Russia ‘will spit out’ tanks continuously – introduced overtime
MOSCOW ($1=61.50 Russian Rubles) — Russia is preparing to throw all possible means to maintain the number of its weapons systems in Ukraine. For this reason, the largest tank manufacturer in Russia – UralVagonZavod introduced overtime for its workers.
- New T-90M Proryv tanks continue to leave UralVagonZavod for Ukraine
- New batch of T-90M Proryv tanks left the UralVagonZavod plant
- Burnt tanks return to Russia, repair plants refuse repairs
The plant in Nizhny Tagil issued an order for a special regime for production workplaces. According to the order, overtime work will have to ensure the provision of the Russian army. Last but not least, the additional working hours must ensure the supply of tanks under contracts [it is not mentioned whether it is a contract with other countries or only contracts with Moscow].
UralVagonZavod will pay double overtime to the workers, the order also says. Zada motivated, even more, the employees of the plant, the general director Alexander Potapov increased the salaries of the employees by 35% [the value of wages in the plant is not mentioned].
Two new armored plants may appear at the Ministry of Defense of Russia. This is reported by Ukrinform, referring to the Russian media. Enterprises must be established in the Moscow and Rostov regions of the Russian Federation.
The Ministry of the Russian Federation defines the main task of these factories as follows: “repair of armored weapons and equipment, automotive equipment for the benefit of defense.”
The 71st plant for the repair of armored cars will appear in Ramensky, Moscow region, and the 72nd plant – in the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov region, near the border with Ukraine. It is planned that 365 jobs will be created in the first plant, and 227 in the second.
Most of the damaged equipment is transported by the Russian military to the territory of their country for further repair. After all, Russian repair brigades are not able to carry out the quality aggregate restoration of damaged tanks in real field conditions.
At the same time, the Russians cannot carry out qualified repair and maintenance of their equipment in the occupied territory of Ukraine – such points are constantly under fire from the armed forces of the Ukrainian army.
The tanks are going to Ukraine
According to a statement by the head of the Main Armored Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Alexander Shestakov, the manufactured combat armored vehicles are going to the front in Ukraine.
Shestakov added that “certain quantities” of BMP-3, BMP-2, BTR-82A, and BTR-80 will be sent to Ukraine as well. He also said that Russia does not have a shortage of tanks, on the contrary – the tank companies are provided with the necessary equipment. Shestakov confirmed that UralVagonZavod currently produces T-90M, T-80BVM, and T-72B3M. Additional armored vehicles such as BMP-3, BMP-2M, and BMD-4M combat vehicles are produced on the production lines.
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