Ukroboronprom has started producing 125mm shells for tank guns, the company's press service reports.
At the request of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, the first batch of 125 mm shells for T-64, T-72 and T-80 tanks, which are used by the Security and Defence Forces of Ukraine to fight the occupiers, has already been delivered.
Overall, for the first time since independence, Ukraine has launched its own production of ammunition: 82 mm and 120 mm mortar shells, 122 mm and 152 mm artillery rounds, and now a 125 mm tank shell. For security reasons, the production has been moved outside the country, but it's Ukrainians who are involved in the ammunition manufacturing process: designers, technologists, turners, foundry workers, etc.
Ukroboronprom has recently signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine for the supply of 120mm mortar shells, which are also manufactured in cooperation with a North Atlantic Alliance member state.