Russia indeed has many fine engineers, but they are the ones who work in the theoretical and design phase. They do have some great capabilities with
certain components. But production engineering, that produces consistent quality and very high tolerances (critical for stealth aircraft) as well as
efficient production is something they are very much lacking in. They are far behind the West in that regard and struggle to make advances.
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