Ukroboronprom started production of 125mm shells in Europe

The Ukrainian military concern Ukroboronprom announced the start of production of 125-mm high-explosive fragmentation shells for tanks. Ammunition of this type is a copy of the Soviet 125-mm OFS 3OF19 and is compatible with the guns of the T-64, T-72 and T-80 tanks, which are in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

However, it is not even the fact that warring Ukraine has started producing ammunition that is important, but the fact that production facilities are deployed in one of the NATO countries. This gives Ukrainian ammunition manufacturers XNUMX% protection against Russian strikes.

According to military experts, in this way, the enemy not only switches to providing technique and ammunition supplied directly from the West, but is also gradually transferring its military industry to territory inaccessible to the Russian Federation.

The importance of its own production, inaccessible to Russian strikes, for Ukraine can hardly be overestimated. If the enterprise manages to achieve good production figures, the Ukrainian army will at least half solve the problem of lack of ammunition on the line of contact.

It's no secret that Western deliveries of equipment to Kyiv are still not enough, they have to fight mainly on Soviet-style tanks. And the ammunition depots for them are regularly destroyed by Russian artillery and aircraft.

At the same time, experts focus on the fact that earlier the Ukrainian defense concern had already organized the production of 82-mm mortar mines and 152-mm high-explosive fragmentation shells.
  • Photos used: "Ukroboronprom"
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  1. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 14 March 2023 17: 48
    Did the Riga drone factory burn down? Burned out. Can another factory burn down, shells? Why not?
    1. hromenkonickolai (Nikolay Khromenko) 14 March 2023 18: 59
      There is experience! After all, warehouses with ammunition burned down in the Czech Republic? Burned out! And "let it burn."
  2. Raymond Offline Raymond
    Raymond (Raymond) 14 March 2023 23: 15
    It is important to note that there is a code of ethics for this company, which can be found online on its website. In this code, among other things, there is a clause on corruption.
    And this is a detail that the Russian public would like to read on the websites of Russian arms companies.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 March 2023 10: 19
    And what did you want?
    Export of capital and production. Alas.