Militarov wrote:OminousSpudd wrote:Which could mean we end up with like, the best ship-building industry in the world or something. Building from scratch usually yields excellent innovations... but the time factor is a shame for sure.Militarov wrote:Isos wrote:Militarov wrote:VladimirSahin wrote:It's quite stupid we have to postpone shipbuilding processes because of a lack of domestic engine production.
Purely Russian fault that one. They left crucial components production to remain in Ukrainian hands, partially in Belarus and Kazakhstan too but alot less compared to Ukraine. Not only that, but they remained in hibernation for 25 years without any development in those areas of their own, whatsoever.
It's stupid for Ukraine. They will never found a client like Russia as the west has it's domestic production, idem for asia. In the long term Ukraine looses. Russia will just have more industries and more jobs for its population, specially if you look at all the ship that will be build in the near future.
Potentially its space for Russian industry and economy to grow... however... as there is always however. For certain components it will take a long period of time as Russians never had industrial base for some of Ukrainian products, simply as it was set back when USSR existed. So they now need to almost do stuff from the scratch and it can take... years even decades.
I wouldnt go that far and expect best shipbuilding industry in the world, that is very unrealistic as Japan, South Korea and few other major shipbuilding nations are so far ahead its not very likely Russia will catch up any time soon. However reviving some of the dead shipyards, repairing them, and start building ships at least for own industry needs would be a good start.
I think what is important now is the start work in this area (shipbuilding) and set a roadmap to where they want the industry to be in lets say 10-20 years. with its advantage in manpower, technology and resources Russia can certainly close the gap with either Japan or South Korea, with careful planning and strict management and implementation of projects in the ship industry.