Chief of General Staff opened the recycling plant shells in Nicaragua

Chief of General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Gen. Valery Gerasimov opened a factory for the demilitarization of ammunition with expired storage, built near Managua with the assistance of Russia.

Earlier it was reported that the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Gen. Valery Gerasimov Sunday arrives in Nicaragua, where from 21 to 23 April will hold talks with political and military leaders of Nicaragua on the development of bilateral military and military-technical cooperation.

"I am glad to discover this plant.’m Sure he will be very useful and will utilize large amounts of ammunition, you inherited decades ago" — Gerasimov said, referring to the commander in chief of the Nicaraguan Army General Julio Cesar Aviles Castillo.

As explained in the Russian delegation, the plant will recycle 900 tons of artillery ammunition in caliber from 22 to 152 mm. The most dangerous procedure — removal of fuses — is moved to the side of the location of the plant. The plant was built in one year, the supply of equipment were carried out in two stages. The personnel was prepared by Russian specialists from the Mikhailovsky Artillery Academy.

Nicaragua still buys industrial explosives, but after the launch of the plant will be able to get out of recycled industrial explosive ordnance. In the case will also go non-ferrous metal. "As I understand it, the money from the disposal of ordnance army of Nicaragua get yourself" — said Gerasimov.

In turn, General Castillo praised the technique that came to Nicaragua from Russia. According to him, five engineering vehicles of Russian repaired 270 kilometers of roads in 2012.

RIA Novosti  http://ria.ru/defense_saf…821625.html # ixzz2RBeQxU4q 

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