MEDIA: US CAN’T UPGRADE THE ABRAMS AND BRADLEY BECAUSE OF LACK OF MONEY

MEDIA: US CAN’T UPGRADE THE ABRAMS AND BRADLEY BECAUSE OF LACK OF MONEY

5 Oct 2016

Despite the enormous military budget, the Pentagon does not were no funds for the modernization of Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.

Huge US military budget can no longer support the leadership of the country in the field of advanced military technologies. The famous Abrams tanks and armored Bradley increasingly behind the Russian and Chinese counterparts, and money for their modernization the Pentagon no.

About the problems of American defense on Wednesday, writes the journal the National Interest.

The publication quoted the head of the program for procurement of military equipment of General David Bassett, who recognized that variants of modernization of combat vehicles have, but the budget conditions do not allow to implement them.

“I wish today was a program to replace the Abrams and Bradley. But it does not fit in the budget”, — said the General.

The publication notes that in some areas of military technology the US is starting to otsivat from Russia and China, and the Pentagon will have to make an effort to go with the world leaders in the leg.

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