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MiG-31BM fighters took protection of the Northern Sea Route

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MiG-31BM naval interceptor fighters will be on duty at the airfields of the islands and in the mainland of the Arctic aviation Northern fleet... They are part of the new squadron of the 98th separate mixed aviation regiment of the 45th Air Force and Air Defense Army.


About this newspaper "News" sources in the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Since this year, the MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors have taken the Northern Sea Route (NSR) under protection. Aircraft will be on duty along its route on a rotational basis.

The main base of these interceptors, as before, will be located in Monchegorsk, where they were first deployed in 2019. Throughout 2020, the MiG-31BM participated in maneuvers near the Northern Sea Route. The command noted that these experimental exercises were successful.

Honored Test Pilot, Hero of Russia Colonel Malikov believes that the MiG-31BM fully correspond to the task assigned to them and are ideal for operation in the Arctic latitudes.

The MiG-31BM is a complex machine, but it is quite capable of performing all tasks beyond the Arctic Circle. It has a long flight range, effective radar, new precision and long-range missiles.

- he shared his opinion with Izvestia.

The MiG-31 is considered the most powerful interceptor fighter in the world. Its take-off weight exceeds 30 tons, for which the troops received the unofficial nickname "combat airship".
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 26 January 2021 10: 59
    +7
    MiG-31BM took under protection the Northern Sea Route
    Will cover the convoys? There is no war yet, but the routes have been mastered!
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 26 January 2021 11: 04
      +13
      What? This work is just for the "fox hound" (NATO name), long-range, all-weatherman, which is important for the Arctic latitudes! A group of 4 MiG-31s ​​is capable of controlling a front of 900 km! fellow You can't find the best plane in the world for such a job! good
      1. u-345
        u-345 26 January 2021 11: 54
        0
        I like these "Hurray-comments"!
        "All-weatherman". The question is, what do we have NOT all weathermen?
        "Long range". And that Su has a smaller radius?
        "A group of four planes is capable of controlling ...." Proxima, what do you mean by that? I understand that one clever guy once wrote it, now other clever guys post it endlessly.
        Read Vicky and let's shout Hurray.
        On the case, what would be written. About the radar, the duration of the afterburner, about the weapons, about the ancient heat direction finder.
        1. ccsr
          ccsr 26 January 2021 12: 33
          -7
          Quote: u-345
          On the case, what would be written. About the radar, the duration of the afterburner, about the weapons, about the ancient heat direction finder.

          I would not even be concerned with this, but would like to understand something else. No one doubts that pilots should fly and learn. But what for to protect the path, which no one except polar bears is threatening now, is completely incomprehensible to me. It seems to me that someone really wanted the northern allowances and preferential length of service, so they shoved this dubious event in my opinion. Let me just remind you that it will be much more expensive to maintain all this several times than in a critical situation to organize patrolling of the MiG-31 with refueling in the air from those airfields where conditions are not so difficult in winter.
          1. olegactor
            olegactor 26 January 2021 12: 42
            +18
            I would not even be concerned with this, but would like to understand something else. No one doubts that pilots should fly and learn. But what for to protect the path, which no one except polar bears is threatening now, is completely incomprehensible to me. It seems to me that someone really wanted the northern allowances and preferential length of service, so they shoved this dubious event in my opinion. Let me just remind you that it will be much more expensive to maintain all this several times than in a critical situation to organize patrolling of the MiG-31 with refueling in the air from those airfields where conditions are not so difficult in winter.

            and you think that it is necessary to begin the deployment of military aircraft when it smells of fried already ... Russian proverb ...want peace get ready for war
            1. ccsr
              ccsr 26 January 2021 13: 08
              -6
              Quote: olegactor
              and you think that it is necessary to begin the deployment of military aircraft when it smells fried ...

              I believe that there is no need to speculate on danger where there is none.

