Russian Air Industry


Airman 1st Class
Aug 21, 2016
Here's an interesting video on the status of the Russian air industry. The interviewee notes some systemic problems (some of which are not unique to Russia, such as the manufacturers laying off senior employees to trim costs.)

We've been told that they're using missiles because of the advanced air defenses the West has sent over, but that may not be the full story. Given that the points made are all true (and I don't have any reason to dispute that), the main reason that the Russians are relying more and more on missiles and drones in their war on Ukraine may be strictly to save money. If so, it would be a long term decision on their part, and NATO should adjust their strategies to counteract this altered threat.

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