Of these 105 were tanks and armored vehicles, almost 3,000 rockets, 605 missile and artillery systems an 459 radio communication, electronic jamming and navigation units.
However, revived after being virtually mothballed since the 1992 Soviet breakup, Ukroboronprom’s enterprises are now facing a acute shortage of specialists.
Most of the experienced staff quit their dying enterprises back in the 1990 and have since lost their skills.
The plants, which managed to survive the years of neglect and disrepair, are manned by pensioners or those who are about to retire due to old age.
Ukroboronprom is a state-owned conglomerate of approximately 130 defense and engineering organizations specializing in the development, production and sale of arms and other military gear.
It is also in charge of Ukraine’s military-industrial complex.