EurAsian Times: Updated MiG-31 will help Russia contain aggressive West


The Russian military-industrial complex is engaged in updating and modernizing the MiG-31 long-range supersonic fighter-interceptor. According to experts from the Indian resource EurAsian Times, the updated combat aircraft will become a serious bid by Moscow to contain the unfriendly aspirations of the West.


The process of re-equipping the MiG-31, to one degree or another, has been going on since 2007, but more detailed information on the progress of modernization appeared after Russia's participation in the Dubai Aviation Show (from 14 to 18 November this year), at which the new Su-75 fighter was presented.

Analysts stressed that the improvement of the aircraft will affect the complex of weapons, as well as radar onboard equipment. In addition, it is possible to replace the mechanical control system with a fly-by-wire.

The EurAsian Times believes that it was no coincidence that Moscow released data on the MiG-31 upgrade. At the moment, the tension between Russia and the aggressive West is increasing - the Russian Federation in the last week recorded about four dozen cases of the appearance of aircraft and UAVs of the North Atlantic Alliance near its air borders.

The statement that the MiG-31 interceptors will significantly increase their combat effectiveness after the modernization sounded very timely

- emphasized the Indian resource.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
    Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 29 November 2021 21: 18
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    A little off topic, about the Su-57, I hope the mods won't delete:

    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 November 2021 14: 59
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      Everything is offset by the lack of mass production. Lack of serial radar with AFAR, God's eye helmet, 30 products, composites. The industrial complex can do anything. But in a piece. But serially, nothing.
      1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 30 November 2021 16: 41
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        Where do you get the information from? Are you from the Ministry of Defense or are you shamelessly lying? There are no problems with serial production, by the end of the year the Aerospace Forces will receive 4 fighters, starting next year they will receive a squadron, this is official information from the Ministry of Defense. In one of your posts you wrote that frigates 22350 are not even laid down, and this is also a lie, 8 ships are under construction, 2 more will be laid down next year, so stop misinforming and posting nonsense, believing that someone will take your word for it
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 November 2021 17: 07
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          Read carefully the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, watch TV Zvezda, and Channel One programs dedicated to the Russian Air Force. There is enough information, especially at parades.

          There are no problems with serial production, the Aerospace Forces will receive 4 fighters by the end of the year

          This is a piece production.

          will receive a squadron, this is official information from the Ministry of Defense

          It, MO, represented by the Bondarev Air Force Civil Code, promised serial production of the Su-57 in 2015, while the current Air Force Civil Code, a graduate of the Omsk Infantry School, has little idea of ​​what this is about.

          In one of your posts you wrote that frigates 22350 were not even laid

          The frigates of Project 22350M were not laid down, and one frigate of Project 22350 from the Russian GTU was handed over to the order.

          8 ships are under construction, 2 more will be laid down next year.

          This is news from the future. Gorby has become. The ships under construction are not manned, without ammunition. They have no combat value.
  2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
    Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 29 November 2021 22: 23
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    After the modernization, the combat effectiveness of the Russian MiG-31 interceptor fighters tripled, representatives of the Nizhny Novgorod aircraft factory "Sokol" told Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko, RIA Novosti reported.

    "The modernization, which is carried out with the complete replacement of on-board radio-electronic equipment with modern samples and provides for the use of modern aviation weapons, approximately three times increases the combat effectiveness of the aircraft," the company said.

    In September, The Military Watch magazine drew attention to the expanded arsenal of MiG-31BM and MiG-31BSM interceptors, including the new R-74M short-range air-to-air missile, which makes the MiG-31 one of the most versatile aircraft.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 November 2021 15: 09
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      Aware of the catastrophic shortage of Su-35S, Su-30SM, Su-27, MiG-29SMT fighters, the Air Force command took this forced step. The MiG-31 is low-maneuverable, glows on radars like a bonfire in the night steppe, with Zamonov's radar (outdated by 40 years , the eyes of the crew) .All its advantage is speed in a straight line. A dinger without EDSU. The turning radius is comparable to the turning radius of the legendary reconnaissance aircraft SR-71.
      1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 30 November 2021 17: 03
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        What does this have to do with the "shortage of fighters" and the modernization of the MiG-31? The fact that he has increased his capabilities, to resist fighters, is just a nice bonus, to conduct intense air battles in his task was never
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 November 2021 17: 29
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          When did the R-37M begin to be included in the ammunition load of the MiG-31BM squadrons?

          it is primarily a destroyer of avaks, strategic bombers, air tankers, CDs, and satellites.

