Russia isn’t able to produce missiles as fast as it uses them, says UK defense ministry

16 October 2022, 07:12 PM
Russian troops are likely to experience a shortage of high-precision ammunition (Photo:Operational Command East)

Russian troops are likely to experience a shortage of high-precision ammunition (Photo:Operational Command East)

The Russian defense industry cannot produce modern missiles at the rate at which they are used, and Russia will likely experience a shortage of high-precision weapons in future, the UK’s Ministry of Defence stated on Twitter on Oct. 16.

The ministry noted the massive missile attack on Oct. 10, when Russia fired more than 80 cruise missiles at Ukraine.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported the successful shooting down of around half of the missiles. However, dozens of missiles nevertheless hit Kyiv and other settlements, killing civilians and causing damage to civilian infrastructure.

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“The Russian defense industry is probably incapable of producing advanced munitions at the rate they are being expended,” the UK ministry stated.

“These attacks represent a further (depletion) of Russian long-range missile (stocks), which is likely to constrain their ability to strike the volume of targets they desire in the future.”

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