This air base is the largest in Siberia, Russia. Here they have interceptors MiG-31BM and they previously had Su-15TM, MiG-15, MiG-17.
Air base 6979 is a so-called air group, now. It used to be named after a guards air regiment, 712, that fought at the time of Great Patriotic War – initially in I-16 fighters, later – in La-5. From the mid 1980s to 1994 the airfield was used by a separate aviation rescue detachment that had An-12BP, Mi-8T, and a Tupolev amphibian aerosleigh in service.
Flight suits for air group members.
Pilots are forbidden to dress themselves.
Flight suit storage requires special conditions.
Missions are performed strictly according to the schedule.
Like a corridor in a children’s camp!
“No entry”. There is a mission control center there behind the door.
Loud speaker communication microphone.
It’s probably more interesting to provide control from here than to fly a plane.
Real military MiG-31 – two seat supersonic all-weather long-range interceptor.
MiG-31 is intended to intercept and destroy air targets at low, medium and high altitude, day and night, in any weather conditions, when an enemy applies active or passive radar interference.
A group of four MiG-31 is able to control an air space of 800-900 km.
At high altitude the speed of a MiG may reach 3000 km/h.
In December 2013 the air base started to use the modified version of MiG-31BM fighters.
The new modified aircraft have a new system of armament control and new side-looking airborne radar. Now it can detect targets at a distance of up to 320 km and simultaneously track up to ten targets.
Military air base near Kansk.