Russia’s defense industry is able to create new BMP-1 and T-72, but without modern components.
The Russian defense industry is largely connected with the import of Western components. Without them, it is able to produce a limited amount armament. And the new equipment remains without modern details.
The corresponding information was shared by experts in comments to the publication “RBK-Ukraine”which published a study on the current state of the defense industry of the Russian Federation.
According to military specialist Vladyslav Seleznyov, almost every type of modern weaponry requires electronics. And it is not produced in Russia – the aggressor state here relied on imports.
“These are chips, these are control units, electronic boards, which are responsible for the highest technological component of Russian weapons, which is praised in every possible way by the Russian propaganda machine,” Seleznyov said.
Oleksandr Musienko, head of the Center for Military and Legal Research, reported what equipment and ammunition Russia can produce independently. The list includes shells for MLRS, BMP-1 and T-72. However, the new equipment will be devoid of modern components of Western production.
“These are old machines, they don’t have, for example, laser rangefinders, night vision devices, other functions that they bought in France, Italy or Germany. Now they don’t sell it, so they decided to roll back in Russia. For example, they produced BMP -3, which was much more modern. Now they have rolled back to the BMP-1,” said Musienko.
Problems with equipment in the Russian army
- According to fresh data from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the full-scale invasion, Ukrainian defenders have destroyed more than 14,000 units of enemy equipment. This includes 254 aircraft, 2254 tanks and 1355 artillery systems.
- In the middle of August received informationthat Russia gained access to the arsenals of Belarus in order to replenish the stockpile of weapons and ammunition.
- Since the end of May, the Russian Federation has been sending canned goods to the front in Ukraine T-62 tankswhich were adopted in the USSR more than 60 years ago.
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