Putin declares war in Ukraine, surprising no one

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anyone every go through the whole list and look at the deliberate progression? it reads like instructions on how to trap and wear out large game.

HE CANT STAY DOWN WITH THREE BARRELS! NOT WITH THREE HE CANT!


United States
announced that it will send Ukraine the following
President Barack Obama approved military aid for Ukraine:
  • Trained Ukrainian troops since April 2015 as part of JMTG-U (Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine)[606]
  • US$5 million of non-lethal military equipment on 4 June 2014.[607][608][609]
  • $75 million of non-lethal military equipment on 11 March 2015.[610][611][612]
President Donald Trump approved military aid for Ukraine:
President Joe Biden approved military aid for Ukraine:
  • 90 tons[clarification needed] of lethal military equipment on 22 January 2021.[625][626]
  • $125 million of lethal military equipment on 1 March 2021.[627][628]
  • $150 million of lethal military equipment on 11 June 2021.[629][630]
  • $60 million of lethal military equipment on 1 September 2021.[631][632][633]
  • $350 million of lethal military equipment, on 25 February 2022.[634][635][636]
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured Ukraine's foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba of unspecified further military aid, on 1 March 2022.[637][638]
  • $200 million of arms and equipment, including Javelin anti-tank missiles and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, on 12 March 2022.[639]
  • The White House said that before 16 March 2022, aid sent by the US included:[640]
    • 600 Stinger systems
    • About 2,600 Javelin missiles
    • Five Mil Mi-17 helicopters
    • Three patrol boats
    • Four counter-artillery and counter-unmanned aerial system tracking radars
    • Four counter-mortar radar systems
    • 200 grenade launchers and ammunition
    • 200 shotguns
    • 200 machine guns
    • Nearly 40 million rounds of small arms ammunition
    • Over 1 million grenade, mortar and artillery rounds
    • 70 Humvees and other vehicles
    • Unspecified amounts of secure communications, electronic warfare detection systems, body armor, helmets and other tactical gear, military medical equipment, explosive ordnance disposal and demining equipment
    • Satellite imagery and analysis capability.
  • $800 million in military equipment announced on 16 March 2022, funded from the $13.6 billion in aid signed on 15 March. The package includes:[641]
    • 2,000 Javelin anti-tank missiles
    • 1,000 light anti-armor weapons
    • 6,000 AT4 anti-armor systems
    • 800 Stinger anti-aircraft systems
    • 100 Switchblade drones[642]
    • 100 grenade launchers
    • 5,000 rifles
    • 1,000 pistols
    • 400 machine guns
    • 400 shotguns
    • Over 20 million rounds of small arms ammunition, grenade launcher rounds and mortar rounds
    • 25,000 sets of body armor
    • 25,000 helmets
    • Laser-Guided Rockets
  • $800 million of lethal military equipment, on 13 April 2022:[643][644]
  • $800m military package was announced 21 April completing the drawdown from the $13.6bn military and humanitarian funding envelope approved by Congress 15 March[648]
    • 72 M777 155 mm towed howitzer with 144,000 rounds of ammunition[648]
    • 72 artillery towing vehicles
    • 121 Phoenix Ghost tactical drones, a reduced capability alternative to the Switchblade quickly designed for export to Ukraine.[649]
5 May the California National Guard had announced it had donated 4,320 ballistic vests, 1,580 helmets and facilitated the delivery of 7 medical field stations to Ukraine.[650] 6 May another military package was announced worth $150 million:[651]
  • 25,000 155mm artillery shells
  • Counter artillery radars
  • Jamming equipment
  • Spare parts[652]
19 May 2022, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $100 million:[653]
  • 18 155mm Howitzers;
  • 18 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;
  • 3 AN/TPQ-36 counter-artillery radars; and
  • Field equipment and spare parts.
1 June 2022 another military package was announced worth $700 million High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition;
  • Four M142 HIMARS and ammunition
  • Five counter-artillery radars
  • Two air surveillance radars
  • 1,000 Javelin missiles and 50 Command Launch Units
  • 6,000 anti-armour weapons
  • 15,000 155 millimetre artillery rounds,
  • Four Mi-17 helicopters
  • 15 tactical vehicles
  • Spare parts and equipment[654][655]
15 June 2022 the twelfth military package was announced worth $1 billion;
  • 18 155mm M777 howitzer howitzers
  • 18 tactical vehicles for towing howitzers
  • 36,000 155mm artillery shells
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems
  • Four tactical recovery vehicles
  • Spare parts and other equipment
  • Two Harpoon coastal defence launchers without ammunition
  • Thousands of military radios
  • Thousands of night vision equipment and optics
  • Funding for training, maintenance, sustainment, transportation, and administrative costs[656]
23 June 2022 thirteenth military package was announced worth $450 million;
  • Four additional M142 HIMARS
  • 36,000 105mm artillery shells
  • 18 artillery towing tactical vehicles
  • 1,200 grenade launchers
  • 2000 machine guns
  • Two Small unit riverine craft
  • 10 Sea Ark Dauntless-class patrol boats
  • Six 40-foot maritime combat craft
