“In a couple of years we will fully expand production”: the US military industry has doubled the production of shells

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“In a couple of years we will fully expand production”: the US military industry has doubled the production of shells

Washington's active equipping of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with combat systems and consumable materiel has led to a significant drop in the level of reserves in the United States itself. At the same time, American production volumes lag behind ammunition consumption on the Ukrainian front. However, the situation in this direction is beginning to gradually improve.

The production of artillery shells at US industrial facilities has doubled over the past year, and currently amounts to 28 thousand 155-mm shells per month. The need to increase their production arose in connection with the support of Ukraine and Israel in the recently begun conflict, as well as due to the need to replenish stocks in the United States

- says the website of the United States Army, indicating that in total it transferred over 2 million shells to Kyiv.



Currently, steel from Ohio is supplied to two plants in Pennsylvania. The two facilities process steel rods into artillery shells, which are then transported to an Iowa ammunition plant where they are filled with explosives and sealed. The shell filling is primarily produced at two plants in Virginia and Tennessee.

The main work took place at the listed facilities, where production expansion was carried out. At the same time, new enterprises are planned to be commissioned next year.

In a couple of years, we will turn around a very fragile industrial base and significantly improve its strength

- said Doug Bush, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

According to him, the army intends to increase the production of 155-mm shells to 60 thousand by next summer and to 100 thousand by the end of 2025.

The 100-round goal is largely contingent on Congressional approval of President Joe Biden's FY 2024 emergency funding request, which includes $3,1 billion for 155mm ammunition production and equipment upgrades.

- noted on the website of the American army.
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    1. -16
      November 20, 2023
      I think there’s no need to exchange 155 mi, since it’s itching in their butt - all that is nuclear weapons at once. And get it over with.
      1. -16
        November 20, 2023
        It is enough to target only the USA with strategic nuclear weapons, as it was in the USSR. We are the legal successors of the USSR. If Yeltsin’s decree on non-targeting were canceled, there would be no strategic nuclear weapons. The people can only demand. But they have no voice.
        1. +6
          November 20, 2023
          Not enough. It is already aimed at the United States and other potential adversaries, coordinates have long been entered, target designation and missile launching have been programmed even in the event of the death of the country. The "Perimeter" system, we call it "dead hand". And just the same - our enemies have us in the sights of their nuclear weapons.
          1. +1
            November 20, 2023
            Quote: Ivar Ravi
            Not enough. It is already aimed at the United States and other potential adversaries, coordinates have long been entered, target designation and missile launching have been programmed even in the event of the death of the country. The "Perimeter" system, we call it "dead hand". And just the same - our enemies have us in the sights of their nuclear weapons.

            this is what we were told. we don't know anything else.
            1. -5
              November 22, 2023
              Quote: Aerodrome
              this is what we were told.

              According to the US representative to the UN Security Council, Russia has less than 2000 tactical nuclear warheads.
              This means that Russia does not have strategic thermonuclear warheads.
        2. +7
          November 20, 2023
          “In a couple of years... the US military industry has doubled the production of shells

          The only sad thing is that none of these shells will explode on US territory.
          Maybe at least lightning will help.
          1. -2
            November 20, 2023
            Quote: Clear
            The only sad thing is that none of these shells will explode on US territory.
            Maybe at least lightning will help.

            Not a fact, their trains go off the rails almost every day.
            So everything can be.
          2. -4
            November 20, 2023
            Quote: Clear
            The only sad thing is that none of these shells will explode on US territory.
            Maybe at least lightning will help.

      2. +6
        November 20, 2023
        The Americans have too many submarines with nuclear weapons on constant duty - a retaliatory strike will be very painful for us
        1. +3
          November 20, 2023
          the retaliatory strike will be very painful for us
          Do you hope to survive a nuclear war? Where do such dreams come from? Isn't it easier to drop these hopes and focus on maximum damage to the enemy? Our commanders advised us in autonomous vehicles with nuclear weapons on board: the main thing is to have time to fire back with our missiles, and then die with dignity. No one even imagined where we would land after the attack and whether it would be possible to live in the contaminated area. request
          1. -2
            November 20, 2023
            Even with counter strikes from Russia and the United States, at least half of the population and infrastructure will survive. During the Cold War, losses would have been much higher - both countries had much more nuclear weapons
            1. -8
              November 20, 2023
              Quote: Ivar Ravi
              Even with counter strikes from Russia and the United States, at least half of the population and infrastructure will survive. During the Cold War, losses would have been much higher - both countries had much more nuclear weapons

