Defense News: Russian defense industry is too busy to take on the MiG-41


On January 24, 2021, the Rostec State Corporation announced the start of development of the fifth generation MiG-41 fighter-interceptor, which is to replace the MiG-31 currently in service. However, experts believe that the Russian defense industry is too busy to take on a new aircraft, writes the American edition of Defense News.


The MiG-31 entered service in 1981 and has undergone a number of upgrades over the years. Its latest versions are the MiG-31BM and MiG-31K.

It turned out that "OKB im. AI Mikoyan ”started work on the aircraft back in 2010. The promising aircraft will be inconspicuous and capable of speeds of Mach 4-4,3. It will be able to carry out tasks in the Arctic and in near space, and will be armed with anti-satellite missiles.

If the MiG-41 goes into service, it will become the second fifth generation fighter in Russia after the Su-57. The Russian military wants to receive 76 Su-57 units by 2028. The first vehicle was commissioned by the military in December 2020. So far, the Su-57 is equipped with AL-41F1 aircraft engines, but in 2023 they are to be replaced by power units of the "second stage". Therefore, analysts are skeptical that Russia will be able to develop, manufacture and commission a new aircraft at any time close to the projected 2030.

There are already more than enough projects in the Russian aerospace sector to try to do without one more, potentially as complex as a new heavy interceptor. It is doubtful that there is a real level of funding for the program

- said Douglas Barry from the International Institute for Strategic Studies, adding that Russia is already engaged in the further development of the Su-57, the MiG-35 has appeared, the "strategists" Tu-160, Tu-95 and Tu22M are being modernized, as well as multifunctional fighter-bombers Su -34.

Defense News contacted JSC RSK MiG (part of the UAC), but the company declined to comment on the development of the MiG-41. According to the director of the Center for Strategy Analysis and of technologies Ruslana Pukhova, China and India are likely to want to cooperate on the MiG-41, although industrial capacity in Russia is overwhelmed. But expert Barry doubts the export potential of the MiG-41, since the aircraft will have a narrow specialization.
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  1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 30 January 2021 16: 49
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    A question to Defense News: what is Russia doing with such things, furnishing the ownerless palace in Gelendzhik with furniture?
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 30 January 2021 18: 12
      +3
      you should take care of your outskirts, and not mess with the bullshit
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          1. Just a cat Online Just a cat
            Just a cat (Bayun) 30 January 2021 18: 43
            +3
            Let them wag their tail at the sound of a whistle. In Russia, there was not enough of them, especially their offspring ... Next grandchildren, next Shukhevychs will get out. What used to jump only near Lvov and Kiev has now infected Donbass and appear in the Kuban.
            1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
              Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 30 January 2021 19: 06
              -4
              I can't understand the whole OR of the UraPatriots in the direction of Ukraine, the USA, the EU, do you really think that someone will benefit from the fact that such nonsense is happening in Russia? After all, this Russia itself has chosen the path of the world gas station and other useful "resources. Where does the money from this trade go, UraPatriots do not ask themselves a question, I can answer: they are returning to foreign accounts! That would be the question, and Ukraine will sort out its questions, or can Russia again call VARYAGOV, as it was more than once?
              1. Just a cat Online Just a cat
                Just a cat (Bayun) 30 January 2021 19: 20
                +1
                Were there any "Varangians"? Did you hold the candle?

                Vladimir Putin personally intervened in the situation with the construction of the Eastern Petrochemical Plant (VNHK) in Nakhodka, instructing the government to develop a roadmap for the project by May 31.

                http://k-politika.ru/putin-razobralsya-s-siluanovym-megaproekt-na-dalnem-vostoke-budet-realizovan/?utm_source=finobzor.ru
                the "gas station" is a thing of the past.
                But in dill from valuable resources only donor kidneys laughing
                1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
                  Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 30 January 2021 19: 33
                  -4
                  About how so you and the history of your country DO NOT KNOW! And talk about other countries.
                  1. Just a cat Online Just a cat
                    Just a cat (Bayun) 30 January 2021 19: 41
                    +1
                    "History" written by the Germans under Peter? Learn your story from Bebik.

                    Although a number of Russian researchers already at that time tried to oppose this Russophobic concept (Norman theory). Among them are such titans of Russian thought, such as M.V. Lomonosov (believed that Rurik was from the Polabian Slavs), V.N. Tatishchev, S.A. Gedeonov (considered the Russians to be Baltic Slavs - encouraging), D.I. Ilovaisky ( put forward a hypothesis of the southern origin of the Rus) and a number of other researchers. In particular, Lomonosov, objecting to Miller, wrote: “... the Varangians and Rurik with their kin, who came to Novgorod, were Slavic tribes, spoke the Slavic language, came from ancient Ross and were by no means from Scandinavia, but lived on the eastern-southern shores of the Varangian Sea, between rivers Vistula and Dvina ... the name of Rus in Scandinavia and on the northern shores of the Varangian Sea is nowhere to be heard ... ". In Soviet times, the historian and archaeologist B.A.Rybakov was a major opponent of the Norman theory.
                    1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
                      Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 30 January 2021 19: 47
                      -3
                      So you can invent your own, everything is in your hands!
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                      3. Just a cat Online Just a cat
                        Just a cat (Bayun) 30 January 2021 20: 15
                        0
                        Today I have porridge with meat in the pan and it is in its place ... on the stove laughing
                      4. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
                        Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 30 January 2021 20: 56
                        -1
                        It's good that on the stove, and not in the head, even if it is there
              2. Cyril Offline Cyril
                Cyril (Kirill) 31 January 2021 17: 15
                -1
                "History" written by the Germans under Peter? Learn your story from Bebik.

                And who said that the story written by "the Germans under Peter" (although, in fact, it is not so) is wrong, and the story written by Lomonosov, the Tatishchevs et cetera, is correct?)
  • Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) 31 January 2021 13: 50
    0
    it gave a voice ...
  • Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 January 2021 18: 14
    -3
    On January 24, 2021, the state corporation "Rostec" announced the beginning of the development of the fifth generation fighter-interceptor MiG-41

    They have been talking for a long time, but knowing our promises and endless deadlines ...
  • Do not flutter, Britons, we will make a plane, and we will kick your asses on the first number!
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    2. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
      Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 31 January 2021 15: 15
      0
      Also make slingshots and take more stones on board!
    3. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 31 January 2021 17: 09
      -1
      make a plane and kick your asses on the first number!

      So you personally make this plane too?)
  • Cucumbers Offline Cucumbers
    Cucumbers (Cucumbers) 31 January 2021 21: 04
    +1
    Why do they even let dillies and others like them on our website? Not constructive comments distract from the topic. Let them communicate in their own language, they do not climb to them