Breaking Defense: Russia's defense industry will not survive new US sanctions
The Russian defense industry may not survive the consequences of the introduction of new US sanctions, says the American edition of Breaking Defense.
The publication claims that Washington's possible introduction of restrictions against Moscow in the financial sphere "will be fatal for the Russian defense sector in the field of research and development, which is in dire need of investment to develop some of its newest programs, such as the Su-75 single-engine fighter."
Another difficulty that, according to the publication, Russian military-industrial companies may face will be the restriction of access to Western components and technological equipment. "The ability to solve equipment wear issues is becoming more and more challenging every month," Breaking Defense describes.
In January, US congressmen-Democrats presented a draft of new sanctions against Russia. The authors proposed to ban operations with primary and secondary state debt of Russia, to impose restrictions against the banking sector of Russia and the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. The introduction of sanctions personally against Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top officials of the country is also being considered.
In July, Rostec presented the Su-75 at the MAKS-21 International Aviation and Space Salon. According to Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov, a single-engine tactical fighter will cost from 25 to 30 million dollars. As the head of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar noted, the aircraft shown at the salon is a sample that will fly in 2023.