              I am touched by such “awareness” from the press... blessed people...
              1. +2
                November 20, 2023
                Are you a fan of Nuclear Winter? Just read about the factors of nuclear weapons. In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, people survived being two hundred meters from the epicenter of the explosion. And after the explosions, the population was not evacuated anywhere, and the main casualties were due to the shock wave and fires. There were fires because the cities had Japanese architecture - wood and paper
                1. 0
                  November 22, 2023
                  No one there, 200 meters from the epicenter, survived, it’s just a fairy tale. And the ammunition was not very powerful, at the level of tactical nuclear weapons, 20 kilotons. And yes, you forgot about radiation, a lot of people died from it, just not right away.
                  1. -1
                    November 23, 2023
                    Japanese Eizo Nomura survived in the basement of a house, which was only 170 meters from the explosion site, and then came under repeated bombing in Nagasaki and survived in the crowd on a commuter train. You can check the information by simply googling the Japanese person's name
            2. 0
              November 21, 2023
              Ivar Ravi (Ivar Ravi), so what follows from your statement that someone can survive? What are you calling for? Frightened by the many American nuclear submarines on duty and surrender? You outlined the existing threat to the Russian Federation and what next? Do you want to reduce the number of nuclear warheads in all countries to a minimum, so that after an exchange of blows, there will be more survivors on both sides? How many nuclear warheads do you think should be left and who, with such a reduction, will have a disproportionate advantage in delivering the first disarming strike? Whose country is surrounded by hundreds of enemy bases along the perimeter?
              You finish your thought to the end, otherwise there are only questions after your statement. request
              1. +1
                November 21, 2023
                Where do you see the hint to give up??? I just state that, taking into account our territory, such as the location of settlements, better quality housing construction (not drywall like in the states) - the United States will receive much more damage than us. And that is why we cannot be intimidated by a possible nuclear war, that’s what I mean. Do they want a nuclear apocalypse? We are more ready for it and will cope better than our opponents - this is the main outline of my message
                1. +2
                  November 21, 2023
                  Ivar Ravi, well, excuse me, I didn’t understand all this from your first comment. And now I see what your idea is. Do you think we will begin to offer individual bomb shelters, like construction companies in the USA, or will we take refuge in basements and cellars?
                  I have a missile unit with Yars right next door in Nsk, and therefore I long ago developed the understanding that I would be lucky if there was a nuclear war. I will die first, immediately and without much suffering. I just have time to send a return gift to my cousin near San Jose.
                  1. 0
                    November 21, 2023
                    There are companies in Russia that provide individual shelters, but we are used to relying on ourselves. In cities, it is necessary to equip the basements of high-rise buildings and it is advisable to have a country house for survival. This may seem paranoid, but it is advisable to have an “alarm suitcase” and a supply of food and water for two weeks on hand. The first two weeks after a nuclear strike are the hardest, then the radiation decreases to almost normal levels. And of course we must avoid traces of radioactive fallout. Our advantage is that we are not as pampered as Europeans and Americans, we will break through)))
                    1. +1
                      November 21, 2023
                      You reminded me of the happy years of working at the enterprise, where we were taught classes on the occasion of nuclear war. And about the “suitcase” there was canned food and even where to run to the bomb shelter under the neighboring research institute. And then evacuation outside the city, together with family members, with accommodation as it happens. It is clear that no one took these lectures seriously, looking at least at the capacity and equipment of the bomb shelter under the research institute, where even their own employees did not fit in, and then let in a couple of hundred strangers... And most importantly, what to breathe and what to drink if in radiation in the air, but the water supply and sewage systems do not work?
                      I realized all the horrors of besieged Leningrad not from stories about 125 gr. bread, but from frozen icefalls from human excrement in the entrances of multi-story buildings. When the sewage system didn’t work, and there was no strength to go outside from the 5th floor... They dumped everything in the entrances... on the landings. And in the spring everything thawed...
        2. +3
          November 20, 2023
          Quote: Ivar Ravi
          The Americans have too many submarines with nuclear weapons on constant duty - a retaliatory strike will be very painful for us

          First of all, the main thing here is that regardless of the results of the retaliatory strike, the damage for the AMERICANS will be unacceptable. Therefore, they will avoid such a scenario as diligently as possible.
          1. 0
            November 20, 2023
            It was this circumstance that calmed Kennedy down during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
            1. 0
              November 21, 2023
              Quote: Ivar Ravi
              It was this circumstance that calmed Kennedy down during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

              Great example! You just have to remember what happened next with Kennedy because of such prudence. And if Johnson or Reagan were in his place...
      3. -14
        November 20, 2023
        Forget about nuclear weapons - completely and forever! On our part they will not be used even in the most extreme case, when they hit us with nuclear weapons! No one in power has the determination or courage to even use the country’s nuclear potential in response!
        1. +3
          November 20, 2023
          What epic, stupid nonsense... If ICBMs are launched in our direction, ours will respond 100 percent. Why are you carrying this heresy that Russia does not have enough determination to respond? Did you get the go-ahead from your curators? Who do you have to be to talk such nonsense?
    2. -11
      November 20, 2023
      Why double the production of shells if a big mess is not planned? During American recessions, world wars always broke out: in the First World War, the USA became rich, in the Second World War they became a hegemon. And now it’s possible that the third will begin - are there plans to pin the whole world under your fingernail?
      1. +4
        November 20, 2023
        Quote: Ivar Ravi
        Why double the production of shells if a big mess is not planned?

        There is a great demand for shells around the world. Even for exercises you need a lot.
        And, the tough Anglo-Saxons organize troubles in no time and between any countries.
        At a glance, they have already matured and are waiting for the go-ahead: China-Taiwan, the Balkans, North and South. Korea... Nothing to say about Africa and the Middle East.
        And then the “domino effect”.
        1. 0
          November 20, 2023
          Quote: Clear
          Even for exercises you need a lot.

          Most artillery training methods use a screw cartridge and small-caliber insert barrels. And if there is a need to shoot away with a standard shot, they use products with inert equipment. Here is DV - a reason for reflection. And we also have a southern border with the SA republics that is not equipped, from the word “at all”.....
      2. +7
        November 20, 2023
        Do you think that the abominations will take it and just abandon their “project for Ukraine?” This bad thing will last for a long time, and they will really need shells.
      3. +2
        November 20, 2023
        Quote: Ivar Ravi
        Why double the production of shells if a big mess is not planned? During American recessions, world wars always broke out: in the First World War, the USA became rich, in the Second World War they became a hegemon.

        Well, here you are slightly wrong.
        Firstly, wars have never been fought during a recession in the economy - only on the rise after crises (rising enterprises need new markets and raw materials, during a recession there is no demand for products, and accordingly there is no demand for raw materials)
        Secondly, in both world wars, the United States used every opportunity not to be a party to the conflict and entered into wars only when the outcome of the war was a foregone conclusion, which made it possible to make money by providing for the parties to the conflict (it is no secret that both sides of the conflict were supplied materially)
        Well, thirdly, they have a slight problem with the Third World War - in all cases, they will be the main party to the conflict, and besides, the US economy is now in decline, as is the entire world economy, and unlike previous crises, the current one threatens to be deeper than their great depression. They now clearly need to think not about how to pin the whole world under their fingernails, but about preserving their real sector of the economy, while in the meantime they are doing everything to support the inflated bubble of fictitious assets
      4. -2
        November 20, 2023
        Quote: Ivar Ravi
        Why double the production of shells if a big mess is not planned?

        Sure? Do you think that American NGOs in Armenia are encouraging locals to pick citrus fruits? Kazakhstan, despite all the efforts of our media, is moving by leaps and bounds according to the Ukrainian scenario. I'm not talking about the Far East. There are already enough places to set our border on fire.
        Quote: Ivar Ravi
        Just read about the factors of nuclear weapons. In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, people survived being two hundred meters from the epicenter of the explosion.

        Well, how “sweet” was the life of the survivors? And this is with relatively low performance characteristics of the charges used. I think that first of all, both we and they will “extinguish” the enemy’s economy. And these are cities with a population of over a million and areas with the highest population density. The number of victims who are not killed will greatly exceed the capacity of the health care system and will crush it. And this is with a severe shortage of energy of all kinds..... The survivors will live in the “Stone Age”, but will not be adapted to it. Then everything will be like in horror films, the strongest will survive, and the weak will be enslaved. Because the craving for luxury among the survivors will survive in full. And here Africa will come to us. For water and food. The rest will be completed by your “optimism”.
      5. +2
        November 20, 2023
        Why double the production of shells if a big mess is not planned?

        What big mess are we talking about? Russia currently produces 1,5 - 2 million shells per month, has emptied Soviet-era warehouses, is buying shells from Iran and North Korea, and has been marking time in one place in Ukraine for 1,5 years!!! And the article talks about 60 - 100 thousand shells per year. And this is for the world hegemon!!! Yes, there are a couple or three of them in exercises!
    3. +1
      November 20, 2023
      Ukrainians and Palestinians are dying - business is booming. This is the whole savage essence of the Anglo-Saxons
      1. +2
        November 20, 2023
        Quote: Black
        Ukrainians and Palestinians are dying - business is booming. This is the whole savage essence of the Anglo-Saxons

        The Anglo-Saxons became so stupid that they stopped hiding it.
    4. +1
      November 20, 2023
      It’s a pity they don’t have ensign Mykola to smoke in this production... wassat
      1. 0
        November 20, 2023
        Quote: Alien From
        It’s a pity they don’t have ensign Mykola to smoke in this production... wassat

        Write on several daggers: “Smoking Mykola” and the production will leave the chat. winked
    5. +2
      November 20, 2023
      Well, no one doubts this. Most likely the time frame will be halved. Because this is real money.
    6. +7
      November 20, 2023
      Don’t they know that the West is tired of war, that we have almost won in Ukraine, that Zelensky will soon be shot, and that shells will no longer be needed?
      1. 0
        November 20, 2023
        Quote: Scuderia
        Don't they know that the West is tired of war?

        A slave on a plantation should not, by definition, get tired. Otherwise the owner will flog you.

        Quote: Scuderia
        that we have almost won in Ukraine,
        but they definitely didn’t lose. The blockade of Crimea has been lifted...

        Quote: Scuderia
        that Zelensky will soon be shot
        Yeah Yes Putin has already ordered a sniper rifle and a Kikimora mask, and is now looking for camouflage cream.
      2. 0
        November 20, 2023
        Of course, I don’t know. They have their own TV and their own Solovyovs.
    7. -4
      November 20, 2023
      Quote: Ivar Ravi
      Why double the production of shells if a big mess is not planned? During American recessions, world wars always broke out: in the First World War, the USA became rich, in the Second World War they became a hegemon. And now it’s possible that the third will begin - are there plans to pin the whole world under your fingernail?

      In WW1 they sat out in the cold, in WW2 they were beaten by the Japanese, now there are too many strong regional players who have means of delivery overseas. They are no longer dragging out 2 regional conflicts. For the sake of Ukraine, they had to quickly leave Afghanistan.
    8. +2
      November 20, 2023
      The deadline for completing the SVO has now been announced!
      In 2 years, the Collective West will start producing not only shells. The Ukrainian issue must be closed now!!! “Delay is like death....
    9. +2
      November 20, 2023
      We often have gunpowder factories exploding, but they don’t hear anything about it
      1. 0
        November 21, 2023
        Quote: evgen1221
        We often have gunpowder factories exploding, but they don’t hear anything about it

        Because we are putting pressure on maximum production of shells due to the lack of which the front is suffocating. And their growth is quiet, slow and extremely calm. There they distributed the load across half a hundred countries and each throws a little
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    11. +1
      November 20, 2023
      This is how delaying the SVO helps the United States mobilize the capabilities of the defense industry and increase the income of its military-industrial complex.
    12. 0
      November 20, 2023
      Quote: Clear
      The Anglo-Saxons became so stupid that they stopped hiding it.

      But it seems to me on the contrary, talkers and hypocrites are begging forgiveness from their Western masters by any means...
    13. 0
      November 20, 2023
      Quote: Ivar Ravi
      The Americans have too many submarines with nuclear weapons on constant duty - a retaliatory strike will be very painful for us

      UV Ivar Ravi,
      There are not many boats on combat duty, since most of them need
      in repair, some are at the berths, replenishing supplies and being rejected due to wear and tear and written off for scrap.
      Replenishing each strategic unit costs enormous amounts of money in all countries;
      Let us remember the deal between the pasta paddling pools and the kangaroos, when the Yankees and the arrogant Saxons
      one of the main allies by 66 yards, taking away the deal to build 12 nuclear submarines.
    14. 0
      November 20, 2023
      60 thousand shells in 2023 and 100 thousand shells in 2025 per year, this is some kind of childish level. We were given the task of 3 thousand 200mm shells and 120 thousand 200mm shells in 82 for 2024 small enterprises. Then they really abandoned 120mm, let’s say thanks to the comrades from North Korea, they closed our need for several years to come. But I thought the United States would be more agile in terms of production.
      1. +1
        November 20, 2023
        It should be 100 thousand per month, not per year.
        1. 0
          November 21, 2023
          Well, judging by the entire network of enterprises in Russia, the order is for 2 million 82mm shells alone for 2024. This is based on the information that I have and only on one nomenclature.
        2. 0
          November 22, 2023
          Specially clarified. For 2024, 5 million 82mm shells are planned, the need for 120mm shells is closed (they are transported in trains from North Korea). There are also other shells, but I have no information on them. But 5 million is a good number.
    15. +1
      November 20, 2023
      Well, here is the approximate time frame for continuing your...
    16. -3
      November 20, 2023
      Petrov and Boshirov still have a lot of things to do in the States, however.
    17. -3
      November 20, 2023
      How were the Yankees going to fight if there weren’t enough shells for the lousy Outskirts?
      1. +4
        November 20, 2023
        Quote: Bone1
        How were the Yankees going to fight if there weren’t enough shells for the lousy Outskirts?