  • Spare parts and other equipment[657][658]
1 July the United States government announced the 14th aid package for Ukraine including:
  • "Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)";
  • "Two National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS)";
  • "Up to 150,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition"; and
  • "Four additional counter-artillery radars." Some total $820 million in total.[659]
8 July the United States announced their 15th aid package valued at $400 million, the package includes:
  • 4 additional M142 HIMARS (bringing the number of HIMARS pledged to Ukraine to 12).
  • Additional HIMARS ammunition.
  • Additional 155mm artillery shells including "A new type [of] 155 mm artillery ammunition," A senior U.S. official said these shells offer a "greater precision" than ordinary shells. Not confirming if they M982 Excalibur the official said: "It offers Ukraine precise capability for specific targets. It will save ammunition. It will be more effective due to the precision."[660]
  • "Three tactical trucks"
  • "Counter-battery systems"
  • "Demolition munitions"[661]
22 July 2022 the United States government announced their 16th aid package valued at $270 million consisting of:
  • Four additional M142 HIMARS with ammunition, bring the number pledged to 16.
  • Four command post vehicles.
  • 36,000 105mm artillery shells.
  • Up to 580 Phoenix Ghost loitering drones.
  • Additional anti-armour weapons of unknown model or quantity.
  • Additional spare parts and other equipment.[662]
1 August 2022, the US has announced the 17th aid package for Ukraine, valued at $550 million. Including 75,000 rounds of 155mm and more HIMARS ammunition.[663]
8 August 2022 the US DoD announced the 18th military aid package for Ukraine:
  • Additional HIMARS ammunition
  • 75,000 155mm artillery shells
  • 20 120mm mortars
  • 20,000 120mm mortar rounds
  • Munitions for the NASAMS
  • 1,000 Javelin and "hundreds" of AT4 anti armour weapons
  • Claymore mines
  • C-4 explosives, demolitions munitions and demolition equipment
  • 50 armoured medical vehicles
  • Medical supplies, to include first aid kits, bandages, monitors, and other equipment.[664]
20 August 2022 the US DoD announced the 19th military aid package for Ukraine:
  • Additional ammunition for HIMARS
  • 16 105mm Howitzers and 36,000 105mm artillery rounds
  • 15 Scan Eagle UAVs
  • 40 International MaxxPro MRAP vehicles with mine rollers
  • Additional high speed anti-radiation missiles
  • 50 armoured Humvee vehicles
  • 1,500 BGM-71 TOW missiles
  • 1,000 Javelin anti armour systems
  • 2,000 "anti armour rounds"
  • Mine clearing equipment and systems
  • Demolitions munitions
  • Tactical secure communications systems
  • Night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders.[665]
The Pentagon has also confirmed that Ukraine has been supplied with AGM-88 HARM at an unknown date after wreckage was found near a Russian position.[666]
24 August a $2.98bn package through the Foreign Military Sales process was announced for Ukraine to purchase military hardware from manufacturers, including:
  • Air defense systems.
  • Artillery systems and munitions.
  • Counter-unmanned aerial systems, and radars. These purchases will come directly from US manufacturers with deliveries over a two-year period. Unlike previous donations which were mostly from existing US military stocks this will be for freshly manufactured equipment.[667]
8 September 2022 the US DoD announced the 20th military aid package to Ukraine:
  • Additional ammunition for HIMARS
  • Four 105mm Howitzers and 36,000 105mm artillery rounds
  • Additional High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARM)
  • 100 Armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV)
  • 1.5 million rounds of small arms ammunition
  • More than 5,000 anti-armor systems
  • 1,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems
  • Additional grenade launchers and small arms
  • 50 armoured medical treatment vehicles#
  • Night vision devices and other field equipment.[668]
15 September 2022 the US DoD announced the 21st military aid package to Ukraine:
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
  • 36,000 105mm artillery rounds
  • 1,000 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds
  • Four counter-artillery radars
  • Four trucks and eight trailers to transport heavy equipment;
  • Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Mine clearing equipment
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions
  • Demolition munitions and equipment
  • Small arms and ammunition
  • Night vision devices, cold weather gear, and other field equipment[669]
28 September 2022 the US DoD announced a military aid package worth $1.1 billion for Ukraine:
  • 18 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems
  • additional ammunition for HIMARs
  • 150 HMMWV vehicles
  • 150 "Tactical vehicles" for towing weapons
  • 40 trucks and 80 trailers to transport heavy equipment
  • Two UAS radars
  • 20 Multi-mission radars
  • Counter UAS systems
  • Tactical secure communications systems, surveillance systems, and optic
  • Explosive ordnance disposal equipment
  • Body armour and other field equipment
  • Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.[670]
4 October 2022 the US DoD announced the 22nd military aid package for Ukraine valued at $625 million:
  • Four HIMAR systems with additional rockets
  • 16 155mm howitzers
  • 75,000 155mm artillery shells
  • 500 Precision guided artillery shells
  • 1,000 Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) shells
  • 16 105mm howitzers
  • 30,000 120mm mortar rounds
  • 200 International MaxxPro MRAP vehicles
  • 200,000 rounds of small arms ammunition
  • Obstacle emplacement equipment
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions.[671]
14 October 2022 the US DoD announced the 22nd military aid package for Ukraine valued at $725 million:
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • 23,000 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 5,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems;
  • 5,000 anti-tank weapons;
  • High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs);
  • More than 200 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs);
  • Small arms and more than 2,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
  • Medical supplies.[672]
On 28 October, the US DoD announced a $275 million aid package:[673]
  • Additional ammunition for HIMARS
  • 500 precision-guided 155 mm artillery rounds
  • 2,000 155 mm rounds of remote anti-armor mine systems
  • Over 1,300 anti-armor systems
  • 125 Humvees
  • Small arms and more than 2.75 million rounds of small arms ammunition
  • 4 satellite communications antennas
On 5 November Jake Sullivan, US National Security Advisor, announced in Kyiv a new aid package of $400 million for Ukraine. This money is to be used for:
  • Purchasing 1100 Phoenix Ghost drones;
  • 40 river patrol boats;
  • Funds to refurbish 45 Czech tanks;
  • Funds to refurbish old MIM-23 HAWK from US stocks;
  • Funds to refurbish 250 M-1117 armored security vehicles[674]
On 10 November, the US DoD announced a $400 million aid package:[675]
  • Missiles for HAWK air defense systems
  • Four Avenger air defense systems, and Stinger missiles
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
  • 21,000 155mm artillery rounds
  • 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds
  • 10,000 120mm mortar rounds
  • 100 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs)
  • 400 grenade launchers
  • Small arms, optics, and more than 20,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition
  • Demolition equipment for obstacle clearing
  • Cold weather protective gear
On 23 November, the US DoD announced a $400 million aid package:[676]
  • Additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS)
  • 150 heavy machine guns with thermal imagery sights to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
  • 200 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds
  • 10,000 120mm mortar rounds
  • High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs)
  • 150 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs)
  • Over 100 light tactical vehicles
  • Over 20,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition
  • Over 200 generators
  • Spare parts for 105mm Howitzers and other equipment
On 9 December, the US DoD announced a $275 million aid package:[677]
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
  • 80,000 155mm artillery rounds
  • Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems equipment
  • Counter air defense capability
  • High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) Ambulances and medical equipment
  • Approximately 150 generators
  • Field equipment
On 21 December the US DoD announced the 28th aid package to Ukraine:
  • One Patriot air defense battery and munitions;[678]
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 10 120mm mortar systems and 10,000 120mm mortar rounds;
  • 10 82mm mortar systems;
  • 10 60mm mortar systems;
  • 37 Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles;
  • 120 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs);
  • Six armored utility trucks;
High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs);
  • Precision aerial munitions;
  • Over 2,700 grenade launchers and small arms;
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
  • Demolition munitions and equipment;
  • Night vision devices and optics;
  • Tactical secure communications systems;
  • Body armor and other field equipment.
  • 45,000 152mm artillery rounds;
  • 20,000 122mm artillery rounds;
  • 50,000 122mm GRAD rockets;
  • 100,000 rounds of 125mm tank ammunition;
  • SATCOM terminals and services;
Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.[679]
On 6 January 2023, the US announced a new aid package USD$3.75 billion. This is the 29th package[a] and includes:
  • 50 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles with 250,000 rounds of ammunition and 500 BGM-71 TOW missiles;
  • 100 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;
  • 55 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles;
  • 138 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;
  • 18 155mm self-propelled Howitzers and 18 ammunition support vehicles;
  • 70,000 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 1,200 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine Systems;
  • 36 105mm towed Howitzers and 95,000 105mm artillery rounds;
  • 10,000 120mm mortar rounds;
  • Approximately 2,000 anti-armor rockets;
  • 4,000 Zuni aircraft rockets;
  • RIM-7 air defense missiles;
  • Sniper rifles, machine guns and small arms;
  • Grenade launcher ammunition;
  • Night vision devices, spare parts and other field equipment;[681]
 

