EU approves massive expansion of artillery shell production

24 June, 02:07 AM
European Union (Photo:REUTERS/Ів Герман)

European Union (Photo:REUTERS/Ів Герман)

EU member states have approved a project that envisages expanding the production of artillery shells to one million units per annum, the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU announced on Twitter on June 23. 

The approval of the Act in Support of Ammunition Production (ASAP) was confirmed.

According to the announcement, this decision will significantly boost production capabilities within the EU for manufacturing ammunition.

“It will facilitate the ramp-up of the EU’s ammunition production capacity, allowing its defense industry to better support Ukrainian and Member States’ armed forces,” the message said.

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On May 5, the EU decided to allocate one billion euros from the European Peace Fund towards joint procurement of ammunition for Ukraine.

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