The story is either poorly written or shows a basic misunderstanding of traditional film/darkroom photography. The writer infers both that the apparatus is used as an enlarger and as a camera. I doubt that is true. It's more likely it's simply a very big enlarger.
And while there is some uniqueness to using a cold-war piece of equipment, it's not an especially unique setup. With the change to digital production, newspapers and magazines around the world have been getting rid of similarly sized horizontal stat cameras with their amazing lenses, and many photographers have converted them into enlargers to make very large prints. Clyde Butcher, for instance, has been using one for years.
I think there was even a photographer a few years ago who mounted on in a van, or truck, and took it on location.
As for Fatali being the best landscape photographer in the world, I won't even go there.