Is it wise to set up military production equipment for weapons and stuff on soil that is at war and could be targeted? What exactly would this help speed up? Reading the article it says that the ultimate goal is to produce local light artillery systems. Which is great and all, but light artillery is not really going to be winning many fights if it comes to duels. The M119 howitzer is what I assume they're talking about, 105mm frees up another source of shells I guess, but 155mm has been king of this war. BAE's Hägglunds Systems company also agreed to help try and improve training and maintenance of CV90's, but dunno if that means an on site repair thing of if this is the place it'll be.
Or will Ukraine be producing a whacky new artillery instead? 105mm? 122mm? 115mm? 130mm? 140mm doesn't exist afaik and if you're doing that might as well do 152mm or 155mm. Could we see proper conversions of artillery pieces onto MT-LB's? Or an SPG built around it?