US will not send ATACMS missiles to Ukraine yet: reasons given

Katerina Schwartz22:16, 07/22/232 minutes.820

The Biden administration is now reportedly sticking to its decision not to send long-range missiles to Ukraine for the time being.

The US has no intention of sending long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine yet . According to The Washington Post , the Pentagon says there is a shortage of supplies, and that Ukraine does not really need long-range missiles.

The Biden administration is now firmly committed to not sending long-range missiles to Ukraine for now, despite growing pressure from US lawmakers and requests from the Kyiv government, US officials said.

The Pentagon believes Kiev has other, more pressing needs than ATACMS and fears that sending enough weapons to Ukraine to make a difference on the battlefield would seriously undermine US preparedness for other possible conflicts.

It is reported that Lockheed Martin still produces 500 ATACMS per year, but all this production is intended for sale to other countries. 

Although the exact number in the US arsenal is classified, Lockheed Martin has only produced about 4,000 units, many of which are used by the US Army in combat, exercises, and periodic testing.By the end of 2023, ATACMS in US warehouses should be replaced by a new generation Precision Strike missile called Prism.

(C)UNIAN 2023


  1. “…the Pentagon says there is a shortage of supplies, and that Ukraine does not really need long-range missiles.”

    The whole gang in Washington is just a lying pack of woke cowards. We have more than enough ATACMS, or did I miss us being at war with anyone? Sure, Ukraine doesn’t need damned long-range missiles. It doesn’t need Western aircraft, either. Maybe stop using artillery and tanks, too!? Or what about assault rifles? Does Ukraine really need them?
    What a fucking pathetic three-ring circus we have in Washington!

    • So Joe’s team did not ‘eventually’ rig the elections to support Ukraine but to support himself instead.

    • You’re so right Sir Veth. Where the hell is all this money going? On woke shit? I’m all into diversity but the armed forces aren’t into or shouldn’t be into diversity, they should be into brotherhood which was the case for decades. Sorry for going off on a tangent.

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