Arms manufacturer Rheinmetall confirms losses of German equipment

10.06.2023, Berlin.

German military equipment is being taken out of service during the Ukrainian conflict, but this is being hushed up, Rheinmetall CEO Armin Papperger told RND in an interview published on June 10.

“Why do we hear so little about the losses of German weapon systems?” the journalist asked Papperger. “Because you don’t talk about it,” the company director replied.

When the journalist asked about losses directly, he replied evasively, “There are always losses in life.”

At the same time, the industrialist noted that in Ukraine, they use German equipment with a serious excess of resources. Papperger cited an example when the Ukrainian military fired up to 20,000 rounds from a gun despite the requirement to change the barrel after 4,500 rounds.

He also noted that the EU could only supply one million rounds of artillery ammunition using stocks that would then have to be replenished for six to ten years.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency