By Train arrival @Adobe Stock

Doug Cameron of The Wall Street Journal reports that a General Dynamics facility slated to make artillery shells is part of the Pentagon’s push to produce more weapons domestically. Cameron writes:

Walking past new hydraulic presses and orange robots handling semifinished artillery shells, U.S. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth had a question for a manufacturing company executive.

“Do the Russians have this technology?” Wormuth asked Ibrahim Kulekci, chief executive of the Turkish firm that designed and installed key machinery in the plant.

Kulekci said they wouldn’t get it from his firm. “Keep it that way,” Wormuth responded. […]

The Ukraine conflict has charged growth at General Dynamics’s combat-systems division, which also makes equipment such as Abrams tanks and Stryker armored vehicles. Demand for war-fighting gear pushed sales in the combat division up 20% in the first quarter after rising 13% last year.

“We’re in an ugly period right now, and that is driving the need for our allies and the United States to arm in the face of threat,” said Novakovic at a General Dynamics’s investor conference in February.

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