French industry is faced with a shortage of gunpowder used in the production of ammunition for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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French industry is faced with a shortage of gunpowder used in the production of ammunition for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

French military-industrial complex enterprises are faced with an acute shortage of gunpowder necessary for the production of large-caliber ammunition for militants of the Kyiv regime.

According to BFM TV, in particular, the Eurenco company, which is one of the key suppliers of gunpowder for the French industry, is reducing production volumes and transferring part of its capacity to Sweden. At the same time, the missing raw materials are purchased from neighboring countries.



A year ago, the head of the French Ministry of Defense, Sebastien Lecornu, announced that in order to revive the military-industrial sector, production was planned to be returned to France. The modernized Eurenco facility is due to restart operations in 2025 and produce 1200 tons of gunpowder per year.

The production of gunpowder is a key link in the so-called “artillery coalition,” formed in January of this year to ensure the supply of ammunition to the Ukrainian army. The EU countries pledged to supply Kyiv with a million large-caliber artillery shells by the end of the first quarter of 2024, but in the end it turned out that European production facilities are capable of supplying no more than a third of the declared volumes.

Earlier it was reported that the French authorities are considering the possibility of allowing units of their army to be sent to Ukraine in order to put Russia in front of a “strategic dilemma.”
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  1. +6
    2 March 2024 15: 40
    It's time for African countries to privatize French assets. lol
    1. Maz
      +4
      2 March 2024 15: 48
      Who grows cotton here? Are these not Muslim countries by any chance?
      1. 0
        2 March 2024 15: 53
        Gunpowder is made from ordinary human shit. Have millions of French nerds really stopped shitting? Are there really not enough Afro-Arab-Ukrainian migrants collecting this crap?
        1. +3
          2 March 2024 16: 16
          For NATO artillery gunpowder, you then need to eat high-quality cotton.
          1. +1
            2 March 2024 16: 26
            Here is the article:
            https://argumenti.ru/society/n565/473767

            "...The Central Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics named after D.I. Mendeleev proved that the muzzle energy with the same weight of flax gunpowder turned out to be higher than cotton. And it is much more stable in quality. That is, perhaps hunters will soon forget the eternal problem - cartridges from the same manufacturer from different batches differ noticeably in quality. For the army, this is also a solution to the old problem of accurately hitting the target. Tests have shown that the dispersion of shells “on line” when firing from an artillery gun is ten (?) times less "Historians" received offers last year to move with their technologies to Canada. Apparently, overseas they also thought about flax pulp for ammunition, but something didn’t work out for them...."
            1. +5
              2 March 2024 23: 28
              Quote: Simple
              that the muzzle energy with the same weight of flax gunpowder turned out to be higher than cotton.

              At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, a technology for the production of smokeless gunpowder using hemp cellulose was created in Russia. Hemp gives a multiple (if not an order of magnitude) higher yield per hectare, grows on absolutely any soil, while improving and enriching the soil. Moreover, it can be grown in any climate zone, even in Siberia. It grows quickly, the yield is high, it also produces good fabric, and it is also bactericidal. In Russia, previously only hemp bandages were used; during WWI and the beginning of WWII, these particular bandages were WASHED, dried and reused. The wounds under such a bandage did not rot and healed quickly. In China, sports shoes and clothes are made from such fabric, as well as military uniforms (with the addition of hemp fibers) and they do not smell of sweat - the same bacteria that cause stink, infections, and skin diseases do not multiply there.
              A very useful plant.
              But the main thing is that it is very cheap, and the yield per hectare is an order of magnitude higher than that of cotton. Does not require so much water and a warm climate. . Using such cellulose, rockets will fly better, longer, more accurately and cheaper. And there is no need to be afraid of drug addicts - technical varieties that do not contain cannabinoids have long been developed. Moreover, when cross-pollinated with narcotic hemp, the narcotic hemp loses its properties and also becomes technical.
              And let's make good clothes and bed linen from flax.
              And hemp is used for gunpowder and rocket fuel!! We will now need a lot of this stuff, so let's reduce costs and increase volumes, as well as get rid of import dependence.
              Give me IMPORT SUBSTITUTION!!! soldier
              GIVE YOU HEMP CELLULOSE!!! bully
  2. +2
    2 March 2024 15: 40
    Eurenco is due to resume operations in 2025 and produce 1200 tons of gunpowder per year for artillery shells.
    Maybe at such enterprises it happens, but something goes wrong? Well, either let them do it since no one cares!

    The production of gunpowder is a key link in the so-called “artillery coalition,” formed in January of this year to ensure the supply of ammunition to the Ukrainian army. EU countries have pledged to supply Kyiv with a million large-caliber artillery shells by the end of the first quarter of 2024,


    however, in the end it turned out that European production facilities are capable of supplying no more than a third of the declared volumes.

    and that’s not a fact!
  3. 0
    2 March 2024 16: 23
    Where does gunpowder come from? What is it made of? And how does it differ from other explosives such as Tritonal, Hexogen and TNT?
    1. +1
      2 March 2024 18: 04
      . Where does gunpowder come from?

      From the hunting store laughing
    2. 0
      3 March 2024 23: 15
      Where does gunpowder come from?

      Gunpowder is made from... poop. The poop kicks itself,
      and saltpeter is released. It is the main ingredient.
      Next, kneading is done with other ingredients, drying, and
      the most dangerous thing is grinding and granulating the mass until
      the required size of the powder grain. The most dangerous and
      there was a profitable business in Rus'. The gunpowder was called POTION.
      The gunpowder business is a GREAT business. Every potion maker did
      gunpowder as best he could. There lived a greengrocer and his workers, as a rule,
      not for long. Before production exploded. The quality of gunpowder, its price,
      fires and explosions, Peter I was so fed up that the tsar introduced
      state monopoly on the green business.

      So let Zelensky live up to the roots of his family name.
      Will issue a decree ordering the entire Bankovaya to take laxatives.
      Well, he himself will tense up more.
      The resulting product is sent in trains to France.
      This is where we definitely won’t interfere and won’t bomb.
      Simply put, it will fill Paris (and all of Europe) with shit.
      and solve the problem.
      Shrapnel No. 5 - the best scent, with love from Kyiv. belay
  4. +1
    2 March 2024 16: 50
    All that remains is for the good uncle to buy up all the high-quality cotton.
  5. +1
    2 March 2024 17: 50
    They can’t make shells - and now, there’s already a shortage of gunpowder - how were they going to fight - poor people?
  6. 0
    2 March 2024 17: 58
    Until supply channels are cut off and/or the military-economic potential is equalized with the united West, it is harmful and dangerous to console yourself with the temporary difficulties of the Western dog. The problem is solvable for them.
    1. +1
      2 March 2024 18: 51
      Quote: IvanIvanov
      It is harmful and dangerous to console yourself with the temporary difficulties of a Western dog. The problem is solvable for them.

      By and large, sooner or later absolutely any problem can be solved. The question is time and price. Therefore, the task is to take advantage of the enemy’s problems before he solves them. Actually, the whole strategy is based on this.
  7. 0
    2 March 2024 23: 03
    French business is being disingenuous... Apparently, it already understands how another “campaign” sur la Russie could end for it... and everything connected with it, including the production of ammunition for Ukroreich... Here and " brave" Macron will not save the situation... In the current military-political "situation", France will no longer be included in the winners, but rather, as a French region, will become part of the Russian Empire... It makes sense to think carefully and weigh everything on the Champs Elysees....