Photo: Alexander Kamyshin, Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Author: Yulia Akimova, Natalya Kava
Ukraine plans to massively increase the production of 155 mm shells next year. However, everything will depend on the delivery of gunpowder.
As RBC-Ukraine reports, Minister for Strategic Industries Alexander Kamyshin stated this at a meeting with journalists.
“The global world has not even doubled this year. We have started developing a 155-caliber projectile, we plan to produce it en masse next year. But we depend on gunpowder. NATO gunpowder – we have never produced it,” Kamyshin said.
He noted that Ukraine is doing everything possible to strengthen its defense enterprises. In particular, the government gives equal opportunities to private producers compared to state-owned ones. This is due to the fact that the private segment is developing much faster.
Kamyshin previously stated that the slow production of shells was due to a shortage of gunpowder.
Production of Western weapons in Ukraine
Let us remember that Ukraine is trying to attract defense companies from Western countries to produce their products on its territory.
In particular, at the end of October it became known that the Ukrainian defense industry and the German defense concern Rheinmetall had created a joint venture.
The company will help Ukraine repair equipment transferred from Western countries, and also plans to produce tanks and armored vehicles.
They want to launch the Rheinmetall plant in Ukraine as early as 2024, the concern’s CEO Armin Papperger recently said.
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