Russian military-industrial complex is developing at a very fast pace

According to The Jerusalem Post, Russia claims that the United States is currently producing 14,000-15,000 shells every month. They believe that the US will be producing up to 75,000 shells by 2025. As a (forced) reaction, Russia will produce and modernize over 1,600 tanks over the next three year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on March 25 during an interview with Pavel Zarubin, a Russian journalist for the "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" program.
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"The arsonists plan to send 420, or 440 tanks to Ukraine, everything is the same as for ammunition," Putin said, echoed by The Jerusalem Post. "The total number of tanks of the Russian army will be three times the number of tanks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Even more than three times," he added. "I'm not talking about aviation. There is a difference of 10 orders of magnitude. I think that if the United States is going to go from 15,000 shells this year to 42,000 next year, then for other countries it will be even more difficult. There are still their own rules. Each country has its own plans for the development of armed forces and the so-called national economy, infrastructure, education and healthcare.

Putin added: "The Russian Armed Forces spend much more. I don't want to assess the rationality of decision-making at different levels of military command, but now, as you know, the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff are even forced to introduce certain limits. At the same time, Russian production, the military-industrial complex of Russia is developing at a very fast pace, in a way that many didn't expect. Over the same period of time, Russian industry will produce three times more ammunition, which we are talking about, even more than three times more."

The Russian military-industrial complex is a term used to describe the network of companies, research institutes, and government agencies involved in the design, development, production, and maintenance of military equipment and technology in Russia.

During the Soviet era, the military-industrial complex played a critical role in the economy of the Soviet Union, as it was responsible for the development and production of a wide range of military equipment and technologies, including tanks, aircraft, missiles, and nuclear weapons. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, many of these facilities were left without funding, and the military-industrial complex underwent significant restructuring.

Today, the Russian military-industrial complex remains an important part of the country's economy, and Russia is a major exporter of military equipment and technology. The Russian government has invested heavily in modernizing and expanding its military capabilities in recent years, and the military-industrial complex has been a key part of this effort.

Some of the major companies involved in the Russian military-industrial complex include United Shipbuilding Corporation, Rostec, Almaz-Antey, Sukhoi, and Rosoboronexport. These companies are involved in the production of a wide range of military equipment, including tanks, fighter jets, submarines, and missiles.

Defense News March 2023