          These are not even cartoons of 2018, for internal use.

          to conduct intense aerial combat was never his task

          He is fighting on the plane, and the crew. And what was his task? To show off at parades?
  3. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
    EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 30 November 2021 16: 52
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    Gunnerminer, you are probably not badly paid for throwing a certain substance on the fan. You haven’t even tried to understand anything. Just spoil the air ... There are problems with the Su-57, where without them. For the 90s and early 2000s, they lagged behind. We have to catch up. And at the expense of the shortage - you, my friend, mildly speaking "loose stools" proceed. They are very different and not interchangeable machines. Each has its own task.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 November 2021 17: 11
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      Su-57 has problems, where without them

      The main problem is the lack of serial production of radar with AFAR, the second stage engine of product 30, the absence even in the project of a helmet like God's eye, the absence of composites. These are the tops. 90 years have passed since the 30s. 30 years!

      They are very different and not interchangeable machines. Each has its own task.

      Lack of fighters. The Syrian bridgehead showed that the air defense system without AWACS and U complexes, and without air defense fighters is of little use. That's why they shove the 45-year-old MiG-31BM into all holes, and even with a backward radar.
      1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 30 November 2021 18: 34
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        This is a piece production

        These are already serial cars.

        Ono, MO, represented by the Bondarev Air Force Group, promised serial production of the Su-57 in 2015

        It doesn't matter who said what and promised, there were objective reasons why it didn't work out. At the moment, a contract for 76 cars has been signed, and it will be fulfilled.

        One Project 22350 frigate from a Russian gas turbine unit was commissioned

        Not a single frigate with a Russian gas turbine unit is not yet available, the first will be next year

        The ships under construction are not manned, have no ammunition, and have no combat value.

        What crew, what ammunition, what combat value? They haven't been built yet!

        When did the R-37M begin to be included in the ammunition load of the MiG-31BM squadrons?

        How do you say:

        Read carefully the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, watch TV Zvezda, and Channel One programs dedicated to the Russian Air Force. There is enough information, especially at parades.

        At worst, use Google

        He is fighting on the plane, and the crew. And what was his task? To show off at parades?

        I have already written to you on what tasks the MIG-31 specializes, and therefore its crew.

        The main problem is the lack of mass production of radar with AFAR, the engine of the second stage of the product 30, the absence even in the project of a helmet of the God's eye type, the absence of composites

        These problems are only in your head.

        The Syrian bridgehead showed that the air defense system without AWACS and U complexes, and without air defense fighters is of little use

        Russia has AWACS aircraft and they were used in Syria

        45 years of the MiG-31BM

        The Americans still use the B-52, consider them effective despite their age, the same applies to the MiG-31
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 November 2021 21: 38
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          Less than 20 machines are not a series. But a piece production. Su-57 is sent to GLITs. State flight test center. For testing. Not ready for the series. If they were serial, they would be transferred to manning the Air Force combat regiment. For combat pilots, not for testers. So before serial production like on a donkey to the Moon.

          -It does not matter who, what said and promised, there were objective reasons why it did not work out. At the moment, a contract for 76 cars has been signed, and it will be fulfilled-

          It was not a bearded civilian expert with glasses that spoke, but the Air Command. The contract does not fly, does not carry ammunition. There is no product 30, not even close. The problem is the heat resistance of the turbine blades on the afterburner. The compressor is also fiddling. They cannot achieve the conditions for supersonic sound like on F- 36, EDSU problems. These are the tops. Cannot create an optimal design of the air inlet and nozzle. Cannot increase the specific thrust. So, at the beginning of 2021, it was reported that the entire flight test cycle could take 4 years. When this engine is launched into series, the aircraft will become significantly outdated. I don’t remember that we did not miss the deadline. in high spheres, the ardent opponents of this aircraft. This is evident at least from the plans of its release
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          2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 30 November 2021 22: 55
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            SU-57 is damp, like ANY new plane, but we will slowly bring it to mind, with feeling, with sense, with arrangement
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 November 2021 23: 09
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              Su-57 crude. When it goes into production, in 10 years, they will begin to try to eliminate childhood sores. The creators of the F-35 had 1800 points. There are about 50 left. But the F-35 is in the series. It successfully performs tasks over the Syrian bridgehead.

              feeling, with sense, with arrangement

              So far, the matter does not go beyond empty bravado.
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              2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
                Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 1 December 2021 03: 46
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                For a long time, the main NATO fighters will be 4th generation vehicles, and these are standard targets for the c400, when they completely switch to f35, by that time we will re-equip with the c500

                So far, the matter does not go beyond empty bravado.

