Russia scraps the largest funding program for production of weapons – Technology Org

The Russian Federation has just scrapped the largest funding program for manufacturing weapons and military equipment in its modern history.

T-72A main battle tank in a museum.

T-72A main battle tank in a museum. Image credit: Alan Wilson via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

The program amounted to approximately 20 trillion rubles ($340 billion) over the course of the past 10 years.

The new change comes along with the government’s order to rewrite the standards for funding the country’s military sector according to the “real needs of the armed forces”, based on the results of the invasion of Ukraine.

By 2020, the Russian army was expected to have several divisions of Armata tanks, hundreds of aircraft, helicopter units, and a new strategic bomber, among other things. This was expected to raise the number of modern gear in the Russian military to 70%.

Mind.ua writes with reference to the Moscow Times, that instead of receiving modern arms, the Russian soldiers had to rely on decades-old technologies, such as paper maps and early Soviet-era tanks. The sources say these funds were largely wasted.

Back on October 14, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo stated that according to the intelligence data, the Russian industry is currently unable to produce and maintain the equipment necessary to conduct military operations in Ukraine.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *