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US Plans to Triple Ammunition Production Over ‘Couple of Years’

Screenshot of production line for making 155-millimeter shells at General Dynamics facility in Mesquite, Texas.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States will triple its ammunition in just a couple of years, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins said. «In just a couple of years, we will triple ammunition production in the United States,» Jenkins said on Tuesday. «These shells will replenish US stockpiles, enhance the alliances’ deterrence posture and help Ukraine win its war against Russia.» In May, US Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth said at the opening of a General Dynamics plant for manufacturing parts for artillery shells that the facility would enable a significant bolstering of national shell production. This new plant is part of the US government’s effort to boost the number of artillery shells made in the United States every month, which will also be important for Ukraine, according to White House National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby. Russia’s Special Operation in UkraineRussia Outperforms West Three Times Over in Shell Production26 May, 12:48 GMTWestern countries have ramped up their military, financial and other aid to Ukraine since the start of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine in February 2022, numbering in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Russia has consistently warned against continued arms deliveries to Ukraine, saying it would lead to further escalation of the conflict. Russian officials have also warned that any cargo containing weapons for Ukraine are legitimate targets.

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