                Well, what's the matter? A screwdriver in your hands and by your example show our engineers how these fighters are made quickly and without delays, is someone bothering you?
                1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                  gunnerminer (gunner miner) 1 December 2021 10: 49
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                  For a long time, the main NATO fighters will be 4th generation vehicles.

                  They have a radar station with AFAR. They are provided with reconnaissance, a continuous information field. Their educational institutions were not shredded like the Gagarin and Zhukovsky academies. Pilots and technicians were not thrown out in thousands into civilian life. None of the Russian Air Force aircraft has a radar station with AFAR. There are no serial aircraft in Russia. The fifth generation. The Russian Air Force does not have an adequate number of even old AWACS and U systems, there is no Air Force intelligence and an adequate number of tankers. The S-500 is only for the air defense of the Sobyanin metropolis and a couple of strategic objects. The holes in the air defense are giant. From the Kola Peninsula to Vladivostok.
        2. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 November 2021 22: 54
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          Russia has AWACS aircraft and they were used in Syria

          The only A-50U stood furniture useless in the parking lot, and also without a radar station with AFAR. There are four aircraft in total for four military districts, and for four fleets, combat-ready.

          The Americans still use the B-52, consider them effective despite their age, the same applies to the MiG-31

          B-52 bomber with all types of operational support, and in the continuous American information field. MiG-31BM about 30 combat-ready.
          1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 30 November 2021 23: 00
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            Confirm your words at least with something, otherwise, this is all news from the OBS series
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 November 2021 23: 16
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              I confirm with the news of the Russian media from the Syrian bridgehead. Regarding the operational activities of "cosmonauts." They demonstrated a high level of non-combat losses. Especially VTA.Tu-154 near Sochi with artists. An-32 with 30 advisers and senior officers. The Il-20M, shot down by the councilors during the turmoil, did not think to supply them with the codes "friend or foe" for several years of the war.
              I especially recommend the Channel One Time Program.

              About B-52 I recommend English-language sites. The official site of the US Air Force. If you know the language and aviation terminology.
          2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 1 December 2021 03: 01
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            MiG-31BM about 30 combat-ready

            The most impudent lie, there are more than a hundred of them in the videoconferencing, and there will be even more, not counting the MIG31K
          3. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 1 December 2021 03: 03
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            The only A-50U stood furniture useless in the parking lot

            This is probably because you were not put at the wheel? lol
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 1 December 2021 10: 51
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              This can be seen from the reports of Channel One and notes in Krasnaya Zvezda. Communicate with the Air Force. Learn more.
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        3. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 November 2021 23: 37
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          Not a single frigate with a Russian gas turbine unit is not yet available, the first will be next year

          This is a bad thing.
          1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 1 December 2021 02: 48
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            This is a bad thing.

            Is it bad to wait a year?, Do you think there is nothing else in the Northern Fleet besides him? "Gorshkov" and "Kasatonov" + two "Ash" is almost a hundred potential "Zircons", this is not counting "Peter" and "Ustinov". Not enough?
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 1 December 2021 11: 04
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              Wait more than a year. Plus a year to enter the line. At the KSF, taking into account the large area of ​​​​responsibility, the K-560 is sky-ready. It rumbles throughout the Barents Sea. It is used as a test bench and simulator for crews. over 300 miles, and useless for firing at mobile targets. Not accepted for service. TARKR P. Velikiy overdue the average repair by 12 years. Junk that is only suitable for parades. Only two combat-ready Varshavyanka 877 projects. -missile system "Osa-MA", are a convenient target, in the event of a massive air raid. Yes, and more than six anti-ship missiles, such air defense will not reflect. The command refrains from driving it to the main event. Gorshkov and Kasatonov are barely enough to form a single KPUG in the near zone. There are no reconnaissance aircraft, strike aircraft at the KSF, PLO aviation is represented by several museum exhibits. There are no universal supply vehicles, large GISU. -e stole to KTOF.
      2. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
        EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 1 December 2021 09: 45
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        He cried and laughed
        then bristled like a hedgehog ...
        In general, he mocked us,
        well, crazy, what will you take.


        You don't really understand ... Well, you can't replace a bucket with a sieve (comparison for "especially gifted"). And at the expense of "outdated", so your owners still drive B-52s and do not soar.
      3. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
        EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 1 December 2021 10: 26
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        Young man, you are bad with math. In 1992, the collapse had just begun. And it lasted not a year or two, but, unfortunately, much longer. Your country is an example of this. And your sound and bad smell in the direction of Russia is just envy that they managed to preserve at least part of the potential of the former big country.
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 1 December 2021 11: 07
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          My country is Russia. The collapse is still going on with might and main, it just changed its form. The population is declining by 2 million a year. The day before yesterday came to Vladivostok "squadron." The result of the shipbuilding program 2011-2020. One corvette, a mosquito boat. According to the Soviet, this is an IPC for solving the tasks of OVR (protection of the water area), coastal navigation. And two Varshavyanka diesels.
          1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 1 December 2021 23: 31
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            Who are you? A career soldier? Design engineer? What are you trying to achieve? If your awareness of the state of affairs in the army is true, you do not have to sit on the forum, but storm and beat on the doors to all kinds of MO offices, and bring this information to them and to expose those who are to blame, otherwise it all turns into zilch and looks like misinformation and an attempt to sow doubts among ordinary people about the capabilities of the armed forces of their own country
  4. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
    EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 1 December 2021 10: 05
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    Arguing with an individual gunnerminer is useless. He hears only himself. Russian planes over 45 suck, American over 50 are very good (that's different, it's the OWNER). Super specialist in aviation, read a lot of smart articles about AFAR and learned how to use the "wiki" ... Replace the SU-30 with the MiG-31 (DB). And he will also fly Ukraine into space, while in Russia it will be full ... well, in short, everything is bad. Unique.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 December 2021 00: 28
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      The Americans are non-stop repairing and modernizing their old aircraft, while the Russian military-industrial complex cannibalize them. Example 160. To launch the first Tu-160M2, two Tu-160Ms were cannibalized.

      And he will also fly Ukraine into space,

      Facts in the studio.

      Arguing with an individual gunnerminer is useless.

      You cannot argue reasonably. Due to poor ideas about the Russian Armed Forces, about the Russian military-industrial complex. Read Krasnaya Zvezda more often. Do not neglect communication with the military.
      1. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
        EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 3 December 2021 10: 00
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        And about "two Tu-160Ms" were raskannibalit "you from the Ministry of Defense reported personally with the attachment of a list of parts? Or is it open information from people like you who have a "good idea"?
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 December 2021 11: 33
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          Employees of the Kazan Aviation Plant, servicemen of the Air Force, residents of Kazan speak about the cannibalism of missile carriers. There was no other option to move the Tu-160M2. A lot of equipment has not been produced for a long time. Work is carried out in an emergency, in a hurry. Like at the Listvyazhnaya mine.
          1. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
            EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 3 December 2021 11: 46
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            In general, the information of the OBS agency (one grandmother said). You are that "informed source". Unfortunately, the practice is not new. This was also the case under the USSR. This is familiar. But it's not a fact that parts removed from other cars will never be restored, but they (cars) will be scrapped. Why have they dragged the mine, my friend. This is capitalism. For the sake of profit, they will stop at nothing, but so wherever money rules.
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 December 2021 11: 56
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              Here are real facts. Every citizen of Kazan, Gorbunov, Air Force serviceman will confirm them. Parts and components can be restored. But with what speed! Practice shows that the restoration is rubbish. The mine is an indicator of the level of government in the country. The level of theft and corruption. The head of the chief the supervisory technical body of the country showed that he didn’t know what his direct subordinates were doing. They were so stupid that they did not hesitate to come for interrogation to the UK in such Maybachs that Trump would envy. with nuts on your fingers, with a personal driver. With a salary of 50 thousand rubles a month. In the USA and China, champions in coal mining, there is also capitalism.