When asked how the defense industry supports the Russian army in connection with the special operation they are conducting, the minister replied that, for example, the supply of Orlan-10 and Orlan-30 UAVs had increased 53-fold. “The company works 24/7 and is very efficient,” said Sergei Shoigu.
In the shortest possible time, the enterprises of the military-industrial complex, according to the military leader, managed to increase the production of especially popular types of weapons, military and special equipment and weapons necessary to carry out combat missions in the NVO zone. “And, most importantly, we managed to ensure their expedited deliveries to the troops. Since March 2022, the number of purchased and modernized main types of weapons and equipment supplied under the state defense order has increased by 1.8 times And in 2023 – more than 5 times compared to the beginning of 2022,” the minister said.
Sergei Shoigu gave more examples of the effective increase in the production of the necessary products by Russian companies. According to him, KAMAZ has increased the offer of multi-purpose vehicles by 17.6 times. “Uralvagonzavod” increased the supply and overhaul of the T-72 and T-90 tanks by 3.6 times.
The Kurgan Machine-Building Plant increased the supply and overhaul of the BMP-3 by 2.1 times. At the same time, the Arzamas Machinery Plant managed to increase the supply of BTR-82A by 4 times and Tigr-M armored personnel carriers by 2 times.
The Ural Automobile Plant, according to the Minister of Defense, has increased the supply of cars by almost 8 times. Approximately the same indicators of growth in production, according to the Ministry of Defense, for a wide range of ammunition of various calibers and purposes.
“If we talk about army aviation, then deliveries of Ka-52 helicopters have increased 2 times, Mi-28 – 3 times,” Sergei Shoigu noted.