We assess that competing demands to sell arms abroad, Russia’s aging
industrial base, lack of resources plus corruption and mismanagement
most likely will keep modern equipment below those levels.
They seem to think that the Russian government is too stupid to work out that an upgrade of the MIC is in order... there are a lot of "aging industrial" facilities, but these... one would expect have not be productive for the last 20 years, so the next ten years of actual production and productivity should result in those aging facilities being put to work and in the process of making new material it will also retool and upgrade their facilities to improve production output performance and also to meet the new requirements of the Russian military and export partners.One could call the Russian military and aging force out of touch with the 21st C.
The thing is that they are in many ways at the start of a process of doing something about that. Figures will be talked about and levels of production and performance will be aimed at. The important thing is not that the precise numbers are achieved on time, the important thing is that the direction is held and every attempt is made to keep that direction. If the actual figures are unattainable, that is fine, but it just means that steps need to be taken to improve the situation so that for the next goals... which will be higher still have a better chance of being achieved till eventually the results will start exceeding expectations.If the production rate is not high enough the solution is not a Stalin like Memo telling the factory boss his head is on the line... the solution is for the military to look at why requirements are not being met.
Do they need more production space?
Do they need more of a specific tool type that is bottlenecking production?
Do they need more skilled labour?
Do they need another factory?
Do they just need more of the money up front to buy materials or pay workers?
Obviously if they are spending the money on Dachas for the management, then people should be fired... if they have spent all the money on new tooling to improve the quality and speed of production and need more money for training or materials then that is a different issue with different solutions.