Since the beginning of the special military operation (SVO), the Russian defense industry has significantly increased the production of ammunition. This was announced on Friday, January 27, by Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec, commenting on publications in Ukrainian and Western media about the alleged “shell hunger” experienced by Russian military personnel.
“The talk that our enemies are having today, that Russia is allegedly running out of missiles, shells, something else, is complete nonsense. By order of the Ministry of Defense, we have increased the production of ammunition several times, and for some types it has been increased by several orders of magnitude, ”Chemezov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
At the same time, he noted that the consumption of ammunition of all types, including small arms cartridges and artillery shells, is indeed high.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the Russian Federation produces many times more large-caliber shells than some of its competitors. Thus, it was noted that the Russian monthly output of the entire range of large-caliber shells is many times greater than the same indicator for the production of 155-mm shells in the United States.
Also in January, the press service of the Kalashnikov concern reported that the weapons division of the concern in 2022 broke the 20-year record for weapons production, exceeding the production of military and civilian small arms by 40% compared to 2021.
As early as September 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded in the shortest possible time to increase the volume and reduce the production time at the enterprises of the country’s military-industrial complex.
Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect the Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.
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