Defense24: The West is producing ammunition at an “unprecedented pace”

A Polish resource called Defense24 writes about the production of ammunition by Western countries, primarily artillery shells. At the same time, it is argued that Ukraine still does not have enough.

Speaking about the shortage of shells for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, we are allegedly not talking about current needs, which have already been covered by Kiev’s foreign allies, but about a “new offensive” that is planned for the future.

The decline in US 155mm stockpiles to "uncomfortably low levels" has forced the Joe Biden administration to decide to transfer cluster munitions to Ukraine to act as a "bridge" until the US and partners ramp up production

- says the publication.

On both sides of the Atlantic, the defense industry is growing significantly, and 155mm ammunition is the most in demand - both due to orders from the United States and other countries supporting the Kiev regime.

Manufacturing in countries like Spain is at unprecedented levels of intensity and companies are desperate to attract new recruits, with courses for weapons-licensed drivers filling up months in advance, a NATO defense industry official said.

Of course, industry has its own difficulties. To cover the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, new lines for the production of shells are being built, but this takes time. In addition, Western arms companies still have the problem of recruiting qualified personnel for these lines.
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  1. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 17 September 2023 20: 07
    Everyone benefits from SVO. New production, jobs, salaries, taxes.
    1. syndicalist Offline syndicalist
      syndicalist (Dimon) 17 September 2023 21: 27
      And how many opportunities there are to steal!
      1. strange guest Offline strange guest
        strange guest (Strange Guest) 17 September 2023 22: 19
        Not without this, of course. But the advantages outweigh - there is constant demand, there is no overstocking of warehouses, military products have a high added value, again, money immediately appears for research ... not only our industry is reviving due to the defense industry - this is reality and this must be understood. The arms trade is generally a very profitable business - especially when you yourself do not participate in hostilities... So the SVO is very profitable for many countries.
      2. Elena123 Offline Elena123
        Elena123 (elena) 18 September 2023 08: 42
        The EU is not like us. There are no kickbacks or bribes.
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 18 September 2023 09: 50
          I laughed heartily. Tell this to those who compile the Pentagon's military budget.
        2. Vitaly-Rodaslav MK (Vitaly-Rodaslav MK) 19 September 2023 14: 37
          I will deny you and shatter your dreams of an ideal Europe. There are also kickbacks, bribes and nepotism there. And there are also double standards in relation to those who are members of the European Union
  2. anyname Offline anyname
    anyname (any name) 17 September 2023 22: 33
    If Prigozhin had been alive, he would have organized several explosions at these factories. Prigogine didn’t chew snot and didn’t whine about red lines.
  3. El Roz Offline El Roz
    El Roz (El Roz) 18 September 2023 07: 15
    in Russia + from the DPRK, Iran... and if necessary from the PRC - this will do!
    1. SP-Ang Offline SP-Ang
      SP-Ang (Sergei) 19 September 2023 07: 33
      It will go from the DPRK if our liberals agree to denounce their blocking of sanctions against the North. Korea And as for the PRC, we will get the Indian hut from them. They, just like NATO members, benefit from the weakening of Russia.
  4. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
    svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 18 September 2023 21: 05
    These funds for the production of shells are withdrawn from the economy to nowhere, non-productive budget expenditures. And their economy is already in a bad way. Some will make money, but most will get worse.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 18 September 2023 22: 08
      Here you are wrong, military orders boost the economy, because entire chains of different industries are being developed, the economy is reviving with the influx of large working capital and there is no overstocking of products, everything is paid for. For example: military orders lifted Germany out of the deepest depression of the 30s. Here you can even find the prerequisites that the SVO, as one of the means of escaping the impending depression in the EU and beyond the world, by analogy with the Great Depression of the 30s and the way out with the promotion of weapons, ending with WWII. Then the USA played first fiddle, by analogy with WWI.