One of the top secret Russian factories “Sokol” (Falcon) there is a modernization process of Russian MiG-31s going on. It’s almost impossible to get inside, however this photographer was allowed for a few minutes in to take the photos. Here is the story of how one of the most secret factories in the country work.
This is MIG-31 modernization workshop, very top secret, much wow. It was a real exception that photographer got into it.
He wasn’t allowed to take photos of many things because they constitute a Russian military secret.
When jet arrives here it’s being stripped off all external parts.
Just like this.
This job is very tense and hard.
In terms of intercepting flying targets this jet has no equals in the world.
MiG-31 is the built upon the older MIG-25 plane.
It was initially conceived in 1968.
After the plane gets modernized they put it all together. Very pity but they can’t show you much of the job as its top secret.
And in the another workshop they do same to MiG-29s.
Works doesn’t stop even in holidays.
Here is the main plane body is being assembled.
A future jet’s cockpit.
Scratching the jet’s “belly”.
All machines used here are Russian made.
Hope you liked this short story. Thanks a lot to Yaroslav for his photos, his website is below: