Combat aviation and missiles are a priority: journalists found out how Russia builds military plants. Photo and video
Since the beginning of the full-scale war that Russia provoked in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the Kremlin leadership has been actively expanding the activities of military production facilities designed to supply the occupying army with everything it needs. Russians manufacture and repair tactical and strategic aircraft and combat helicopters, as well as assemble military drones and guided munitions in several large regions of the Russian Federation.
This was reported by journalists of the Schemes project, who published satellite images of military plants. Employees of most of them work three shifts in a row (to watch the video, scroll to the end).
Kazan Aviation Plant
Ukrainian journalists found out that it is here that strategic bombers, such as Tu-22M3 and Tu-160, are built and repaired. It is from these aircraft that the invaders fire missiles at Ukraine's infrastructure, killing civilians, including children.
"The construction of a new large hangar on its territory began in 2018, but it accelerated in 2022. This year it was almost completed. According to military experts, this workshop can also repair and modernize strategic bombers," the article says.
Irkutsk Aviation Plant
The next largest production facility for Su-30 fighters of all modifications is located near Irkutsk. Between 2019 and 2021, a hangar with access to the runway was built on the plant's territory.
"Such facilities can be used to repair civilian aircraft such as the Sukhoi Superjet and Su-30 fighters," the Schemes authors say.
Dubna Machine-Building Plant and Kronshtadt
The city of Dubna, 120 kilometers north of Moscow, is home to the Raiduga Machine-Building Design Bureau, which produces missiles such as the X-22, X-55, and X-101. In 2021, construction of the private Kronstadt plant began here and was completed a few months ago.
"The company's profile is the production of military drones under the Orion, Helios, and other brands, with various modifications from reconnaissance to strike drones," the article says.