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Politics : Sioux Nation
LUV 27.54-3.4%Apr 12 4:00 PM EDT

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To: koan who wrote (352216)3/3/2024 4:40:17 PM
From: Elroy Jetson  Read Replies (1) of 352618
The Soviet Union located most of their advanced military weapons suppliers in Ukraine, where they and their employees remain. BUK missiles and Russian military aircraft were developed and built in Ukraine, but that's old technology.

Yet Ukraine’s military industry still has hundreds of weapons factories and tens of thousands of workers at the ready. But they have been repeatedly hit by Russian missile strikes and have atrophied through decades of mismanagement.

Oleksandr Kamyshin, a former investment banker in Ukraine, and appointed head of Ukraine's railway during the start of the war, is now charged with modernizing Ukraine's defense industry. What he wants are approval from Congress and the President to produce advanced American weapons systems under license. But there are limits to what technology and knowledge we're willing to transfer to a location and people that might become Russian. -

Captured advanced Russian weapons systems, including drones, reveal they're all made almost entirely from foreign parts. Much the same can be said of Ukrainian drones and advanced weapons.

Both Britain and the Netherlands have already been helping the Ukraine-Latvian Drone Coalition build out its drone fleet. During this war it's safer and more practical to locate these drone factories in Latvia.

Dutch Defence Minister Kajsa Ollongren said the Netherlands will continue to contribute high-tech expertise from the Dutch commercial sector, but declined to provide technical or financial details.

There are more than ten drone design companies in the Netherlands.

None of these drone designers are affiliated with ASM or ASML which make machines to produce microchips.

Neither ASM nor ASML design or produce chips or anything that could be remotely useful to a drone or weapons manufacturer or designer.
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