National Security and Defense Council (NSCD) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov says Ukraine will start batch production of rocket bodies for multiple launch rocket systems in 2018. He announced this to the press during visit to the Artem factory in Kyiv, Ukrainian News Agency reports. He says the factory has commissioned one technological line for production of rocket bodies. The equipment of the line has been made in Turkey. The rocket bodies are designed for multiple launch rocket systems, including the Ukrainian Vilkha multiple launch rocket system. "This is a very serious step made by our defense industry for provision of the rocket shield of our country," said the secretary of the NSDC. He said the batch production of rocket bodies will begin in 2018. He says Ukraine still feels the deficit of shells of large caliber. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Turchynov reports about successful tests of ammunition produced by Ukrainian enterprises.