The Russian defense industry may not survive the consequences of new US sanctions, tells American edition of Breaking Defense.
The publication claims that Washington’s possible imposition of restrictions against Moscow in finance “will be fatal for the Russian defense research and development sector, which is in dire need of investment to develop some of its latest 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 deal with equipment wear and tear is becoming more of a challenge every month,” Breaking Defense describes.
In January, US Democratic congressmen submitted draft new sanctions against Russia. The authors proposed to ban transactions with Russia’s primary and secondary public debt, to impose restrictions on the Russian banking sector and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The imposition of sanctions against the President of Russia personally is also being considered. Vladimir Putin and other top officials of the country.
In July Rostec presented Su-75 at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-21. According to the CEO of Rostec Sergey Chemezov, a single-engine tactical fighter will cost from 25 to 30 million dollars. As noted by the head United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusarshown on the cabin of the aircraft is a sample that will fly in 2023.