives” and that the military aid package is intended to “defend and protect Ukrainian land. It is not an offensive threat to Russia.”
Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh specified that the tanks would be from the M1A2 version and as they are not available in excess in U.S. stocks, they would be purchased through Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.
The M1A2 version is equipped with an upgraded targeting system, an independent thermal sight for the tank commander and a battle management system that allows information sharing.
The key feature of this version is, however, second generation depleted uranium armor packages. According to Politico, these packages will be removed from the tanks which will be supplied to Kiv forces in line with U.S. federal rules, which forbid the exporting of this classified armor.
One U.S. defense official told Politico that the Pentagon is planning to provide Ukraine with the M1A2 version in an “exportable” form. This means that the classified armor will be replaced with what is called FMS [foreign military sales] armor packages.
The main armament of the M1A2 is the M256A1 120 mm smoothbore gun, designed by Rheinmetall AG of Germany, manufactured under license in the U.S. by Watervliet Arsenal. The M256A1 is an improved variant of the Rheinmetall 120 mm L/44 gun carried on the German-made Leopard 2 on all variants up to the Leopard 2A5, the difference being in thickness and chamber pressure.
The gun typically fires the depleted uranium M829 armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot. It is unclear yet if these rounds will be supplied to Ukraine.
Rather than sending Ukraine tanks from its own stocks, the U.S. has said it is buying the Abrams from industry, meaning they won’t arrive on the battlefield for many months, or potentially years, given industrial constraints in upgrading them.
Washington hopes that the battle tanks will provide Kiev forces with an edge over the Russian military, who has been conducting a special operation in Ukraine for nearly a year now.
The U.S. decision to arm Ukraine with the Abrams was mainly meant to encourage European NATO states to supply advanced main battle tanks, namely the Leopard 2, to prepare Kiev forces for a counter-attack next spring.
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31 tanks to give an edge? You serious guys…
They have seen to much hollywood and think the tanks will have plot armor like in movies.
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You faggots fight like pussies and should poo tin more effort.
The jews really want their holocaust back, and Asians dont want a single jew left in Asia.
1. Clear out Ukraine, using slav commies, and any dumb ass mongol that wants to join in.
2. Force americunts and brits to clean up their own mess with their own blood, and any faggot nords who wish to join.
Germany Italy France should sit back and watch. The sins of the father only apply to those who inherit the sins of the filthy jew.
I can’t help but wonder, if you were part of Heinrich Himmlers SS, you type some hard-core Nazi Ayran Supremacist shit. But fuck all that! Russia 🇷🇺 #1! Z motherfucker.
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keep those arms up, more jewkrainians will die.
You’re a fat re-encator with your genuine Nazi underpants, an airsoft MP-44 and a spank-bank filled with pictures you took of your mom getting undressed.
Well, they can’t send soldiers to their OUN 2.0 proxy. “In an email sent out to service members on Monday, the Army’s recruiting office made it clear that the military is in atrocious shape, facing “the most challenging recruiting environment since the establishment of our All Volunteer Force In 1973.””
“they would be purchased through Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative”? Meaning, not a single dime for them.
No it just means that the US will lay claim to Ukraine legally fue to the incured debt they owe them. In other words, what ever state succeeds this current state of Ukraine, the US will declare that they owe them x amount of dollars for this aid in the future. It’s also to justify them sending things over seas, putting a price tag onto it to seem accountable domestically though a fictional numbers game.
Thats not how this scam works.
xiden gives ukraine billions in “economic aid”.
That money is coming back in purchases of “military aid”, these tanks.
Still, ordinary Ukrainians will soon enjoy quality of life similar to EU countries. Nice houses, good cars, free healthcare and education. As for citizens of Russian Federation – poverty, prison camps and russian made products…
Waar vind u in Europa gratis gezondheidszorg, in EU-land Nederland betaalt men ich scheel
Not even the evil empire trusts the present Ukrainian admin. With upgraded weapon sighting the nato patsy’s should have a better view of their approaching demise as it rushes towards them.
With these tanks taking absolute ages to arrive at the scrapyard now known as Ukraine, the war will be over and they will no longer be needed by the Kiev junta that ceases to exist.
I can bet that the Russian admin will be very interested in receiving some of these Abrams tanks for inspection. It will be interesting to see how these tanks stand up to a real enemy, with real commitment, real training, and real weapons. Up to now, the Abrams have been fighting tribesmen.
My guess? these tanks will never get to Ukraine.
LOS UNICOS RIVALES SERIOS DE EEUU EN EL PLANO MILITAR FUERON LOS ALEMANES EN LAS DOS GUERRAS MUNDIALES LOS JAPONESES HASTA CIERTO PUNTO Y CLARO LOS RUSOS POR ENCIMA DE TODO
Another meaningless gift particularly that it will take a long time before they show up in Ukraine (if ever).
The support for Ukraine is a joke. US/Nato/EU and particularly Germany are all losing big time. But, at this point, they cannot quit as they will have to deal with the shame of it all.
The US has been looking for an all-out war in Europe since 2014. The problem for them is that they are managed by idiots who thought it would be easy. Putin outsmarted them all. The same goes for China.
The U.S. will not get the wars they want to keep their supremacy over the world. They will just keep on sliding into nothingness with the remaining of Nato while the south will raise to the top.
Let’s be honest, the U.S. is the number one terrorist nation…by far.
Sometimes it seems to me thay everything is a joke, not only USA Nato military aid (not enough, in delay and so on) but also the fact that these vehicles, containers of missiles etc enter Ukraine as if they are boxes of matches easy to be hideen
Just more tanks to destroy, that is it, Russia will continue making Western countries weaker for as long as the West find interest and resources somewhere else.
Peru (n) is asking for weapons from Russia to be send immediately to crush the american puppets. ASAP!
Russia is going to fall apart just like the Soviet Union did – it has militarily and economically no chance against the US 😆😆😆
Ukraine will collapse as so will the dreams of neo con fools like you lol
The United Kikes Of Americunt is firmly committed to killing The Orthodox Jews of Krussia (and vice-versa).
Pope Jew Francis: faggots are not heretical like him
My poor boy I will exorcise demons from you with my holy water. You need to gargle it 3 times every day.
How many arms factories nato have?
How much production can these plants output.
This attrition war is in russias favor not nato, dumbass.
Russia can’t even build any modern weapons without Western parts and are you really comparing the industrial output of the US with a corrupted and technologically backward nation like Russia? 🤦♂️
What’s a “western part” that Russia lacks that has resulted in their inability to build weapons systems? Name one part, and the system that Russia does not have as a result, fuck-o.
He can’t name any thing. Remember, TomSawyer still believes Russia Ran out of missiles in the first few weeks. And still believes that Kiev is now at the gates of Moscow. Yet videos show missile production lines pumping off dozens of cruise missiles a day. The fact is, Russia has a stockpile that was 100x larger than NATO first perceived. Secondly, they still have loads in stocks.
A British defense think tank identified 450 unique microelectronic components in Russian military equipment left in Ukraine that appeared to be manufactured by U.S., European and East Asian companies.
Any report u can state that no Western components are used/ needed by russia anymore?
For civilian aviation it isnt working, car production working on low north korea scale with cars coming out of Museum rather than factory
Damn cocanie really must be a hell of a drug.
^has never tried cocaine
TomSawyer United States Washington defeated by Hungria aphgans and YouTube beliche “Rússia has no chance against ghe US?” Don’t be silly.
ESTARIA MUY BUENO UN MISIL PORTATIL MULTIFUNCION QUE SIRVA PARA DESTRUIR CUALQUIER TIPO DE TANQUES HELICOPTEROS O AVIONES ETC SEGURO SERIA UN ENORME GRAN MEGANEGOCIO GLOBAL PARA LOS RUSOS TENER UN ARMA ASI DE TIPO MANPADS
They will need to also send US Army maintenance crews to service those tanks.
There will be “foreign volunteer” operators.
Sure. Like Poles fighting in Ukrainian uniforms? Russian propaganda is hilarious 😆😆😆
It is fuck-o. Whereas Ukrainian propaganda is just sad and pathetic. Ghost of Kiev. Can you imagine how fucking backwards the Ukrainians were that came up with that story? Magical thinking retards. The thing that the Ukrainians have demonstrated very clearly is that they have no self-respect whatsoever. They don’t care that they’re exposed as grifters and liars, over and over. Ghost of Kiev. Just think about that. The fundamental disregard for others is what made them ideal disposable proxies. Ukrainian elites are very happy to flush their magical thinking underlings down the toilet to please their US masters, whom they rob blind at every turn.
“Polish army soldiers stood in tribute at Sztyber’s graveside Tuesday, an act that is meant to show respect for the fallen but does not reflect an endorsement of deciding to fight in Ukraine’s war, Puławski said.” https://apnews.com/article/europe-poland-warsaw-f4ecf2b1722f3ca04dbae74f370b34ea
It’s illegal but Polish soldiers are present at the funeral. You slimy cunts will literally say and so anything. Totrally unrestrained by the bonds of honesty and reality.
Tell that to the hundred of morning wives mothers and children of those silly Polish Mercs. Russia doesn’t need to lie. The truth is damaging enough to NATO haha.
The Ivan flathead gobnik’s couldnt tell the truth,even if their life depended on it.
Igor konashenkov prime example…how many % of Ukrainian airforce destroyed by now? 300 or are we at 350%?
Exactly, like that Navy SEAL who “went awol” then died in Bakhmut. Thousands of NATO mercs (mostly Polaks) just “resign” from the army or go awol, but in reality they get massive bonus and a promise they’ll be instantly accepted back (if they survive).
Jets will be definitely operated by NATO crews (and they will give them jets as well very soon).
if it used WE have to collect the round fucked up rthe DNA on my populus
Blowing one Abrams with 20kg TNT
Abraham absolves himself of jew.
55 tons of steel is blowing up by 20kg TNT
jew on jew attack is good on jew.
Biden pulled a fast one on Germany, so Germany would okay the delivery of Leopard 2’s…….Germany got played!
Too bad Zelensky won’t be driving one. He should give Biden and Scholz a personal tour to show them how these tanks will “win the war”.
Unlike Putin who is a afraid chicken, zelensky is visiting the front reguarly.
Putin even fakes Meeting of soldiers wives/ mother.
What a lousy pathetic coward.
Lol retard.Green screen is amazing you moron piece of shit.You fucking hero zhulenski visiting your dad not the frontline.Piece of shit with 35 iq
Lol yeah sure flathead. Just to Bad ur DüFaZ is afraid of gems, so he keeps sitting on gigantic Comedy tables and is nowhere near the front or even a green Screen.
The (US TRAINED ) Iraqi Army has this same variant of the M1 needless to say ISIS ( DAESH ) ended up with them
Tanks are overrated, I’m more concerned with airplanes, soon to be delivered as well….
Shitfront has the worst Moderators ever.
How heavy these will be?
Without the special armor, they have no armor.
Translation: No such magic armour exists.