        The shells are wasted not on the lousy Outskirts, but on Russia, which has “the second army in the world.”
    18. ASM
      +3
      November 20, 2023
      The point here is the principle of US production - it is all completely on a commercial basis. At the moment we need a certain number of shells - pay us and we’ll release them. We need more shells - pay a deposit to expand production - we will release it only later, when we expand and train new personnel. And what if suddenly, perhaps years from now, the need for shells decreases? People to the labor exchange, excess equipment to the market, factory buildings for conversion or demolition. The most striking US example is Detroit, which from a pillar of the automobile industry has turned into a slum simply because “shells are no longer needed, but bullets are needed.”
    19. VB
      0
      November 20, 2023
      The leadership is leading to the loss of the war and the agreement, prolonging the war. 1917 not far away.
    20. 0
      November 20, 2023
      100 thousand shells per month, the United States is preparing a full-scale war?
      1. 0
        November 21, 2023
        Quote from Alexwar
        100 thousand shells per month, the United States is preparing a full-scale war?

        Russia produces an order of magnitude more, but there is not enough even for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
    21. 0
      November 20, 2023
      This means we have a maximum of a year to reach the Polish border. Otherwise, then you will have to fight for 10 years with world fascism, which will begin to bloom violently.
    22. +1
      November 20, 2023
      Well, what can I say, the increase in the volume of military production by the Western military-industrial complex is increasing and not without our “stimulation”...
      1. -1
        November 21, 2023
        Only the number of dill is decreasing!! There is nothing to make up for these losses, only if the Hitler Youth!!
        1. +1
          November 21, 2023
          The number of Russians, alas, is also...
        2. 0
          November 21, 2023
          NATO troops will go at the request of the Kyiv puppet
    23. +1
      November 20, 2023
      Here we have a question: well, how long does the United States expect to extend the wars around the world?
    24. 0
      November 21, 2023
      We will have to use nuclear weapons, we are forced to do this!! They want us to hit the Papuans in vyshenkas!! You don’t feel sorry for them, the main task of the dill-Papuans is to raise a howl against all the US colonies!!
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    25. 0
      November 21, 2023
      The most dangerous thing about all these attempts by the West to increase the production of shells and weapons is that they began to scream about freezing the conflict, a truce. And the danger is that Russia will fall for this bait and the West will rearm Ukraine within a year, and then without the use of nuclear weapons, things will smell like kerosene.
    26. 0
      November 21, 2023
      Who says that they are tired. They will and will continue to put pressure. They have hundreds of times more than we do. If we don’t change the constitution - in particular Article 15.4 part 1, we will die.
    27. -1
      November 21, 2023
      The whole world works for the USA, and Russia according to the constitution
      1. e_4
        0
        November 21, 2023
        And where in the Russian Constitution does it say that she works for the United States?
    28. -1
      November 22, 2023
      The longer the NWO goes on, the more countries will adapt to a big war. And it will happen. And the mantra that UWB will no longer support 404, you just have to wait for what comes out of the box - well, that’s stupid. It benefits them. More profitable than ever. In all respects of the economy, the development of military science, the concentration of Western production in the UWB, the sale of resources at high prices to satellites... Yes, there is not a single minus. Well, at least find one. Therefore, this will not end in the next five years. And this does not depend on the change of the self-propelled grandfather or other talking heads.
      Victory in a war can only be a victory with the surrender of the losing side.
      PS: weapons manufacturers in the UWB probably pray in the evenings for the sluggish phase. And in the mornings they expand production by mastering new jobs, as indicated in this news
      ZZY where will they get the money? Well, they’ll squeeze dry another “jumping” country like Argentina... And that’s all..

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