How Long Will Russia Last With Weapons From Improvised Materials

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, April 22, 2022
How Long Will Russia Last With Weapons From Improvised Materials

The imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation led to a shortage of materials and components to produce missiles and tanks. Closing factories and arms production

The sanctions response of the progressive world to Putin's sick aggression was clearly reflected in the work of Russian factories for the production of military equipment. The lack of imported raw materials and spare parts for the production of Russian tanks, missiles, and other heavy weapons led to a halt in production. For example, the Ulyanovskyy mechanical plant previously produced long-range and medium-range air defense systems. Thus, Russia was left without anti-aircraft missile systems of the Buk air defense system, the Kub air defense system, and the Tunguska air defense missile system.

"The Research institute of Ukraine makes a lot of samples of Russian military equipment, and 95% of the components are imported there. Russia itself produces plastic-iron cases. In which week of the war will the deficit occur? It is already felt. They did not expect to use as much as they had already used. For example, they started decommissioning the obsolete Tochka U systems. They decommissioned them many years ago," Kyrylo Budanov, head of the State Intelligence Service of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.

The Kinzhal hypersonic missiles will also remain part of Russia's great past. The lack of imports of spare parts from "decayed Europe" put an end to the modernization of missiles. This was announced by the head of the Center for military research Olexandr Musienko. An explosion of the rocket showed that it was equipped with parts manufactured in the last century.

"Modern guidance units were developed in 1960-1970 and produced by the Voronezh plant of radio components, the Minsk plant integral, and other enterprises of the Soviet Union. The scientific research institute reports that the "newest" missiles also use the PGI-2M navigation system, developed in 1977," the Scientific research institute reports.

As you can see, now Russia is not only unable to provide weapons to other countries (for example, India), but even its own army is no longer able to provide.

Now Russia is using outdated "high-precision" Kh-101 missiles against Ukraine, which were produced from 1999 to 2013. However, these missiles were not high-profile in practice, even in 2013. In the war against Ukraine, these missiles almost never reached their target unless their targets were empty wheat fields.

"If the Russian military-industrial complex had problems before, now, after the West imposes additional sanctions specifically against the Russian defense industry sector, they are deprived of access to the key elements necessary for modern weapons modernization and production of modern weapons," Olexandr Musienko.

Forecast for the future: soon, the profession of a tanker in Russia will remain only in the memory of the modern generation because tanks are no longer produced in Russia. According to the State Intelligence Service of Ukraine, at the Russian Uralvagonzavod, Russia cannot independently continue the production of high-tech weapons without the supply of imported components. The production of tanks T-90 and T-14 (Armata) was stopped, and the personnel switched to repairing damaged military equipment.

As you can see, the second army of the world and the titanium manufacturer of military equipment, in reality, can only assemble a ''constructor'' from imported spare parts.

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