Russia's Defense Industry Growing More Turbulent

Moscow has actively tried to restore at least part of its arms lost in Ukraine after almost nine months of its bloody war. Publicly, the Kremlin declares that nothing crucially serious is plaguing this re-production and that the domestic defense factories will have no problem increasing their productivity (RIA Novosti, October 24). Supplies of new arms have been seen, including the Su-34 fighter-bombers (Rostec, November 16), heavy Tornado Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) (Rostec, November 16), and even the doubling of the manufacturing capacity for the ODK-Kuznetsov production facility in Samara in southwestern Russia, which produces engines for long-range bombers (Rostec, November 16).


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