Sanctions Force Closure of Russian Tank and Truck Factories and Stop Production of Precision Munitions

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Putin’s War saw an unprecedented loss in equipment since the Yom Kippur War. Russia has lost at least 700 tanks and 1200 armored vehicles destroyed or captured over the last two months. Russia is trying to invade Ukraine using 200 tanks that were lost by Israel in 1973.

Equipment can be removed from storage depots for a small fee. Optics can also be bought on the black market. However, many of the depots are rumored to have no regular maintenance, components like optics have been stripped and sold on the black market, and most of the available vehicles are obsolete.

It is reported that the two largest tank factories in Russia have run out of foreign-made components. Sanctions imposed on Russia to cripple its economy may be starting to hurt its military capabilities.

According to reports, Russian tank factories are running out of foreign-made parts. Russia could be hit if sanctions are imposed on its economy to stop it from growing. This could impact Russia’s military capabilities.

In a Facebook post, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that the country’s main armored car manufacturer is out of parts.

Also, Uralvagonzavod (a state-owned company that builds tanks like the T-72B) was forced to stop production in Nizhny Tagil due to “available information”.

Chelyabinsk tractor plant, one of the largest tank producers in the world has struggled to find foreign-made parts.

In a Facebook post, the General Staff said that the companies were “specialized in the production and repair of tanks as well as the armored equipment required for the Russian Federation’s Armed Forces.”

In accordance with the escalation agreement, Western allies, including the United States of America, have asked that certain components such as microchips be banned from being exported to Russia.

Dual-use products were banned as they can be used both for military and civilian purposes.

Ursula von der Leyen was the President of the EU Commission. She stated that the goal for this month was to reduce Russia’s ability to war against its neighbor.

Although some might be skeptical about the report, which is from the Ukrainian military commandment. It is clear that Ukraine’s attempts to get reluctant donors (like Germany), off the hook by making the problems public is against their best interests.

Russian truck and auto manufacturers are closing because they lack foreign components. Russian civil vehicles were used as filler vehicles for military vehicles that had been destroyed or damaged.

The problem of component shortages in Russia’s campaign has been exacerbated.

It was not possible for the Russian army to transport enough vehicles to support the Ukrainian invasion force.

This situation is becoming more serious. It is now the fourth week of the war in Ukraine. So far, 485 Russian trucks were destroyed.

These numbers exceed a tenth of those of the 10 “material-technical supporting” brigades, which transport supplies from railheads and front line formations.

The Ukrainians began to destroy more trucks, making the shortage of trucks worse in the ten days following the invasion. Russia began to move civilian vehicles into war zones in order to make up for the loss of military trucks.

The West is worried about Russian logistic forces. Russia’s inability to maneuver through Russia and its lack of control over its aerospace means that Russia cannot supply fuel for its forward troops.

A desperate attempt to seize civilian trucks in an effort to make revenue can lead to just as many problems as it solves. Armies buy custom-made trucks and not civilian models.

Military trucks are tougher than civilian vehicles and offer greater redundancy. You can equip them with armor to protect your crew.

A mix of civilian and military Ural-376D vehicles cannot be swapped for a single-model, military Ural-4320.

Night vision glasses that heavily depend on components from the USA or Western Europe are at risk.

The 9M727 cruise missile is launched from the Iskander. It is very precise and can move at low altitudes in order to strike a target. This data is used to create instructions to control the missile’s control surfaces.

It’s not uncommon for the 9M727 to depend on foreign-made parts. Russian precision artillery, the 9M949 guided 300 mm rocket uses an American-made fiberoptic GPS to inertially map.55

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Their weapons were less powerful when foreign-made parts were readily available.

Russia’s situation is only going to get worse as the war continues. The crew of the vehicle’s driver will be ejected and they will continue on their journey.

Commanding civilian cars is difficult. Most civilian vehicles’ suspensions and drivetrains aren’t strong enough to withstand hostile conditions.

These are the key factors that make Russia’s next few minutes crucial. Russia must make ground gains to get Ukraine back on the bargaining tables or come up with a plan B.