Pentagon opens munitions factory to keep weapons flowing to Ukraine

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The gap has led to a drastic ammunition shortage for Kiev, with Ukrainian troops able to fire only a fraction of the shells fired at them by Russian forces.

To keep Ukrainian artillery crews supplied, the Pentagon last year set a production goal of 100,000 shells per month by the end of 2025. The factories in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, together produce about 36,000 shells per month. General Dynamics’ new facility in Mesquite, Texas, will produce 30,000 people per month once it reaches full capacity.

The goal of 100,000 per month represents an almost tenfold increase in production compared to a few years ago.

An Ohio-based defense company called IMT is expected to make a difference. .

Less than a year ago, the surrounding area here in North Texas was just a dirt field. But thanks to millions of dollars from Congress and help from Repkon, the American defense company General Dynamics was able to open the factory about 10 months after breaking ground.

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