Russian T-72 Tank.
The Russian Defense Ministry will create two armored plants.
While Russian information regarding the extent of damaged armor from their invasion of Ukraine is masked by the state, the accompanying excerpt from the Russian pro-business source Kommersant nevertheless suggests that such damages are considerable enough for Russia to need to establish new facilities. According to the article, Russia recently mandated the creation of two plants for the “repair of armored weapons and equipment, automotive equipment in the interests of defense.” The article also points out that based on special legislation passed in July 2022, these repair facilities will be able to “work outside the established hours of work, at night, on weekends and non-working holidays.” Currently, the main Russian armor repair facilities are in the Sverdlosk Region, on the eastern side of the Ural Mountains. The new plants will be built near Moscow and Rostov, much closer to Ukraine and Western Europe.
Anastasia Larina, “Мишустин поручил создать два бронетанковых завода для ремонта военной техники (Mishustin instructed to create two armored plants for the repair of military equipment),” Kommersant (pro-business site), 5 September 2022. https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/5547483
The Russian Defense Ministry will create two new armored plants. The corresponding order was signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. The document is posted on the portal of legal information. The main goal of the enterprises is “the repair of armored weapons and equipment, automotive equipment in the interests of defense.”
“To create a federal state institution “71 armored repair plant” of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and a federal state institution “72 armored repair plant” of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation,” the order says. They will be built in the city of Ramenskoye in the Moscow region and in the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region.
In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on special measures in the economy during a military operation. It allows the government to establish “the procedure and conditions for engaging in work outside the established hours of work, at night, on weekends and non-working holidays.” In August, several Rostec enterprises switched to work in several shifts without summer holidays to fulfill the state defense order.
Image: Russian T-72 Tank
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