In Russia, more than 7 tons of titanium necessary for missiles were stolen from a defense enterprise – media
More than 7 tons of titanium were stolen from a defense enterprise in Russia/RosSMI
In the Queen of the Moscow region, unidentified people stole 7 tons of titanium used to make missiles from one of the largest arms suppliers in Russia. They managed to take it out of the plant using forged documents.
Thus, they managed to steal 7319 kilograms of titanium from the subsidiary of the Tactical Missiles holding. The total cost of raw materials is 18 million rubles – about 270 thousand dollars.
Titanium was taken out under the noses of bodyguards
It is reported that the criminals presented a fake power of attorney at the checkpoint and freely took out 7319 kilograms of titanium.
Why the checkpoint did not recognize a fake, or one of the employees is connected with the theft and whether the faces of the criminals are visible on the cameras – the police are investigating.
Note that the Russian city of Korolev is unofficially called the “space capital of Russia”, because it is considered one of the largest research and production centers in the Moscow region. Many local enterprises and institutions belong to the military-industrial complex and the rocket and space industry.
In particular, the Tactical Missiles Plant develops and manufactures a wide range of combat missile systems and aviation systems. The subsidiary, where the theft occurred, manufactures air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles, as well as wind turbines.
Earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine said that whether Russia would be able to renew its armed resources would depend on sanctions. The department predicts that in 6-9 months the military-industrial complex of Russia may have big problems.
Meanwhile, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Major General Kirill Budanov, believes that Russia has already used 60% of stocks of high-precision weapons.
Help. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the aggressor country has fired more than 2,400 different missiles into Ukraine. Most of them were fired at civilian infrastructure by Russia.
Meanwhile, Russia continues to clang its weapons
- cruise missile “Zirkon” in the Barents Sea near Finland and Sweden. The missile allegedly successfully hit a sea target located 1,000 kilometers away.
- At that time, the aggressor country said that rocket firing was allegedly carried out “as part of testing new types of weapons”
- Near the border with In Ukraine, the Kremlin is training reservists who can be sent to the front. Up to 1,500 soldiers take part in the training