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Ukraine to produce its own 155-mm shells, spare parts for Caesar howitzers

8 June, 2024 Saturday
15:18

On June 7, the Franco-German arms manufacturer KNDS granted Ukraine's first license to produce 155-caliber shells

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Ukraine's Minister of Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshin announced this.

"This is a full-fledged commercial agreement on licensed production in Ukraine. With a licence, the Ukrainian partner will be able to quickly prepare the site and start production," he explained.

According to the minister, the second contract concerns the opening of a Caesar gun maintenance unit in Ukraine. Some spare parts will be manufactured in Ukraine using 3D printing of metal parts.

In addition, Kamyshin says that KNDS has signed a letter of intent to establish a subsidiary of the group in Ukraine.

"We sincerely welcome this decision. I am convinced that there is no better place for the world's arms manufacturers to develop than Ukraine," the minister said.

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