Russia still has a large stockpile of long-range missiles and the latest Ukrainian estimates suggest Moscow’s production capacity is sufficient to maintain current levels.

As of the latest estimates, Russia possesses approximately 870 high-precision missiles with operational-strategic and strategic potential, capable of striking targets at distances exceeding 350 kilometres, Major General Vadim Skibitsky, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine (HUR), said in an interview with "RBK-Ukraine".

The breakdown of missile types in Russian arsenals, as provided by Skibitsky, is as follows:

  • 165 Kalibr missiles
  • 160 units of X-101, X-555, and X-55 missiles with warheads
  • 290 Iskander-M and Iskander-K missiles
  • 80 Dagger missiles
  • 150 X-22/X-32 missiles

Notably, Skibitsky highlighted that these figures are consistent with last year's missile inventory, suggesting that Russia can continue missile production and maintain a sufficient stockpile.

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"It is clear that the Russians cannot fully use their missiles either — they must keep at least 30% in their reserves. If they release almost everything on our energy system again and do not achieve results, then someone will be kicked out from the office [Russian Defense Ministry - ed.] again," Skibitsky said.

Recent Russian production figures

In October, according to Skibitsky, Russia reportedly manufactured around 115 high-precision missiles with a range exceeding 350 kilometres. This production breakdown includes:

  • Approximately 20 "Kalibr" missiles
  • About 40 X-101 missiles

Additionally, Russia is producing around 30 Iskander-M ballistic missiles and 12 Iskander-K cruise missiles monthly. They are also engaged in the modernization of X-22 missiles, converting them into X-32 missiles, with a monthly output of approximately 9 units.

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Skibitsky clarified that this facility primarily handles the final assembly of kamikaze drones known as "Geran-2."

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However, other related factories in Russia contribute by supplying components for these combat UAVs.

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