He noted that the program of the development of the ammunition sector became the first branch defense program during the last years.
'The ministry held the procedures of the purchase of the production line of the shell body and 100-155mm cartridges to fulfill this program. Moreover, we plan the switch to the main bore used by the NATO – 155 mm. all equipment that is purchased will be supplied within this program and will be adapted to the NATO standards. It is likely that this ammunition will be produced at 'Artem' plant', Brovchenko noted.
He added that it is planned to produce the 5.45-14.5 mm cartridges at the fund of the Defense Ministry.
According to Brovchenko, Ukraine can begin the production of the ammunition in the second half of 2019.