18 Sheglovski Val Military Factory

Sheglovski Val Military Factory

Posted on November 18, 2014 by tim

A “Sheglovski Val” military factory was having an open house (why are they doing this at all?) and some photographers visited, so here are a few photos from inside what were once the secret chambers of the place where modern weapons are being produced. Like those two missile laden trucks you can see in top photo – they are painted in sand color which means they are going to be exported to some Southern countries with deserts, etc.

Thezse are called “Panzir” or SA-22 Greyhound is its NATO name – short to medium ranger surface to air missile system.

While the photographers were there, they say there were around twenty such systems in the hangar. The factory representative told them that it takes roughly one month to assemble one of these.

This is the work place of the operator of the missile system, from inside of the truck. All the screens are touch screens, just like your supermarket cashier stand. Also, why do they put those handles on the screens?

And this truck is called a mobile control center for the air defense systems. Looks like it goes together with those Greyhounds and can control a whole cluster of them.

Before shipping this order, it gets packed in tarps.

Another hanger – here these vehicles are going to have the upper equipment and weapons installed.

Here the turrets are ready to be installed. 

And those are suction arms from some foreign provider that help people to assemble stuff:

Hope you liked this too :) Thanks to BMPD – the photographer, for the insight.


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18 Responses to “Sheglovski Val Military Factory”

  1. golfietis says:

    Haha – robotic arms from foreign supplier… Those are suction arms to remove soldering fumes…

  2. Michal (Poland) says:

    Those aren’t any robotic arms. It’s just a kind of an air intake that prevents dust from getting on some delicate parts of assembled radar systems – see the nozzles on one end and ‘vacuum cleaner-like’ pipes on the other! Btw – just look how Russian propaganda shows more and more of its military facilities as we see it on ER lately.

  3. Ivan says:

    Those are not robotic arms… they are air-extractors.

  4. kraken says:

    Does soviet state of mind is able to produce something else than weapons?

    • Alain says:

      Good question :)

    • AlexP says:

      Does amerika and nato state of mind is able to produce something else than weapons, war, coup d’état and mass murder in the name of “democracy”!?!

      • Alain says:

        Come and visit any NATO country and you’ll find out : proper roads, working hospitals, social security (except in the US – but it’s coming), State welfare, no corruption (with the exception a few of them, like Turkey, Romania or Bulgaria), etc.

        I perfectly understand Russian people do not want that : it’s their right. But they should not and cannot decide for Ukrainians…

  5. Alain says:

    “Why do they put handles on these screens ?”

    Just to replace them easily, in case of problem…

    BTW : military of the day…

    • Samuel says:

      when you’re driving and the truck is shaking violently especially offroad or under fire you’d want your hand on the screen and not flying around the cabin

  6. Pom2Ter says:

    Wow Alain… Its not in France for sure that we would be able to do that huh???… We wouldn’t be able to go the Leclerc or Dassault factories and say “Yes we’ll take 12 Rafales and 24 Leclerc AMX to go please…”

  7. Bowner says:

    “Another hanger – here those vehicles are going to have the top equipment and weapons installed.”
    — A hanger is one who hangs something, or an item used to hang things. This is HANGAR.

    “And those are robotic arms from some foreign provider helps people to assemble stuff”
    — looks like they work with wiring/soldering at this step, so I believe, these are exhausts to suck toxic fumes out of workstation.

  8. john says:

    Very cool posting,i love this stuff,

  9. Sandokan says:

    Really nice to see how Russian armament industry is heavily dependent on Western technologies (PlymoVent welding fume extractors everywehere in the workshops, BARCO rugedized monitors integrated into Pantsir, one can just guess what is inside all the electronics: Altera and Xilinx FPGAs, Intel and ARM processors, … should a total import embargo cripples immediatelly all the Russian weapons production.

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