After orders from Putin, weapon production increases tenfold

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.21 - 2023 2:30 PM CET

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After orders from Putin, weapon production increases tenfold.

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According to a Russian arms manufacturer, the production of military equipment has significantly increased due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a substantial increase in the production of war materials for the invasion of Ukraine.

The announcement comes directly from Rostec, Russia's largest arms manufacturer, which is responsible for supplying the Russian military.

The increase in production is a result of a direct order from Putin due to the demand from Russia's "special military operation" in Ukraine, which has been ongoing for over a year and a half and has significantly depleted Russia's military reserves.

The types of equipment being produced at an accelerated rate include missiles, drones, vehicles, and artillery.

"We are moving forward at high speed; all systems are at full throttle," says Bekhan Ozdoev, the industrial director at Rostec. He also mentioned that compared to normal production rates, many tanks and rocket equipment have been produced.

No specific numbers have been provided on the different types of weapons being produced, making the exact quantity sent to the front lines uncertain. Rostec, like many other Russian companies, is subject to sanctions from the West, affecting a total of 800 civilian and military corporate entities.

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