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Rheinmetall to Build €400 Million Gunpowder Plant in Romania

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Photo: Rheinmetall to Build €400 Million Gunpowder Plant in Romania. Source: Rheinmetall
Photo: Rheinmetall to Build €400 Million Gunpowder Plant in Romania. Source: Rheinmetall

German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall is planning to construct a modern gunpowder plant in Romania, with its production catering to the needs of European armies. This was announced by Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Cholaku, as reported by BizBrasov.

The plant is set to be built on a 300-hectare site in the Fegerash-Victoria area. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the European Commission and has a value of €400 million, with €47 million coming from the European Commission. It is reported that representatives of Rheinmetall have already arrived in the country to begin construction of the plant.

"This will be the most modern gunpowder plant in Romania. Several contracts are already in the implementation phase," stated the Romanian Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Marcel Cholaku also noted that Romania does not produce enough ammunition according to NATO standards, making such production extremely important for the country.

Additionally, the Prime Minister commented on the potential threat of a Russian attack on Romania, stating that such a possibility is ruled out.

"We have thousands of soldiers on Romanian territory, we have French coordination, and we have soldiers from all European states. It is ruled out that Romania will suffer an armed attack from the Russian Federation," said Cholaku.

Last week, it was also announced that Rheinmetall plans to open at least four factories in Ukraine for the production of ammunition, military equipment, gunpowder, and anti-aircraft defence systems. This comes amid deepening cooperation between Ukraine and Germany aimed at establishing joint defence enterprises and intensifying work on ongoing projects.

The Gaze publication also reported that the largest NATO base in Romania will be built, accommodating up to 10,000 military personnel and their families. The Mikhail Kogalniceanu Military Complex will cover an area of 2,800 hectares with a perimeter of 30 kilometres.

According to Romanian journalists, the new NATO base in Romania will surpass the Ramstein base in Germany. Romanian military officials note that in the current geopolitical context, with Russia continuing aggressive actions against Ukraine, the construction of such a base strengthens NATO's eastern flank.

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