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France wants to increase production to 5000 artillery shells per month

Feb 28, 2024

France needs to increase the production of artillery ammunition and reach 4-5 thousand pieces per month.


This was stated by the Minister of the French Armed Forces Sebastian Lecornu, RBC-Ukraine reports citing Le Monde.

"I hope that we will be able to produce 4,000 to 5,000 155-mm shells per month," the minister said during a hearing in the National Assembly.

Lecornu recalled that at the beginning of the war in Ukraine, France produced a thousand munitions per month, and then increased it to 2,000 in 2023.

He added that in February, France reached the level of production of 3,000 shells per month, although the figure is still low. Lecornu also said that there are problems with gunpowder and production lines.

According to the minister, the defense company Nexter is doing everything possible to invest in production and open an additional line.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 28/02/2024

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