Within a working trip to Russia’s central military district’s troops, Russia Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Kazan, where he visited the Kazan’s Tupolev Aircraft Plant, a Tupolev Production Association branch.
Sergei Shoigu was accompanied by acting Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov.
Russia defence minister inspected the aircraft plant’s workshops and lines used to renovate and upgrade the long-haul aircraft Tu-22MZ and Tu-160.
Plant’s director Nikolai Savitskikh and United Aircraft Company president Yuri Slyusar made comments over the course of the inspection. Sergei Shoigu held a working meeting to discuss the UAC’s companies renovating and maintaining their long-haul aircraft fleet, as well as prospects for domestic aircraft manufacturing.