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New artillery shell production plant launched in Texas

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May30,2024

A new plant for the production of artillery shells has been launched in Texas

Photo: Ammunition plant in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA/REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

This will help increase the supply of ammunition to Ukraine

A new one opened in Mesquite, Texas General Dynamics weapons plant, which will produce 155mm artillery shells, The New York Times and Reuters reported.

To provide Ukraine with weapons, the Pentagon has set a goal of producing up to 100,000 artillery shells per month by the end of 2025.

The Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania plants together produce about 36,000 rounds per month. The new facility in Texas can supply 30,000 units per month.

The plant, which cost more than $500 million to build, will consist of three production lines and provide 350 new jobs.

Another projectile plant is currently being built in Camden, Arkansas. In addition, the Pentagon plans to open a second line for the production of shells at a military plant in Iowa and partially open a plant in Parsons, Kansas.

Prepared by: Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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