The United States exposes its F-35 and F-22 in Alaska to the attack of the Russian "Dagger"


The United States is openly preparing to fight Russia over the Arctic. With the largest icebreaker fleet in the world, our country objectively dominates the Arctic region. The Pentagon has a deficit with icebreakers, therefore, it cannot introduce its own navy to ensure the so-called "freedom of navigation" and maintain its own navy in the Arctic Ocean on a permanent basis. Therefore, the Americans are betting on their superiority in the air force, building up their fighter group in Alaska.


So, by the end of next year, the US Air Force will deploy up to 54 fifth-generation F-35 fighters at Eielson Air Base, which is located in the northernmost state. They must reinforce the existing F-16 fighters, A-10 attack aircraft and KS-135 tanker aircraft. In addition, the Pentagon has four dozen fifth-generation F-22 Raptor fighters deployed at Elmendorf-Richardson Air Force Base. It is clear that all this striking power is located near the Bering Strait, which opens the way from the Northern Sea Route to Asia, not for the sake of a threat to the penguins.

But the Russian Defense Ministry is also on the alert. To stop the growing military capabilities of the United States in the Arctic region, some preparation was carried out in Russian Chukotka. Anadyr underwent a deep modernization of the existing airfield, which actually turned into a jump airfield for our most formidable Tu-160 strategic bombers. Two years ago "White Swans" defiantly flew across the country, landing in Chukotka. Considering that the Tu-160's nuclear arsenal makes it possible to wipe out not only the military infrastructure of the Pentagon in Alaska, but also to finish off the Hertland (the missile's flight range reaches 3500 kilometers), this event caused a resonance in the United States.

Unfortunately, "White Swans" have certain restrictions on use due to their huge size and weight. To land safely, the Tu-160 first had to use up the remaining fuel reserves. That is, he can fly to Anadyr only without a combat load. It is possible to equip bombers with missiles with nuclear warheads, which are located in the underground storage, only on the spot. Serious problems arise with efficiency and stealth. However, the Russian military seems to have found an elegant solution.
It is reported that a link of MiG-31 fighter-interceptors has been deployed to Chukotka on a permanent basis. This allows you to solve a whole range of tasks at once.

At first, the supersonic MiG-31 will be able to perform the function of escort fighters for the Tu-160, increasing their survivability in opposition to the American air defense system. The flight range of the MiG-31 without refueling is 3000 kilometers, with refueling - 5400.

SecondlyThanks to the Zaslon all-weather multi-beam radar, only four Russian fighters can cover an air front up to a thousand kilometers long. Accordingly, the level of protection of facilities of the RF Ministry of Defense in Anadyr is increasing.

Thirdly, fighters of the MiG-31BM version, which have been deployed to Chukotka, can be quickly replaced by the MiG-31K, and this is a completely different level of combat capabilities. They are the ones that have been transformed into an air carrier of the Kinzhal hypersonic ballistic missile, which is a variation of the Iskander-M missile. It is capable of maneuvering in the air, making interception difficult, and carrying a nuclear warhead. The range of the "Dagger" reaches 2000 kilometers, and if we add to it the maximum combat radius of the MiG-31, it becomes clear that the missiles will be able to cover American fighters at airbases in Alaska, command posts, and US Navy ships.

Thus, the MiG-31K can either strengthen the Tu-160 or independently pose a serious threat to the enemy.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 December 2020 10: 45
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    The United States exposes its F-35 and F-22 in Alaska to the attack of the Russian "Dagger"

    - that is, there are Daggers, and Yusa is throwing aviation under them.

