Lithuania: Talks with Rheinmetall on opening ammo plant: minister

Lithuania is holding “intensive and very detailed” talks with Germany’s Rheinmetall on opening a new factory in the country, Economy Minister Ausrine Armonaite announced, BNS reports. Rheinmetall’s top management met with Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte in November 2023. According to 15min, the new factory could produce NATO-standard 155mm artillery shells. Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann have a joint venture, Lithuania Defense Services, which has a combat vehicle maintenance plant in Jonava.