US Army has reportedly been doing a market research in order to find certain weapon systems and ammunition and deliver them to “unspecified locations outside the continental US,” media reports say.
The Defence Blog reported that “the U.S. Army Contracting Command posted a notice on the U.S. government’s main contracting website, asking for information from contractors about their ability to produce and delivery Non-NATO commercial ammunition. The U.S. Army looks to acquire special ammunition for use with Russian-made assault rifles, pistols, sniper rifles and machine guns.”
The list of the wanted weapons includes Tokarev Pistols, Makarov Pistols, AK-47 Assault Rifles, YaKB Machine Guns and so on.
This comes after the reports that the US Department of State was planning to move on with its European Recapitalization Incentive Program, which offers European countries, such as Croatia, Greece, Slovakia, Bosnia, North Makedonia and Albania, funds if they stop using Russian and Chinese made arms. According to State Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity, “Washington wants the ERI Program to go global and help US allies get away from Russian and Chinese military equipment.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website