Defense Ministers of France, Sebastien Lecornu, and Australia, Richard Marles, agreed to supply Ukraine with several thousand 155-millimetre shells of joint production to support it in the war against Russia on January 30, 2023.
Source: The Minister of Defense of France Sebastien Lecornu, the Minister of Defense of Australia Richard Marles
“Several thousand 155 mm shells are going to be produced jointly [for Ukraine – ed.],” noted the Minister of Defense of France.
Sebastien Lecornu also added that the first deliveries should be expected during the first quarter of 2023, but declined to say more details about the contract.
“This is part of the support efforts that Australia and France are providing to Ukraine to ensure that they are able to hold on to this conflict and end it on their own terms. This is a multi-million Australian dollar project, a new cooperation between Australian defense industries and French,” informed the Minister of Defense of Australia Richard Marles.
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