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Russian Defense Industry Has Faced Lack of Qualified Personnel

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The T-90M being painted, the / Illustrative photo from open sources
The T-90M being painted, the / Illustrative photo from open sources

It won't be possible for russians to change such a situation quickly and gain the speed

Russian defense industry enterprises, which are currently forced to actively jump over their heads, now faced a new problem: shortage of qualified personnel, as well as the active personnel outflow abroad, as ArmyInform reports.

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russia's military assembling plant / Illustrative photo from open sources

According to preliminary estimates, in 2023 russian defense-industrial complex will lack at least 50,000 highly skilled workers, such as machine operators, locksmiths, turners or even IT specialists. Companies that maintain the navy need ship assemblers, welders, etc.

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Overall, by the end of 2022, the shortage of personnel in russian industry broke its anti-record value of minus 35% over the past thirty years. Officially, russians say that their defense industry lacks 3,814 people, in fact this figure may reach more than 20,000 already.

It’s worth recalling the situation when last September the Kremlin wanted to transfer the "Uralvagonzavod" to round-the-clock repair of tanks, however due to a lack of workers they placed 250 prisoners there in the end.

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russian defense industry keeps working, but it becomes increasingly difficult for it to do so

At the same time, according to deputy general director for personnel development of PJSC Zverev KMZ, Aleksey Atlanov, russia does not have a clear strategy on how to train new specialists and solve the problem of specialists shortage. Even if the situation changes now, it will take at least a few years to see a result.

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