Germany planning to produce 250,000 artillery shells for Ukraine - media

Germany planning to produce 250,000 artillery shells for Ukraine - media

Germany is planning to produce 250,000 155mm artillery shells for the Ukrainian army, which is a quarter of the total amount of ammunition the European Union intends to provide to Ukraine.

That’s according to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Ukrinform reports.

As the publication reports, the proposal to produce such a number of projectiles for Ukraine was announced at a meeting of directors of armament companies earlier this week.

It is noted that the Dusseldorf-based arms manufacturer Rheinmetall will be involved in the production of ammunition.

An anonymous representative of Rheinmetall told the publication that the company could currently produce 450,000 artillery shells per year, 350,000 of them at factories in Europe. According to him, in the future, Rheinmetall intends to increase the production of artillery ammunition to about 600,000 shells per year.

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As reported, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Germany took sixth place in arms exports in 2022, after the USA, France, Russia, China and Italy.

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