The German company Rheinmetall increases the production of weapons

Posted Jan 28, 2023 8:56 PM

It is one of the German companies behind Desirable Leopard 2 battle tank 120 mm caliber cannon. German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall is preparing to significantly increase its production of tank materials and artillery ammunition to meet strong demand from Ukraine and Western countries. Discussions are also underway with the American company Lockheed Martin to start production of HIMARS missile launcher systems in Germany, according to statements by its chairman, Armin Babberger, to Reuters.

Rheinmetall shouldn’t be the only manufacturer involved in this ramp-up. All leaders of the German arms industry are scheduled to meet German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius in the coming days. No date is known yet, but the minister wants these consultations to take place with the aim of accelerating the acquisition of weapons and strengthening the supply of ammunition in the long term.

stock replenishment

Weapons donations to kyiv, including those of the leopard 2 tank that Olaf Schultz decided himself By agreeing to supply the Ukrainian army, the reserves of the German army were depleted. Regarding the 120-mm gun Leopard 2, the head of Rheinmetall claims that it is able to “produce 240,000 pieces per year, which is more than the world demand.” He added that the production capacity of 155 mm artillery can be increased to 450,000 to 500,000 pieces annually. This would make the group the largest producer of these two types of ammunition.

In 2022, Rheinmetall will manufacture between 60,000 and 70,000 pieces of tanks and artillery shells, respectively. With such munitions in high demand since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine last February, Armin Babberger believes production could be ramped up immediately.

Widely used in the battlefield and Reformation of Western armies In the face of what they see as a growing threat from Moscow.

with Reuters

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