#Taiwanese forces to train on #Abrams tanks and #HIMARS in #US #China #Taiwan
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/ArmyRecognition/status/1731625452341539026
it’s the Abrams’ filters that might prove to be the biggest headaches for Ukrainian troops. Twice a day, an M-1 crew must rev its tank’s engine to high revolutions-per-minute in order to trigger a pulse-jet system that blasts air out of the tank rather than into it, shooting dust and debris from the back grille.
That keeps the filters clean across lengthy deployments. Before the Americans added the pulse-jet system to the M-1, in the early 2000s, tank crews—especially those fighting in the desert—openly complained about their vehicles’ reliability.
“Army officials are aware of the problems with high fuel consumption, unreliable fuel pumps and sand-ingestion,” the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported in 1992. “They are working on solutions.”
The solution to the sand-ingestion problem was the twice-a-day pulse-jet cleaning process. It works just fine, as long as crews rigorously adhere to its schedule. Even when they’re getting shot at.
"All those things can be taught to the crew, but if ever they make a mistake—and they will—it blows a million-dollar engine that can't be repaired in the field," Mark Hertling, a retired U.S. Army general
#USA #us #weapons #abrams #nato #fail in #failstate #ukraine
🇺🇸#SUA aprobă vânzarea de tancuri #Abrams către 🇷🇴#România pentru un miliard 💵#USD.
📜#AmbasadoareaStatelorUnite: Tancurile #Abrams vor oferi României o platformă modernă și fiabilă pentru a descuraja agresiunea.
The assault breacher is set to play a crucial role in assisting Ukrainian troops in the daunting task of clearing the extensive network of #minefields established by the Russian forces over hundreds of kilometers
What Will the #US #M1A1 #Abrams #Tanks Bring to the #Ukrainian #Battlefield? @Le_Figaro @TF1Info @France2tv @France3tv @lesoir @lecho @lalibrebe @RTBFinfo @rtlinfo @vrtnws @lemondefr @LCI @franceculture @lobs @France24_en https://www.armyrecognition.com/ukraine_-_russia_conflict_war_2022/what_will_the_us_m1a1_abrams_tanks_bring_to_the_ukrainian_battlefield_.html
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#Ucraina, gli #Abrams “sono un flop, scivolano sulla neve". Cosa sappiamo sui carri armati americani
So #Russia is claiming to have destroyed an M1 #Abrams tank in #Ukraine. They even have a photo to "prove" it.
There's several problems with this claim.
The first is that while the US has sent M1A1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, they only just received them and haven't actually deployed them in the field yet.
The second is that the photo the Russians are showing off as "proof" is of an M1 destroyed by friendly-fire in Iraq during the Gulf War 20 years ago.
This is like the video Russia showed off of an alleged #Leopard tank being destroyed in Ukraine. Everyone who saw the video and knew what they were looking at said "Dude, THAT'S NOT EVEN A TANK."
Minister @rustem_umerov: #Abrams, welcome to 🇺🇦!
È stato lo stesso #Budanov, capo dell'#intelligence militare #ucraina, ad avvertire che gli #Abrams dovranno essere impiegati "in modo molto mirato, per operazioni molto specifiche e ben congegnate", o rischiano di essere distrutti. Se venissero semplicemente inviati in prima linea per cercare di perforare le difese russe, ha detto la settimana scorsa in un'intervista a un sito militare americano, "non vivranno molto a lungo sul campo di battaglia".
In his nightly address to the nation President #Zelensky confirmed the arrival of the first #US-provided #Abrams main battle tanks which he categorized as “a significant reinforcement… to our actions against the occupiers.”
The main thrust of his speech was, however, the need in the longer term for Ukraine to be able to produce its own advanced weapons: “To guarantee #Ukraine’s security... we will build all the necessary production facilities step by step.”
Via @igorsushko on #MTG 🙄 This is a lie. We have thousands of #abrams tanks in storage that fall outside the scope of #military readiness requirements, meaning they are redundant and it costs us money to maintain them.
Украина получила первые танки Abrams: эксперт объяснил, как это повлияет на ход войны
#unian #Abrams #танкиAbrams #танкиAbrams_вУкраине #передечатанковAbrams_Украине #РоманСвитан #когдатанкиAbrams_появятсянафронте
Зеленский о танках Abrams: готовим их, чтобы усилить наши действия против оккупантов
#unian #ВладимирЗеленский #Abrams #танкиAbrams #танкиAbrams_вУкраине #обращениеЗеленского #самолетыF_16 #противовоздушнаяоборона
"Abrams battle tanks have arrived from US, says Ukraine's Zelensky"
Die ersten #Abrams-Kampfpanzer sind in der #Ukraine eingetroffen: https://derchotv.de/2023/09/25/abrams-kampfpanzer-in-der-ukraine-angekommen/
The first of 31 M1 #Abrams tanks arrived in Ukraine today, months ahead of schedule.
#Ukraine originally wanted 300 western tanks for their counteroffensive but it has only been a slow trickle so far. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/25/world/europe/us-abrams-tanks-ukraine.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
The first American-made #Abrams tanks have been delivered to Ukraine, two U.S. defense officials said, arriving months ahead of initial estimates and in time to be used in Kyiv’s counteroffensive against Russian forces.
First Abrams Tanks Arrive in Ukraine, U.S. Officials Say (giftlink )
#Ukraine #Abrams #NYT
"Today I approved the next tranche of U.S. security assistance to Ukraine including more artillery, more ammunition, more anti-tank weapons and next week, the first U.S. #Abrams tanks will be delivered to Ukraine," Biden said.
Das US-Verteidigungsministerium kündigte am Mittwoch ein neues Paket mit Militärhilfen für die #Ukraine im Umfang von 175 Millionen Dollar an. Darin enthalten ist Munition mit abgereichertem #Uran für US-Panzer vom Typ #Abrams.
The United States will provide #Ukraine with additional assistance, including munitions and air defense systems, the White House said on Wednesday.
The new #military assistance package for Ukraine includes #HIMARS missile launch systems, #Javelin antitank weapons, #Abrams tanks and other weapons systems, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.
According to the publication, ten of the 31 promised tanks are expected to arrive in the country by the middle of this month.
Today, #Abrams #Grieg with Lortie and #Stravinsky's 'Petrushka' from Costa Mesa https://www.worldconcerthall.com/en/schedule/abrams_grieg_with_lortie_and_stravinskys_petrushka_from_costa_mesa/77008/ #wch
US Expects to begin delivering Abrams tanks to Ukraine in September — POLITICO
U.S. #Abrams #tanks are likely to arrive on the Ukrainian battlefield in September, according to six people familiar with the planning, as Kyiv’s forces push to retake territory in a counteroffensive that is picking up steam.
The plan is to send a handful of Abrams tanks to #Germany in August, where they will undergo final refurbishments. Once that process is complete, the first batch of Abrams will be shipped to #Ukraine the following month.
#UkraineWar #Russia #US #NATO
The Nomination of Elliott Abrams Is a Stain on Joe Biden’s Human Rights Record
Elliott Abrams is one of America’s worst living human rights abusers.
Abrams, best known for facilitating and covering up many years of grisly human rights atrocities racked up over the course of the Reagan administration’s covert wars on the Left in Central America.
Abrams “practices the Doberman Pinscher school of diplomacy.”
'Totally Indefensible': Biden Nominates Death Squad Backer Elliott Abrams to Diplomacy Panel
"Elliott Abrams, enemy of human rights, apologist for mass murder, should have no place within spitting distance of any Democratic administration in any capacity."
Republican official's past as a defender of Latin American death squads and cheerleader for murderous U.S. foreign policy interventions.
The US State Department approved a possible sale of Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems to #Poland for $15 billion.
The current leadership of Poland, represented by President Duda, continues the consistent implementation of the plan to create the most powerful land army in #Europe.
🇵🇱У Poland to establish a service center for maintenance of Abrams main battle tanks
The center will service Abrams tanks in the M1A2SEPv3 and M1A1 versions, which will be in service with the Polish army
#Poland #World #Abrams
🇵🇱У Польщі створять сервісний
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A maintenance center for Abrams main battle tanks will be opened in Poland https://mil.in.ua/en/news/abrams-tanks-maintenance-center-to-be-opened-in-poland/ #Poland #USA #Abrams #Tank
Reposted from Twitter by @nafobot
Ukrainian servicemen in Germany began training on American M1 Abrams tanks https://mil.in.ua/en/news/the-ukrainian-military-started-training-on-abrams-tanks/ #Ukraine #UkraineRussiaWar #USA #Germany #Abrams #Tank
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"Ukrainian military began training on #Abrams tanks, — New York Times."
⚡️NYT: About 400 Ukrainian soldiers begin training on Abrams tanks (https://kyivindependent.com/new-york-times-3/)in Germany.
The U.S. says it will begin training #Ukrainian forces how to use #Abrams tanks in the coming weeks. Defense officials from around the world are meeting at Ramstein Air Base in #Germany in the ongoing effort to coordinate delivery of weapons to #Ukraine
Warum die USA der Ukraine Waffen mit Einschränkungen liefern | DW | 25.03.2023
#Kampfflugzeuge #HIMARS #USA #Waffenlieferungen #Abrams #Haubitzen #Ukraine #Russland #KrieginderUkraine
"Ukraine’s M-1A1 Tanks Have A Special Power: The Ability To Pinpoint Targets 8,000 Meters Away"
This sounds like really promising news. #Ukraine #Patriot #Abrams https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/21/politics/us-patriots-ukraine/index.html
🤔 😆 . Action figures for political folks like me.
Sehr interessantes Detail: Politico behauptet, mit einem Berater von Scholz gesprochen zu haben, der ihnen erklärt habe, dass Scholz die US-#Abrams-Panzer-Zusage haben wollte, damit sich die USA nicht aus einer potentiellen Eskalation des Krieges zurückziehen könnten, sondern dann 'im selben Boot' wären und damit US-Kriegsbeteiligung quasi garantiert wäre.
EA on Australia's ABC News, Ireland's PatKenny Show, and BBC: "A Game-Changer" --- Tanks to #Ukraine
»Sehr kompliziert, wartungsanfällig, zu schwer, zu teuer, zu lange Lieferwege: Hört man dem Pentagon zu, entsteht nicht der Eindruck, dass es sich beim #Abrams um den Stolz der US-Landstreitkräfte und einen der meistverkauften Panzer handelt. Eher wirkt er wie ein Anlass, um sich zu schämen.« xD
Warum liefert Washington nicht? Das Märchen von den Abrams-Panzern
Deliveries would be part of deal to enable provision of German-built #Leopards [Leopard 2]
And just like that, the Great Ukraine Tank Debate of '23 come to a close.
Turns out Poland had more than enough main battle tanks to fulfill their needs. They're the ones Ukraine wants and they're right next door. Too easy.