US rushing to replace weapons sent to Ukraine

US rushing to replace weapons sent to Ukraine

Having delivered nearly $18 billion worth of arms to Kiev since February, Washington is scrambling to restock its own arsenals

The US Army is speeding up its weapons acquisition processes to replenish stocks depleted by the constant flow of arms shipments to Ukraine, a top military official said on Monday.

The country’s military is using contracting lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic to speed up the procedure, Doug Bush, chief of acquisition, told reporters. The expedited contracting effort means processes that used to run in succession will now be run simultaneously, according to Reuters.

Washington has sent almost $18 billion worth…