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Europe’s arms production is in ‘deep shit,’ says Belgian ex-general

Europe’s ammo production shortfalls are a symptom of a “cultural problem” to adapt to a war-ready industry, retired general Marc Thys tells POLITICO.

It’s going to take years for Europe to build up the arms and ammunition production capacity needed to both aid Ukraine and reequip national forces, Belgium’s former deputy chief of defense said.

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“It’s not a joke, we’re in deep shit,” Marc Thys, who retired in 2023 with the rank of lieutenant general, told POLITICO. “Especially in Belgium, but we’re not the only ones.”

With Ukraine running into severe shell shortages as Russians push into key cities like Avdiivka, and…

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