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Ukraine perfect testing ground for new US weapons – official

Samizdat – September 22, 2022

US defense companies should send their new weapons to Ukraine so they can be tested in actual combat against Russian forces, Kiev’s deputy defense minister, Vladimir Gavrilov, has said.

Gavrilov made the suggestion during a speech before hundreds of American defense industry representatives and military acquisitions personnel at the Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas on Wednesday.

“If you have some ideas, or some pilot projects to be tested before mass manufacturing, you can send it to us and we will explain how to do it. And in the end you will get the stamp, proved by the war in Ukraine. You will sell it easy,” he said, as cited by the Military Times.

According to the deputy defense minister, startup companies, including those involved in anti-drone and anti-jamming equipment, have already brought new technologies to the Ukrainian battlefield.

“And they come back with a product that is competitive in the market now because it was tested in a combat zone,” Gavrilov said, without revealing the companies that have worked with Ukraine in this capacity.

His comments were made on the day Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization, which he said is necessary because Russia has been fighting “the entire Western military machine” in Ukraine. Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu later stated that around 300,000 reservists are planned to be called up.

In view of this shift in Russia’s tactics, Kiev will require more counter-drone and electronic warfare technologies, armored vehicles, and long-range anti-tank and precision fire weapons, Gavrilov said.

Ukraine is now almost entirely dependent on weapons supplied by the US, UK, EU, and other nations, according to Shoigu, as most of the Soviet-made hardware it had before the fighting began in late February has been destroyed by Russian forces.

Moscow has long criticized the West for delivering weapons to Kiev, saying it only prolongs the fighting and increases the risk of a direct confrontation between Russia and NATO. “The US, in fact, is teetering on the brink of turning into a party to the conflict” due to its polices, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Wednesday.

September 22, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Noted with interest and appreciated…excellent presentation/overview.

    Hmm — this smacks to me, in its way, of Zio’Israeli’ use of Gaza as a “testing ground” for the weapons of war lavished on it in the multi-billions of US taxpayer money.

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    Comment by roberthstiver | September 22, 2022 | Reply

  2. It seems the arms dealers are the instigators of tensions to justify their plunder of the public coffers.

    A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a U.S. astronaut and 2 cosmonauts took flight yesterday, heading for the International Space Station on Expedition 67. The crew arrived at ISS 3 hours later, bringing Earth’s on-orbit population to 10 people.

    Who are the real enemies? Arms dealers and radical Zionists.

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    Comment by rediscover911com | September 22, 2022 | Reply

  3. “If you have some ideas, or some pilot projects to be tested before mass manufacturing, you can send it to us and we will explain how to do it. And in the end you will get the stamp, proved by the war in Ukraine. You will sell it easy,” he said, as cited by the Military Times.

    Vladimir Gavrilov, must be brought before a Criminal Court and held accountable (when this war is over). He sounds like he is salivating, at the thought of all the dead bodies, and the money that he might make, in the process. He is a disgusting pile of human excrement.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 22, 2022 | Reply


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