Streetwise Professor

May 2, 2012

Whoops, They Did It Again Again Again

Filed under: Military,Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 5:44 pm

Another explosion at an ammunition depot in Russia:

The explosion was the result of a safety breach which occurred during ammunition stacking in a small town of Mulino, an Army source reported.

A safety breach?  And the first clue was?

I’ve often written that the Russian military has a huge software problem: these repeated ammunition handling disasters are a particularly graphic example of that.  Untrained, unmotivated conscripts supervised-or not-by unmotivated and unprofessional officers are accidents waiting to happen.  And the wait isn’t long.  Yet Putin wants to spend huge sums on hardware.  The mind boggles.

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  1. I always wonder if they’re selling stuff on the black market, and “accidentally” blow some of it up to keep the loss from looking too obvious.

    Comment by NinaIvanovna — May 2, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

  2. The 2020 rearmament program is already being scaled back.

    Comment by So? — May 2, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

  3. @NinaIvanovna-Yes. I agree. I’ve suggested that in earlier posts I wrote on the subject.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — May 2, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

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