Ukraine has quadrupled production of Stugna-P ATGMs since the beginning of the year: Minister Kamyshyn outlines future plans
Ukraine has quadrupled the production of Stugna anti-tank missile systems since the beginning of 2023. Ukrainian defenders are using these ATGMs to destroy the military equipment of the Russian occupiers.
This statement was made by Minister of Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshyn. He said this during a nationwide telethon.
"In July, we produced four times more Stugna than in January. And we are continuing to increase production. No matter how much we produce now, it will not be enough," Kamyshyn said.
According to him, Stugna is superior to the US Javelin ATGM in all technical parameters.
He noted that the Javelin is a very good weapon, but Ukraine wants to increase production of its own product and in the future fight for our product to be adequately represented in foreign markets.
Kamyshyn also added that Ukraine's defence industry is growing rapidly, in particular as a result of civilian enterprises reorienting to defence production.
"This is a good sign that the state is rebuilding the economy on a military basis," he concluded.
It should be noted that the Stugna-P ATGM developed by the Ukrainian Design Bureau was adopted by the Ukrainian army in 2011.
The Stugna-P is supplied in two missile calibres - 130 and 152 mm. With the increase in calibre, both the range of the missile - more than 5 km - and the armour penetration increase. To fire at night, the system is equipped with a thermal imager - the range is limited to 3 km.
Stugna-P proved its effectiveness after the start of the full-scale invasion. Ukrainian soldiers used this system to destroy enemy helicopters and armoured vehicles.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the Ukrainian defenders destroyed another Russian T-80 tank with the Stugna-P ATGM.