Russian Industry Minister: Monthly Munition Production Exceeds Volumes for the Whole of 2022
12:55 GMT 24.07.2023 (Updated: 13:40 GMT 24.07.2023)
© Sputnik / Ruslan KrivobokCartridge manufacturing at the Yuri Andropov Klimovsk specialized munitions plant.
© Sputnik / Ruslan Krivobok
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Monthly production of munitions by Russia's defense industry has exceeded production volumes for entire 2022, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on Monday.
Manturov also said that almost all defense firms are meeting deadlines to implement defense orders.
"You know that since the start of the current year, the volume of production of numerous weapons, special military equipment has exceeded the volumes for the entire past year. If we talk about means of destruction, we are now entering a level where a monthly production rate exceeds the overall production volume of the past year," the minister stated.
In January, President Vladimir Putin said that the productivity of Russia's defense industry is key to victory in the special military operation.
“For example, we produce air defense missiles three times more per year than in the United States. And, in general, our defense industry produces about the same amount of air defense missiles for various purposes per year as all the military-industrial enterprises of the world produce,” Putin said during a visit to the Obukhov State Plant, a northwestern branch of Almaz-Antey Aerospace Defense Concern.