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The EU wants to catch up with Russia in ammunition by 2025

Jun 14, 2024

The European Union has accelerated the production of shells, and over the next year, it will catch up with Russia's production capacity.


This was stated by EU Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton, RBC-Ukraine reports citing La Tribune.

Breton noted that by the end of this year, the EU plans to reach the level of 1.7 million shells per year and, in 2025, to reach the production capacity of Russia, i.e., to produce 2.5 million shells per year.

"We have accelerated the production of ammunition. In March 2023, we were producing 500,000 shells a year in Europe and were already better than the Americans, who were producing only 300,000. But since then, we have doubled this capacity," the EU Commissioner said.

Breton also said that, amid tensions with Russia, defense procurement should be increased. He said that Europe should continue to rearm in the coming years.

"This need is shared by many EU member states and can benefit our defense industry. But it must be able to deliver weapons to the European army on time," the European Commissioner said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 15/06/2024

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