Upgraded MiG-31K high-altitude interceptors perform the functions of long-range aviation

The commander of the Long-Range Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Lieutenant General Sergei Kobylash, on the day of his professional holiday, told the newspaper "A red star" on the operation of aircraft in the conditions of the NWO and the prospects for the development of this kind of Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation.

According to Kobylash, most of the flight crews have already received real combat experience. Both experienced crews and recent graduates of flight schools were involved in the performance of the tasks of the special military operation. Enemy positions were attacked from all types of bombers in service, and modernized MiG-31 interceptors now also belong to long-range aircraft.

At the end of 2021, a regiment armed with the Kinzhal hypersonic aviation system based on MiG-31 aircraft entered the long-range aviation. The uniqueness of this complex is that its aeroballistic missile is capable of reaching speeds more than 10 times higher than the speed of sound, which allows it to overcome all existing air defense systems and hit targets deep behind enemy lines.

- said Lieutenant General Sergei Kobylash.

The Commander of the Long-Range Aviation of Russia noted, among other things, the effectiveness of the work of aviation enterprises in the modernization of the strategic missile carriers Tu-160 and Tu-95MS, as well as Tu-22M3 bombers.
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  1. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
    Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 26 December 2022 15: 56
    The absence of planning bombs prevents us from successfully solving the problem of nasty Avdeevka, Krasnogorovka and other dirty tricks. It was the leadership of the Air Force who believed that they were not needed. They are not. Now they write about expensive daggers, cat. piece. Dreaming is not bad.
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  2. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 1 January 2023 03: 43
    I wonder what happens to fighter / interceptor aviation radars after the decommissioning of aircraft? Even if these are not quite modern radars, they are still radars.

    Within the framework of the capabilities of Russia, which obviously cannot create an airborne force that is quantitatively comparable to the NATO Air Force, and also cannot fully compensate for this with air defense systems due to immense distances, additional asymmetric solutions can help here.

    If a country has airborne radars that are no longer designed for fighter jets, they could be installed on a larger quadcopter with electric motors that are powered via a cable from a diesel generator installed in a truck. There is also a coil with a wire and an electric drive with copter flight synchronization. Maybe 300 - 1000 meters is enough?

    This air defense copter can carry a pair of long-range, already modern air-to-air missiles, a pair of medium-range and a pair of short-range missiles, or missiles of air defense systems.

    What is the meaning of such a Frankenstein? These copter drones can be used in areas where there is no Russian Aerospace Forces. As a factor that the enemy Air Force will have to take into account, because. the launch is hardly noticeable, the copter can turn on the radar for a short time, or on external instructions as part of an ambush. The copter can take off anytime and anywhere.

    While in the air, it can only be destroyed by air-to-air means (in case of destruction of a truck, there may be a small battery on board the copter for landing). The truck can move along the road with the copter on a leash, thereby avoiding ground-to-ground or air-to-ground impacts.

    Thus, it is possible to create threats to the enemy air force by covering zones without air defense cover, creating sudden threats, ambushes. You can use them to protect objects from missiles (then there will be short-range missiles on board).

    You can think of such a copter as a means against UAVs. Then he can carry other weapons and possibly a different radar.

    There is no need for air defense calculations, just a few people for maintenance, protection and interaction with the air defense headquarters. The copter must have its own brains and algorithms in order to hunt for flying objects on its own (nothing supernatural, maintain flight without flying away from the truck and seeing the target on the radar, launch a rocket, highlighting the target. AI of the 22nd century is not needed here yet).

    The absence of the need to prepare calculations opens up the possibility of mass application. It is low-tech, cheap, but massive asymmetric weapons (using the example of Iran with its Shaheeds) that can provide additional potential where the capabilities of Russia and NATO are not equal.