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Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine​

The Army’s top acquisition official says production of the 155-millimeter shells badly needed by Kyiv will rise to 90,000 a month in two years.


WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is racing to boost its production of artillery shells by 500 percent within two years, pushing conventional ammunition production to levels not seen since the Korean War as it invests billions of dollars to make up for shortfalls caused by the war in Ukraine and to build up stockpiles for future conflicts.
The effort, which will involve expanding factories and bringing in new producers, is part of “the most aggressive modernization effort in nearly 40 years” for the U.S. defense industrial base, according to an Army report.
The new investment in artillery production is in part a concession to reality: While the Pentagon has focused on fighting wars with small numbers of more expensive precision-guided weapons, Ukraine is largely relying on howitzers firing unguided shells.
Before Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the U.S. Army’s production of 14,400 unguided shells a month had been sufficient for the American military’s way of war. But the need to supply Kyiv’s armed forces prompted Pentagon leaders to triple production goals in September, and then double them again in January so that they could eventually make 90,000 or more shells a month.
 

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Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine​

The Army’s top acquisition official says production of the 155-millimeter shells badly needed by Kyiv will rise to 90,000 a month in two years.


WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is racing to boost its production of artillery shells by 500 percent within two years, pushing conventional ammunition production to levels not seen since the Korean War as it invests billions of dollars to make up for shortfalls caused by the war in Ukraine and to build up stockpiles for future conflicts.
The effort, which will involve expanding factories and bringing in new producers, is part of “the most aggressive modernization effort in nearly 40 years” for the U.S. defense industrial base, according to an Army report.
The new investment in artillery production is in part a concession to reality: While the Pentagon has focused on fighting wars with small numbers of more expensive precision-guided weapons, Ukraine is largely relying on howitzers firing unguided shells.
Before Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the U.S. Army’s production of 14,400 unguided shells a month had been sufficient for the American military’s way of war. But the need to supply Kyiv’s armed forces prompted Pentagon leaders to triple production goals in September, and then double them again in January so that they could eventually make 90,000 or more shells a month.
what a great opportunity to put new practices in place for automation and efficiency.

should be on auto drip
 
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DizzyEdge

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a few countries took them to afghanistan so no real tank on tank action
The most action they've seen is Turkey using them in Syria

Turkish intervention in Syria[edit]

Turkey operates 354 Leopard 2A4 tanks. Initially using other tank types including upgraded M60s, in December 2016 Turkey deployed a number of Leopard 2A4s to the Syrian Civil War against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) as part of Operation Euphrates Shield.[citation needed] Initially, three of the Turkish Leopard 2A4s operating in Syria were destroyed or damaged by ISIS using anti-tank missile systems (possibly Fagot or Konkurs anti-tank guided missiles obtained from Syrian or Iraqi Army captured stocks).[citation needed] In mid-December 2016, two 2A4 tanks were captured by ISIS near al-Bab city in Syria during Euphrates Shield operations. Amaq News Agency posted video of vehicles claimed to be captured Leopard 2A4s.[86]

By late December 2016, ISIS had captured or incapacitated 10 Leopard 2A4s. These were damaged by anti-tank weapons, IEDs, or other unknown causes.[87][88] Additional ISIS propaganda images and video depicting several completely destroyed Leopards, some with their turrets blown off, were published in January 2017.[89] Tanks which suffered the worst damage may have been destroyed by air strikes in order to prevent capture but sources generally state that the damage was caused solely with anti-tank missiles or car bombs driven by a suicide bomber.[90][91]

In January 2017, the German newspaper Die Welt reported that ISIL fighters used 9M133 Kornet anti-tank missiles to destroy six Leopard 2 tanks used by the Turkish military in Syria.[92]

At least eight Leopard 2 MBT have been destroyed according to photographic reports.[93]

Turkey also confirmed the use of Leopard 2A4 tanks during the Turkish military operation in Afrin to the German government. These tanks were designed during the Cold War to fight against Soviet tanks in Europe, not counterinsurgencies against guerrillas, where the primary risk is improvised explosive devices and anti-tank missiles. These tanks were retired from German usage when sold to Turkey.[94][95]

There is a belief that the Turkish purchase of Leopard 2A4s from Germany was subject to the condition that they were not to be used against Kurdish separatists. Prior to 2016, the Leopard 2A4s were kept in northern Turkey on the border with Russia. Once the German government discovered that the Leopard tanks were being used against Kurdish forces, planned upgrades to make them “less vulnerable to explosives” were halted. Ultimately Turkey was forced to upgrade the Leopard 2A4s with domestic components, including a possible replacement of the original turret with that of the Turkish Altay main battle tank.[96][97][98]
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onyourchin

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there's prob a dusty ass filing cabinet full of floppies at the cia that they can just stick in and type run.exe that will do things like shut down the russian power grid or sabotage gas pipelines to explode.
did we ever find out the results of the investigation on what happened to the nordstream? my dad, over thanksgiving break, was telling me the US was behind it :ughd:
 

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