    And the article says exactly the opposite. The aircraft have already been deployed, but there are no Daggers yet.
    1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 20 December 2020 13: 43
      +1
      No daggers yet

      How not? There they are. What is the problem with transferring them to Chukotka? It's a matter of the day. Another thing is that soon they will be based there on a permanent basis.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 December 2020 18: 56
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        If you think so, then you can write cho he likes.
        For example: We can transfer there the SU 57, the Hunter, and the Mig 35, and 41, when it will be.
        Then the ready heading with the article:

        The United States exposes its F-57 and F-35 from Alaska to the Russian SU 41, Okhotnik, Mig 35, and Mig 22

        And I do not care that they are not there yet.
        1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) 20 December 2020 19: 21
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          I don’t understand what has to do with the Su-57, Okhotnik and MiG-41, which does not exist in nature? It's about "Dagger". This is the concept of a quick disarming strike that the Americans themselves raved about. And now the systems necessary for this have appeared in Russia. In the context of the so-called confrontation in the Arctic, as well as building up the capabilities of the US Air Force in this region, the "Dagger" will appear there very handy. You need to understand that the Americans can control the Arctic for the most part only from Alaska. And we are covering its entire territory with a new aeroballistic missile. Here is the whole alignment for you.
          1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
            Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 December 2020 20: 13
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            What to explain, everything in the article has already been described.
            In principle, you are right, but on a completely different line of reasoning.
      2. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
        ODRAP (Alexey) 21 December 2020 01: 11
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        There is no problem. As well as a very specific infrastructure.
        It only seems - threw a rocket in a wooden box into the interior of the An-12, unloaded it at the point, and let it lie under a canopy for a while.
        I happened to hang a product in the bomb bay, so they trained us for a week.
    2. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 20 December 2020 16: 11
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      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      and there are no Daggers yet.

      There is a serious suspicion that they are not there, not only yet ... wink
      And I will note to the author

      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      not to threaten the penguins.

      penguins, uv. Mr. Marzhetsky, they live in Antarctica, these birds are not found in the northern polar latitudes. lol
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 December 2020 18: 48
        +2
        Yes, that's not straight, but eyebrow.
        Penguins the whole impression from the analysts of this ...
        1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
          Marzhecki (Sergei) 21 December 2020 08: 30
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          Well, if the conventional "penguins" tired you so much, then forgive me for taking your time. Direct measure of the quality of analytics.
          This is the first time you hear about humor and irony. Okay. OK. hi
      2. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 21 December 2020 08: 28
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        Quote: Bindyuzhnik
        not to threaten the penguins.

        penguins, uv. Mr. Marzhetsky, they live in Antarctica, these birds are not found in the northern polar latitudes.

        Are you straight, mister Bindyuzhnik, do you take everything seriously? Is the word irony unfamiliar to you?
      3. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 22 December 2020 09: 19
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        Quote: Bindyuzhnik
        penguins, uv. Mr. Marzhetsky, they live in Antarctica, these birds are not found in the northern polar latitudes.

        There are no penguins in the Arctic, as well as chemical weapons in Iraq, but the US military is there. How.
  2. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 20 December 2020 17: 14
    +3
    How and with what 4 fighters (any) "can cover an air front up to a thousand kilometers long" even from the American aircraft from Alaska listed in the article?
  3. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 20 December 2020 21: 12
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    By the way, the MiG-31, which previously had a speed of up to 2,83M, does not accelerate to 1,5M due to problems with the reliability of the cockpit canopy glass, since such glass is no longer produced in Russia today.
  4. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
    ODRAP (Alexey) 20 December 2020 22: 22
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    It is completely incomprehensible why the 160s were added.
    The enemy will know about their take-off from Engels in at least an hour and a half, at the stage of pre-flight preparation. Koyu, it is impossible to hide.
    Until they fly, you can have time to sleep. Will arrive "dry" and empty. How long does it take to fill in 120 tons of fuel and load two bomb compartments? "you can run to the Canadian border" (c)
    Whoever is covering them, these are targets. A pair of Lizzies and a herd of Penguins, and Vasya-cat.
    About MiGs ... about the same picture ...
    I will not say exactly how long they have before the flight, but not less than an hour and a half. The fact that the planes at normal times stand without missile bombs and with "operational" refueling, need to be reminded? The link on duty is good, but it won't play the piano.
    I still don’t remember that in winter airplanes usually cover, and snow has a bad habit of falling.