Officials in Kiev seek to boost their armor capabilities to counter intrusionsRussiaduring the military,ukraineThe Defense Industry Group (Ukroboronprom) announced on the 14th that it had begun production of 125 mm shells for Soviet-era combat vehicles.
Reuters reported that the defense industry group said “the munitions were attached to an ‘unnamed projectile’ based out of Ukraine.”NATO“manufactured in collaboration with the state”, adding that “the first batch of 125 mm artillery shells have been delivered for T-64, T-72 and T-80 tanks to fight against the invaders”, in addition , the defense industry group, said that although the ammunition was manufactured overseas, Ukrainian personnel were involved in the manufacturing process.
Even though tanks donated by the Allies will soon enter service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces, most of Kiev’s tank force will be Soviet-built in the short term, creating an urgent need for new sources of ammunition supply, as most NATO fighters Vehicle ammunition varies in caliber used by vehicles, and the majority of 125 mm ammunition is held by Russia and other countries that will not supply Ukraine.
This is already the second type of ammunition produced by the defense industry group in cooperation with NATO member states. In February this year, it announced the start of joint production of 120 mm mortar shells with another unnamed NATO country.