              Quote: olegactor
              .want peace prepare for war

              We already have a wide range of missile weapons, which can significantly reduce funds for the maintenance of traditional types of weapons. Including guarding the Northern Sea Route without flying MiG-31 aircraft.
              1. olegactor
                olegactor 26 January 2021 15: 18
                -3
                I believe that there is no need to speculate on danger where there is none.


                and the statements of mattress makers about freedom of navigation ... is that ... you try to declare the right of passage of warships through the ter.waters of mattress mats ... this stench will rise ...
                1. ccsr
                  ccsr 26 January 2021 18: 55
                  +1
                  Quote: olegactor
                  and the statements of mattress makers on freedom of navigation ...

                  We are still being told that we must return Crimea to Ukraine and allow passage through the Kerch Strait without our permission - so what should we, now, react to every sneeze? Fill with all this chatter - as long as we have the Strategic Missile Forces, they can declare whatever they want, but we will not care about all this. Let the icebreakers build for a start ...
        2. Proxima
          Proxima 26 January 2021 12: 34
          -9
          Quote: u-345
          "A group of four aircraft is capable of controlling ...." Proxima, what do you mean by that?

          I understand that YOU do not understand anything about this. Otherwise, such a crazy post would not have been exhibited ...
    2. Civil
      Civil 26 January 2021 11: 12
      -20%
      What? Polar bears raised the BLACK flag and led walrus squadrons to the Arctic communications under the cover of polar terns? laughing laughing
      Or did the Arctic fox sneak up not noticeably? lol
      1. Kart
        Kart 26 January 2021 11: 22
        +4
        He will sneak up unnoticed to those who want to shake there with a striped saber.
      2. bar
        bar 26 January 2021 11: 23
        +8
        Quote: Civil
        Or did the Arctic fox sneak up not noticeably?

        So that the scribe does not even have thoughts of sneaking
        1. Lionnvrsk
          Lionnvrsk 26 January 2021 11: 40
          +3
          Quote: bar
          Quote: Civil
          Or did the Arctic fox sneak up not noticeably?

          To have scribe I didn't even think about sneaking

          Do you think that the civil scribe (clerk) wants to sneak up on us? lol
          1. bar
            bar 26 January 2021 12: 28
            0
            Quote: LIONnvrsk
            Quote: bar
            Quote: Civil
            Or did the Arctic fox sneak up not noticeably?

            To have scribe I didn't even think about sneaking

            Do you think that the civil scribe (clerk) wants to sneak up on us? lol

            For the way I think I already have a warning. So all the claims regarding grammar against the local censor, the strangler of freedom of speech request
            1. Lionnvrsk
              Lionnvrsk 26 January 2021 13: 41
              0
              Quote: bar
              all claims about grammar

              No complaints, everything turned out very well ... yes
              1. bar
                bar 26 January 2021 13: 56
                0
                Quote: LIONnvrsk
                everything turned out very well

                I did my best smile
      3. Proxima
        Proxima 26 January 2021 11: 23
        +2
        Quote: Civil
        What? Polar bears raised the BLACK flag and led walrus squadrons to the Arctic communications under the cover of polar terns? laughing laughing
        Or did the Arctic fox sneak up not noticeably? lol

        You should give humorous concerts. But I don't see anything funny here. stop Why do you think under Stalin the military infrastructure was built at an accelerated pace in the Arctic? To the extent that airfields and supply depots did on drifting ice floes! The Arctic is an extremely strategically important area, if you don't get it!
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 26 January 2021 13: 54
          +5
          Quote: Proxima
          Why do you think under Stalin the military infrastructure was built at an accelerated pace in the Arctic? To the extent that airfields and supply depots did on drifting ice floes!

