Russia no longer has enough modern tanks to fight the Armed Forces of Ukraine – media

As of May 7, Russia has already lost 1,122 tanks in battles in Ukraine.

Russians suffer heavy losses in battles with the Armed Forces of Ukraine / photo of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Russians suffer heavy losses in battles with the Armed Forces of Ukraine / photo of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Russia no longer has enough modern tanks to continue hostilities . For the front, they are hastily modernizing the equipment of the last century, which was inherited from the USSR.

This is reported in the Telegram edition “We can explain” .

So, the armored plant in Yekaterinburg, following the information on the public procurement portal, began to modernize more than two hundred units of obsolete military equipment.

The enterprise needs to supply 53 thousand units of goods – dynamic protection containers “Contact-1”. This order will be enough to provide armor protection for approximately 230 tanks

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This indicates an attempt to modernize the models of the 1970-1980s, which were not yet equipped with dynamic protection (it prevents cumulative artillery shells from burning through armor).

At the same time, “Contact-1” is an outdated protection; back in 1985, “Contact-5” was developed. Initially, T-64M, T-72BV, T-72BU, T-80U, UM, BM were equipped with such armor. And the 4th generation Malachite kits are already being installed on the T-90M.

“Obviously, serious losses are pushing for the modernization of obsolete vehicles of the Ministry of Defense,” the newspaper writes.

The fact that the Russian Armed Forces have a shortage of vehicles suitable for combat operations is also indicated by the report of British intelligence officers.

According to the military, Russia has already begun to lose the most modern tanks in battles with the Ukrainians , of which the units of the Russian army, including those fighting in Ukraine, have up to 100 units in total.

Replacing modernized and advanced equipment will be especially difficult due to sanctions that limit Russia’s access to critical microelectronics components, intelligence officials stress.

As of May 7, Russia has already lost 1,122 tanks in battles in Ukraine.

(C)UNIAN 2022

6 comments

  1. No tanks, no soldiers, no money, no food and no will to fight but Vladolf will announce everything is going to plan and now Mariupol and Kherson are DEMANDING referendums to belong to Putin’s russia……….

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  2. The general mobilization will bring second and third-rate cannon fodder to the front lines and their nigger-rigged equipment won’t be a lick better. The Ukrainian landscape will be littered with ruskie junk and corpses.

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  3. “Russia no longer has enough modern tanks to continue hostilities”

    There most modern tank the T90M lasted two days in Ukraine. It’s not they don’t have enough modern tanks, they don’t have any tanks that can evade Messrs Javelin, N’Law and Stugna P.

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  4. I thought I read a report that the so called “modern” tanks were more useless as the old tanks because they put the ammo right where it was easier to explode. I was just hoping that they would put in more cockroaches in one tank so that the javelins can wipe out more vermin.

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