Mykola Shevtsov, the General of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, stated that Ukrainian enterprises, which deal with repairing military equipment and weapons, face a great problem, as some spare parts are produced in Russia only, as Ukrinform reports.
It is about the devices of ultra-high frequency, details of the infantry fight vehicles, armored personnel carriers, T-72 tanks, and man-portable air defense systems.
“There are issues with providing the domestic military production enterprises with spare parts and aggregates, which are produced today, unfortunately, only in the Russian Federation. These are devices of ultra-high frequency, details of the infantry fight vehicle, armored personnel carriers, T-72 tanks, and man-portable air defense systems. The most critical problem is the helicopter rotor blades and spare parts for planes,” Shevtsov said.
Anyway, in total, the possibilities of the military details maintenance were increased because of the need in the repair of the military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during 2014-2018 years. In particular, 11 repair squadrons (tank, motorized infantry, mountain infantry) of mechanized brigades were changed into repair and restoration battalions.
19 repair squadrons were formed in other brigades as well, 40 platoons of technical support of mechanized (tank) battalions and departments of technical maintenance and repair of other battalions (divisions), formed and transferred to the Joint Forces operation commands of four separate repair and restoration regiments.