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"MiG-31 resignation does not threaten": the US press on the prospects for the emergence of a new interceptor

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The MiG-31 interceptor fighter remains today the heaviest combat aircraft in the world designed for air combat. It surpasses the speed and altitude of the MiG-29 and Su-27, and its specific armament in the form of radar guided missiles is distinguished by increased power.


As indicated by the Military Watch (USA), the MiG-31 was not only the most formidable in the line of fighters of the late Soviet era, but also the most expensive both in operation and in production. In this regard, after the collapse of the USSR, its production ceased. Now the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is armed with about 200 vehicles (not counting 100 in storage). The lack of production of the MiG-31 led to speculation that it would soon be retired.

By 2028, the MiG-31 fighter-interceptor will cease to exist ... We have time to create a new aircraft as a replacement

- said in 2016 the head of the MiG corporation Sergey Korotkov.

However, according to the American press, the prospects for replacing the MiG-31 with a new interceptor in the person of the MiG-41 "seem very weak":

It would be a great achievement for a jet [not yet first flown] to even reach initial operational readiness by 2028.


According to Military Watch, even with technological maturity, the MiG-41 will prove to be a rather problematic machine, since it will become the most expensive aircraft outside the Western world:

Russia is unlikely to replace its entire MiG-31 fleet, even by the mid-2030s.


According to the publication, the MiG-31 "does not face resignation" and even with the appearance of a new interceptor, they will remain in service in the MiG-31K version as carriers of the "Dagger" - at least until 2040.

Bombers can remain in service for decades because they are not required to participate in aerial combat.

- concludes the edition.

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  1. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 21 December 2020 05: 57
    -8
    Whether it will be, or not.
    One got bored, picked at his nose, came up with a text about anything.
    Another saw, decided, and what is worse, translated, printed at myself.
    All in business.
    1. Machito
      Machito 21 December 2020 06: 01
      +18
      Judging by the fact that the MiG-31 was sent to the Arctic, no one is going to write them off. Rather, on the contrary, 100 aircraft in storage are being modernized and returned to service.
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 21 December 2020 06: 06
        +5
        According to the publication, the MiG-31 "does not face resignation" and even with the appearance of a new interceptor, they will remain in service in the MiG-31K version as carriers of the "Dagger" - at least until 2040.
        but this, it seems to me, will really be so, and judging by the pace with the SU 57, the MiG 41 will appear in the army no earlier than 20 years later.
        1. K-612-O
          K-612-O 21 December 2020 08: 05
          +3
          So 15-20 years for a modern aircraft is a normal cycle
        2. iouris
          iouris 21 December 2020 12: 33
          -9
          Quote: Aerodrome
          Mig 41 no earlier than 20 years later and will appear in the army.

          Those. will no longer appear.
  2. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 21 December 2020 06: 11
    +8
    Flying in the stratosphere is always fascinating.
    Will there ever be fighters capable of flying from Earth into nearby Space?
    1. Eugene-Eugene
      21 December 2020 06: 16
      +2
      Careful with desires, Rogozin can hear
      1. Machito
        Machito 21 December 2020 06: 21
        +4
        Quote: Eugene-Eugene
        Careful with desires, Rogozin can hear

        Rogozin's imagination is already off the charts.
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 21 December 2020 06: 58
          -2
          Quote: Bearded
          Quote: Eugene-Eugene
          Careful with desires, Rogozin can hear

          Rogozin is already full of fantasy went off scale.
          greedy ...
          1. Crash
            Crash 21 December 2020 10: 41
            0
            Quote: Aerodrome
            Rogozin's imagination is already off the charts.
            greedy ...

            As I understand it, the author meant - off scaleeats hi
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 December 2020 06: 47
    +2
    According to the publication, the MiG-31 "does not face resignation"
    Will serve more, especially the publication itself notes that the main "partner" does not have an aircraft with such characteristics.
  4. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 21 December 2020 06: 51
    +4
    Nearby there are MiG-31 and T-34/76 on a scale of 1/72, T-34 next to the MiG is quite a kid! A beautiful plane! I have not removed the calendar from the wall since 1993! I admire every day!
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 21 December 2020 07: 36
    +2
    He is not a bomber, HE is a missile carrier. And I hope this "Fox" will bang your nerves for a long time, until the arrival of the US polar fox.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 21 December 2020 08: 37
    +5
    The plane is still not there and the plans for its production are not clear, but has it already received criticism from the Americans in advance?
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 21 December 2020 09: 08
      +2
      Quote: APASUS
      Has he already received criticism from the Americans in advance?

      Yes, these pictures have been circulating on the network for years. And not only pictures, but also descriptions and exact performance characteristics, up to a universal air-airless engine for spacewalk.
      But in fact, nothing is known at any stage of the project, nor what requirements for the future aircraft, nor whether this project exists in nature.
      But how many opportunities for those who like to tell fortunes and fantasize, and fill the holes in the news feeds with their fantasies.
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  8. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 21 December 2020 14: 25
    0
    "... and its specific armament in the form of radar guided missiles is distinguished by increased power ...." stop Googlish / PROMTGlish post. At least they would have attended to the proofreading before posting the material .. :(
  9. tarackanovaleksei
    tarackanovaleksei 21 December 2020 15: 01
    +2
    Only a madman can write off a beautiful, smart, powerful car; which has no analogues in the world. Soviet groundwork, this is our wealth. The wealth of Russia, for we are the successors of the USSR. and our designers - a flag in their hands. If you are destined to make a new car, then good luck and new thoughts.
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 21 December 2020 16: 43
    +3
    As you know from the catch phrase * to * change, only time to waste. So the MiG-31 has flown, will fly and will fly
    and on occasion will insert a striped wick in the ass.
    1. Vladimir Mashkov
      Vladimir Mashkov 21 December 2020 19: 13
      +2
      I completely agree! Posh powerful unique a machine that has no equal in the world! I suppose there will be no equal to him for a long time. Or maybe it won't. They still have a long, long time to fly. I envy the white envy of those in their cabins.
  11. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 21 December 2020 18: 37
    0
    Quote: Ros 56
    As you know from the catch phrase * to * change, only time to waste. So the MiG-31 has flown, will fly and will fly
    and on occasion will insert a striped wick in the ass.

    Nicely said, ours will not hand over, and you "striped" try to catch up !!!