Skip to main content
Tags: ukraine | mideast | weapons | wars | military | drones | air defense systems

Ukraine: Mideast War Shows West Must Boost Arms Production

By    |   Tuesday, 24 October 2023 09:53 AM EDT

Western democracies should increase their investment in weapons because the output of arms factories across the globe is falling far short of what is needed now that there are major wars in Ukraine and in the Middle East, Ukraine's Minister for Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshin told Politico.

"The free world should be producing enough to protect itself," Kamyshin said during a mission to Berlin on Monday to persuade weapons producers to invest in Ukraine.

"That's why we have to produce more and better weapons to stay safe," he said, adding that the West needs to accelerate production of missiles, shells, and military drones as close to front lines as possible.

"If you get together all the worldwide capacities for weapons production, for ammunition production, that will be not enough for this war," said Kamyshin, referring to the more than 1,000-kilometer front line in the Ukraine war.

Kamyshin also pointed out that "what happens in Israel now shows and proves that the defense industry globally is a destination for investments for decades."

Western governments have been providing weapons to Kyiv since Russia's war on Ukraine began in February 2022, but Kamyshin said Ukraine is now attempting to boost its own output of armored vehicles, ammunition, and air defense systems, and is seeking Western partners to invest.

He said a major step in this plan is set for Tuesday, when German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal are expected to announce a new joint venture between Rheinmetall and Ukroboronprom, a Ukrainian defense company.

In addition, last March, EU nations pledged to give a million artillery rounds to Ukraine over the following year as part of a plan to boost production. However, since Kyiv may require as many as 1.5 million shells a year to maintain its war effort, Kamyshin is seeking to at least partially close that gap with domestic output.

Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman, a Newsmax writer based in Israel, has more than three decades writing and editing about culture and politics for newspapers, online and television.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Western democracies should increase their investment in weapons because the output of arms factories across the globe is falling far short of what is needed now that there are major wars in Ukraine and in the Middle East.
ukraine, mideast, weapons, wars, military, drones, air defense systems, olaf scholz
312
2023-53-24
Tuesday, 24 October 2023 09:53 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved