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Bummer: Green Military Equipment In Ukraine Is Getting Eaten By Rodents

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Ukraine is having lots of issues. They’ve apparently lost 31,000 military members since the invasion over two years ago. Their manpower is down 25%, and they’re thinking of having more forcible drafts, as men look to escape the country. They aren’t having much success with all the equipment given to them by NATO nations. And, speaking of that equipment

Rodents incapacitate millions in eco-friendly military equipment in Ukraine: the unforeseen problem

Mice and rats have become a bane on the frontline for both Ukrainian and Russian forces, with these rodents capable of nesting almost anywhere, even in the exhaust systems of armored vehicles.

Advanced mid-range anti-aircraft systems such as the SAMP/T battery or short-range variants like the IRIS-T in SLM and SLS versions have also found their way to Ukraine. The former are designed to combat high-altitude aircrafts at around 74.5 miles or ballistic missiles at a 18.6-mile distance. Meanwhile, the IRIS-T SLM systems are intended to tackle aircrafts or drones and manoeuvering missiles within a range of up to 24.8 miles (SLM) or roughly 6.2 miles (SLS).

Several European countries have supplied a wide range of weapon systems. However, the dilemma of ensuring electrical insulation durability has become a sticking point for newer equipment. This issue affects a multitude of nations where ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) guidelines are making their way into the arms industry.

The problem here is that they use corn fiber over synthetic material for the wire insulation, and the rodents are loving it, making the arms all sorts of useless. Perhaps we shouldn’t be focusing on silly ESG when developing weapons to defend the nation, eh?

Oh, and you can bet that Russia is watching this, and wondering what would happen to the European arms if they had to fight. I doubt Russia has any intentions of invading a NATO member. They have their hands full with Ukraine.

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    • Anonymous

      The plastic also has soyo so yummy. Just ask auto manufactoring what happens when they park hundreds of new vehicles in grass areas. Green new deal getting eaten…make you a deal on well chewed Toyota :mrgreen:

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