NATO signs contract for supply of 155-mm artillery ammunition: part of it will be sent to Ukraine
On Tuesday, January 23, NATO signed a contract for the supply of 155-mm artillery ammunition worth EUR 1.1 billion, some of which will be delivered to Ukraine
Reuters reports about this.
"The war in Ukraine has become a battle of ammunition," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after the signing ceremony at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels.
The deal was signed on behalf of several allies, who will either transfer the shells to Ukraine or use them to replenish their own depleted stockpiles. Bulk purchases guarantee lower prices.
According to the contract, about 220,000 artillery rounds are likely to be purchased, with the first deliveries expected in late 2025.
The ammunition will be supplied by the French company Nexter and the German company Junghans.
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