Notably, as of March 2023, Uralvagonzavod, the only Russian tank manufacturer, was producing 20 tanks per month.
In March 2023, the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Defense Council, Dmytro Medvedev, said that by 2023, the Russian Defense Department could produce 1,500 main battle tanks, which represents an average production rate of 125 tanks per month.
On January 30, 2024, the Ministry of Defense of Russia reported that the Russian Defense and Security Company “Novator” has completed the state defense order for “Kalibre” cruise missiles and “Iskander” ballistic missiles in 2023.
Novator's CEO, Farid Abdrakhmanov, told Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu that Novator fulfilled the state defense order for the Kalibr and Iskander in 2023, switched to 24-hour production and created a three-shift work schedule at all of its factories.
According to Abdrakmanov, “Novator” has already fulfilled 17% of the state security order for 2024.
Russia's missile capabilities
According to the latest Air Force data, Russia, as in the past, has about 900 high-precision long-range missiles.
In mid-January, Major General Vadim Skibitsky, deputy head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, said that Russian troops have not used Kalibr cruise missiles for attacks against Ukraine since mid-September 2023. , perhaps with the intention of building a missile reserve. According to him, Russia may have difficulties in manufacturing Kalibr cruise missiles because it requires many foreign components that are blocked by international sanctions.
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