The publication notes that Russia could have obtained the dual-use microelectronic components through third parties. This refers to companies or countries that were willing to risk punishment by the United States.
This happened due to the deterioration of relations between Russia and other countries that imposed sanctions because of the occupation of Crimea in 2014.
Analysts note that Russia's production of Iskanders and Calibers continues even now. Since microchips and other necessary technology were needed to produce high-precision missiles, Russia had accumulated even before the invasion.
As Fleet 2017 has already reported, Russia cannot supply its army with large quantities of weapons and produce new weapons. All because of the shortage of necessary materials.
It was also reported that sanctions imposed by Western countries against Russia have severely limited Russia's ability to replenish the munitions it uses in Ukraine. To repair and produce new weapons, it needs microchips, engines and thermal imaging technology, which are no longer available due to sanctions restrictions.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 19/11/2022