Russia has expanded the combat capabilities of the MiG-31 interceptor


The upgraded MiG-31 fighter is being tested in Russia right now. The combat potential of the updated machine, which will now stand up to protect our Arctic territories, has increased significantly, which cannot but worry our "Western partners".


The point is that with the active development of the Russian Arctic, the West is making more and more claims to our territories. What are the provocative NATO exercises in the waters of the Arctic Ocean? Naturally, our military command is forced to take adequate measures to protect the territorial integrity of the state.

In the spring of this year, for the first time in the history of the Russian Navy, two MiG-31s ​​flew over the North Pole with air refueling. Shortly thereafter, the Ministry of Defense announced that a group of long-range interceptor fighters were already on duty in the Arctic.

However, the most unpleasant news for the collective West was the decision of our military leadership to convert the MiG-31 into a fourth generation strike aircraft.

The newest active phased antenna arrays in the modernized version of the fighter have become 30% lighter than the onboard radars of the previous generation. This made it possible to increase both the volume of fuel and the combat load of the updated aircraft.

Now the MiG-31 has become a platform for the creation of the Kinzhal air complex equipped with a hypersonic missile. This high-precision weapon is capable of striking both ground-based stationary targets and moving sea objects. At the same time, today no one except Russia is armed with an air-launched ballistic weapon.

The attack MiG-31K easily rises to an altitude of 25 km, accelerates to 3000 km / h and in a matter of minutes, going beyond the air defense / missile defense of a potential enemy, is capable of launching a “deadly” missile.

There is no effective defense against the Russian "Dagger" in the world today. Therefore, the West will have to forget about its claims to our Arctic for a long time.

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  1. Vladislav N. Offline Vladislav N.
    Vladislav N. (Vlad) 9 December 2021 10: 35
    -1
    And this "galosh" is a legacy of a bygone advanced civilization that has not lost its combat relevance ... There is nothing to replace it with. The chief trampoline expert hinted to resume production of the MiG 31 at the Nizhny Novgorod "Falcon", shook his chin garland ... that's all and that ...
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 9 December 2021 11: 11
      -4
      The loud title of the article, which does not correspond to the real state of affairs. It will take 31 years to repair dozens of MiG-31s ​​and bring them to the MiG-10BM condition. There are colossal problems with the quantity and quality of the latter in the Russian Air Force. The waste of time and money on the plane the day before yesterday is associated with the failure of the serial production of the Su-57.

      The newest active phased antenna arrays in the modernized version of the fighter have become 30% lighter than the onboard radars of the previous generation. This made it possible to increase both the volume of fuel and the combat load of the updated aircraft.

      The MiG-31BM is not armed with an AFAR radar.

      Now the MiG-31 has become a platform for the creation of the Kinzhal air complex equipped with a hypersonic missile. This high-precision weapon is capable of striking both ground-based stationary targets and moving sea objects. At the same time, today no one except Russia is armed with an air-launched ballistic weapon.

      The missile of the discussed complex is quasi-ballistic. The Iskander ammunition was attached to the MiG-31. To make it lighter, the radar, the refueling system (fuel lines and pumps), air-to-air missiles with guides, and firing support devices were removed. Mobile land and sea objects do not hit this ammunition maybe due to the complete absence of naval air reconnaissance forces, aircraft target designation system, a meager number of tankers in the Diaghilev regiment, and a meager number of Dagger complexes.

      The attack MiG-31K easily rises to an altitude of 25 km, accelerates to 3000 km / h and in a matter of minutes, going beyond the air defense / missile defense of a potential enemy, is capable of launching a “deadly” missile.

      The crew of the MiG-31K will not be able to cope with the search for a target on their own, will not be able to defend themselves against attacks from enemy fighters.

      There is no effective defense against the Russian "Dagger" in the world today. Therefore, the West will have to forget about its claims to our Arctic for a long time.

      Untold statement. Designed for an internal audience, for the most gullible.
      1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
        sgrabik (Sergei) 9 December 2021 12: 57
        +2
        Stop whining, your whining and your pessimism have already gotten everyone here, we all already know that you are a lover of the glorification of everything Western, but you should not consider everyone around you idiots, it is clearly noticeable that you are an amateur in military affairs, but persistently try to pass yourself off as a well-versed subject expert !!!
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 9 December 2021 13: 10
          -3
          You are not the smartest and most educated senior officers, with vast planning experience, political scientists and members of the RIAC. Don't read my comments.
        2. Alex777 Offline Alex777
          Alex777 (Alexander) 9 December 2021 20: 05
          0
          The donkey was waiting for him.

          This is a common reference to a character on bmpd ...
      2. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 9 December 2021 13: 46
        -2
        Untold statement. Designed for an internal audience, for the most gullible.

        - Yes, really ... old stuff ...
        = But he poses a kind of "danger" ...
        - Damn, he'll take the "Dagger" to Alaska (ours won't have time to liquidate - until they overcome "friend or foe") and ... and if ... he can plant there ... - then there will be many ... troubles. ..
        - My plus ...
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 9 December 2021 16: 33
          -3
          This is an indicator of the impossibility of launching the Su-57 into the series. On the MiG-31BM, even the radar is not changed to a newer one. Only the quantitative indicator will be increased.