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If poorly maintained howitzers from Kuwait stock were sent directly to Ukraine, it "would have killed somebody," a DoD inspector general report found.
Pentagon Inspector General Audit found that several location that house Army Prepositions Stock (APS), turn out to be in sub standards maintenance conditions. This is going to matter for US assets stocks send to Ukraine, as APS is where those stocks originate.
The article focus on conditions of APS from Kuwait, but the report shown Inspector General found also similar conditions on other APS location, around the world.During the inspector general’s audit of that pre-positioned stock area, the fifth of seven such locations around the world, “we identified issues that resulted in unanticipated maintenance, repairs, and extended leadtimes to ensure the readiness of the military equipment selected to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” the May 23 report stated.
US must then prepare further investments to refurbished those APS on fighting conditions. Well, guess Russia not the only one that have sub standards maintenance problem on their stocks inventories.