Russian high-altitude interceptor MiG-31BM for the first time shot down an aerial target over Ukraine

After Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation repeatedly reported the use of high-altitude fighter-interceptors MiG-31 VKS, which were used to deliver missile strikes on Ukrainian territory. Now the Russian military department has reported that a combat aircraft of this class shot down an air target over Ukraine.

The published communiqué states that the MiG-31 fighter-interceptor was patrolling in a given area. During the mission, a Ukrainian Su-24 aircraft was identified, which tried to evade the attack by maneuvering in the sky, but was hit by an air-to-air missile.

It should be noted that the video presented by the Ministry shows a fighter-interceptor in the modification of the MiG-31BM. This is the first officially confirmed such victory of the MiG-31BM during the SVO. At the same time, the pilot clarified that the enemy plane was shot down by a long-range aircraft weapon, i.e. RVV-BD (R-37M).

Probably, we are talking about the destruction of the Ukrainian Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft in the Poltava region, which was used to open the locations of Russian air defense systems in the Belgorod region. Such aircraft are equipped with electronic intelligence stations and the ability to issue target designation to APU fighters armed with American HARM anti-radar missiles.
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  1. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 27 October 2022 18: 18
    In general, this should be the case every day, two pairs of MiG-31BMs should control the entire NWO front.
  2. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 27 October 2022 19: 48
    Russian high-altitude interceptor MiG-31BM for the first time shot down an aerial target over Ukraine

    That's why he is an interceptor to fight air targets.
  3. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 28 October 2022 11: 58
    The aircraft manufacturing company MIG was artificially pushed to the benefit of Sukhoi by lobbying. Several leading companies are always needed for faster and better development of the aircraft industry and other areas. In the Russian Federation, as a rule, lobbying remains one, which leads to a lag in development. How long do the Su-57s torment, and if there was competition, the pace has clearly doubled ... If earlier there were two troubles in Russia - fools and roads, today there are two troubles - theft and greedy leadership.
  4. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 28 October 2022 15: 14
    Well, there are target designations, there are results. A year ago, they sounded the alarm about Starlink, if we had at least half of this system, then everything would have ended long ago.
  5. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 28 October 2022 15: 21
    The PR people from the Moscow Region are admiring - this is not news for a long time and it did not happen yesterday to put it mildly: but it was impossible to congratulate the guys right away ... The plane has been in service for so many years - many would have been cheered up, but they already know wink