The stocks of weapons of the US Army are depleted by the supply of military aid to Ukraine, so the command is accelerating the process of weapons acquisition to replenish them. This was stated by US Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Douglas Bush.
Bush explained that the contracting acceleration is based on the simultaneous running of certain processes that previously occurred in succession.
Since the beginning of the special military operation, the volume of military assistance to Kiev from Washington has amounted to approximately $17.9 billion. According to the Pentagon, recently the American authorities, in order to replenish their arsenal, have concluded contracts worth $2.6 billion with enterprises of the military-industrial complex. Since the second half of October only, contracts worth about $1 billion have been concluded, mainly for the supply of ammunition and missiles. As the assistant secretary noted, this is 15% higher than the Pentagon’s internal spending speed benchmarks.