Russia is unlikely to be able to fulfill some export orders for armored vehicles due to the exceptional demand for weapons for its own forces in Ukraine and the increasing influence of Western sanctions.
This was stated in a British Ministry of Defense intelligence review on Thursday.
It is noted that Belarus recently released details of a new, domestically upgraded T-72B main battle tank.
Belarus likely developed this alternative solution instead of the modification program for which it had a contract with the Russian state-owned company Uralvagonzavod.
"Russia has long considered the defense industry one of its most important export successes. But its military-industrial capabilities are now under considerable pressure, and confidence in many of its weapons systems has been undermined because of their association with the poor performance of Russian forces in the war in Ukraine," British intelligence said.
The day before, the British agency reported that Russia had created a new army corps for the war in Ukraine, but was unlikely to be able to recruit the necessary number of people to it.
On August 9, British intelligence reported that Russia had failed to create combat-ready infantry in sufficient numbers to ensure a more substantial advance in the Donetsk Region.