One of the key aspects of this venture is the commitment to train Ukrainian personnel in the maintenance of tanks and other armoured vehicles produced at the facility. Papperger emphasized that the plant will primarily focus on the assembly and repair of Rheinmetall Fuchs armoured personnel carriers under license.
The operation of the plant will be carried out in collaboration with Ukrainian defence industry. The partnership between Rheinmetall and Ukrainian industry aims to bolster Ukraine’s defence technology capabilities, as previously outlined in their agreement announced in May.
Papperger further emphasized that Rheinmetall has the potential to fulfill up to 60% of Ukraine’s needs for artillery ammunition.
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