“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.
- 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.
- 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.
- noted on the website of the American army.
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