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Russia Doubled Tank & Ammo Production Despite Sanctions

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Russia Doubled Tank & Ammo Production Despite Sanctions

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Originally published by AntiWar

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Russia has been able to significantly ramp up its production of ammunition and other armaments despite Western sanctions meant to degrade the country’s military industry.

According to one senior Western defense official, before the invasion of Ukraine, Russia could produce 100 tanks a year. Now they can make 200. Western officials also believe Russia is on track to produce 2 million artillery shells per year, twice the amount they estimated Russia could make before the war.

As a result of the increase in production, Russia can make more ammunition than the US and Europe combined. The US and its NATO allies are working to bolster their production, but results aren’t expected to be seen for years. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg previously said Ukraine was using artillery rounds at a faster rate than the entire alliance could produce.

Kusti Salm, a senior Estonian Defense Ministry official, estimated in comments to the Times that Russia’s current ammunition production is seven times greater than the West’s. The figure demonstrates how time is on Russia’s side in the conflict and how fueling the proxy war may be unsustainable for the US and its NATO allies.

According to the Times, US and other Western sanctions targeting certain technologies, such as advanced semiconductors, initially hurt Russia’s ammunition production. But Moscow was able to find ways around the sanctions, and its economy has also adapted to the US-led economic blitz by finding new markets for energy exports in Asia.

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Florian Geyer

i can easily see the thick brits becoming the sacrificial lamb that will be blamed, justifiably, for the hato debakel in ukie land.

will there be a regime change or a nuclear wasteland?

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War

200 tanks per year is how many per month?

Lo Hung Testicle

its about 1 tank every 2 days

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War

wars over boys. russia can now make a tank in a few days.

TomB.

wrong numbers lead to wrong results, like yours at factor 10. now russia produces some 2 t90m each day and restore a half dozent t72 and t80 each day, with still thousands of them on stock (6.000 t72 and 3.000 t80). so thats some 2000 tanks all together a year comming new to service, at an actual loss ratio at some 700 a year, so in this case the russian armor grows constantly.

Gneaus stapo

sure flathead scum. easter bunny is real as well.

CentralAsianStudies

just a reminder that these production values are under reported by the bbc based on political assumptions and assumptions by military officials and intelligence official’s in the west from countries like the usa and uk. thus you have the west admitting that russia is out-producing nato in the war in every way and crying about it.

BiClyde

means 3 new t-90 produced each month and up to 7 old t-72 also restored each month. 3 – 10 tanks are destroyed each day against hohols. putin, you’re a great leader.

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TomB.

no you moron. 2 new t90m were build each day, and some 5-6 restored t72 and t80 each day. while daily loesses droped since months on some 2, because russians use theyr tanks more carefullyand on larger distances than in the first months.

Gneaus stapo

only chance of survival is using them back in shitland, otherwise leos kill em easily like two t80’s from 1,7 mile.

Gneaus stapo

rashnik flathead faschist scum russia is toast. putin is begging kim for suppilies, it is telling everything. bye bye russian empire. endsieg is coming,slava ukraine 🇺🇦👍

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The New Hypersonic Tsar Bomba

bla bla bla you gerrman losers talking about your “endsiegs”, your “wunderwaffen” for almost 100 years now. bla bla bla. meanwhile in kaliningrad..

Gneaus stapo

u flatheads turned königsberg into shitingrad…just like the rest of ur flathead subhuman assclown scum russian empire.

anyway us germans are better than u and u know it.

CentralAsianStudies

better at losing their country to the americans. losing all world wars. suffering incompetent leaders with a shrinking and failing economy. oh and did i forget that you’re to be having food shortages and fuel shortages too? also the best at that .

Darius

gestapo , your time is over long ago , you are a us poodle now , to give paws and evtl pay the bills for your master. stop yelping

CentralAsianStudies

putin isn’t begging. you believe russia needs north korea for weapons. what a joke you are. russian relations with korea are to demonstrate that korea will benefit from american screwing around. already korea will have access to russian space industry now. already is russia sharing military tech and soon a 7nm chip size will be opened in eastern russia with north korean workers helping in its construction and output. that’s a checkmate .

TomB.

2-2,5 million russian shell production capacity a year now, but the report about the 100 and now 200 tanks a year is laughable, because there are many sources, even from the west, confirming russia producing now some 2 t90m each day and bringing back to service some 4-5 t80 and t72 from reserves each day, so thats some 6-7 new and reactivated tanks each day, while the losses are somewhere around average 2 a day now. so all reports about russia running out of tanks and/or ifvs is a big joke.

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Based US Vet for Trump

and dont forget that it’s now official: as a nice backbone, north korea will produce everything that russia will need on the battlefield

Gneaus stapo

dumpfbacke only u and screwjew believe that fantasy.

Francisco santos

gosto dos vossos serviços…

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