          This (ice jump airfields) was done so that the Tu-4 and Tu-16 could reach the USA
          1. Proxima
            Proxima 26 January 2021 15: 31
            -1
            Quote: Piramidon
            This (ice jump airfields) was done so that the Tu-4 and Tu-16 could reach the USA

            This is one example of the importance of the Arctic
    3. Killemall
      Killemall 26 January 2021 11: 22
      +2
      (I apologize for the ironic tone, but the question is not idle) no ... it's all great! and I am very glad that now the endless polar expanses are plowed by an airplane ... but I am extremely interested in the question: what if some not American, but, say, a Norwegian trough floats there ... the airplane (and) will be drowned? or will they simulate an attack? or will they perform the passes, waving their wings in a friendly way? I mean, here just now, 2 km swam into our territorial waters (I deliberately use this verb) ... so what? what's next then? it should already be rusting with scrap metal at the bottom ... these empty relays got tired of it !!!
      1. Runway
        Runway 26 January 2021 11: 58
        +5
        Troughs are quite possible there and swim (to the north, under the ice). Surface ones are calculated on two lines (Murmansk-Anadyr) and even those in navigation.
        And it is difficult to imagine an air defense interceptor on a steamer attack.
        Migi will mean real control of the air border of the Russian Federation in addition to RTV.
      2. alexmach
        alexmach 26 January 2021 13: 28
        +3
        In general, the primary task of the duty of these machines in the Arctic was to intercept cruise missiles and bombers launched from there flying through the North Pole. For this, in principle, they were designed with just such characteristics. Well, they can also "puzzle" any other air intruder. Another question is how relevant it is now. The Americans, too, are already sawing hypersonic strike weapons, and they are going to send Tomahawks slowly to retire ...
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 26 January 2021 11: 03
    -5
    MiG-31BM fighters took protection of the Northern Sea Route

    And what, someone from foreign flies there ??? What kind of threat is it?
    Very doubtful.
    And so, training cannot be superfluous, this is obvious.
    1. bar
      bar 26 January 2021 11: 24
      +4
      Quote: rocket757

      And what, someone from foreign flies there ??? What kind of threat is it?

      Do you have to wait until they start flying?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 January 2021 11: 36
        0
        We need to train, prepare, this is not discussed.
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 26 January 2021 13: 32
          +2
          Here, I support. Moreover, here we see the implementation of the so beloved American air defense concept - airspace control from the air. With a large area and a small population, the tactical idea is correct in my opinion.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 26 January 2021 13: 39
            +1
            Quote: alexmach
            Moreover, here we see the implementation of the so beloved American air defense concept - airspace control from the air. With a large area and a small population, the tactical idea is correct in my opinion.

            In order to effectively defend, it is necessary to clearly understand, calculate what real threats may be ... everything depends on what and how you will have to equip, prepare drugs and all services.
  3. Zoldat_A
    Zoldat_A 26 January 2021 11: 05
    +7
    Maidanutye already under the Crimean bridge tried to slip through with a drill. The next step - the embodiment of the American damp dream of international (read - American) jurisdiction on the Northern Sea Route?
    The Americans themselves will not stick their heads, but the maydanutyh - yes, what would not be sent to the "heroic campaign" on their leaky tugs? This is where the MiGs will have fun ...

    And the news is pleasant - every day at least one such ...
    1. Vadim_888
      Vadim_888 26 January 2021 11: 12
      -1
      Ukraine has no outlet to the Arctic Ocean, and the existing floating facilities will not reach there
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 26 January 2021 11: 24
        +4
        Quote: Vadim_888
        Ukraine has no outlet to the Arctic Ocean, and the existing floating facilities will not reach there

        On international waters - there is quite a way out. If you need to go to some European or American ones, I think there will be no problems. And the fact that they will not be able to physically reach, so America, for the sake of such an occasion, will drag it in tow ... laughing
        1. Vadim_888
          Vadim_888 26 January 2021 20: 32
          +2
          And where to get fuel for the hike? It’s not under the Kerch bridge to Mariupol or Berdyansk to swim (where you can paddle laughing )
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 26 January 2021 21: 01
            0
            Quote: Vadim_888
            Where to get fuel for the trip?

            Well I put forward an option laughing
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            America, for the sake of such an occasion, will drag it in tow ...
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 26 January 2021 11: 13
      -3
      Quote: Zoldat_A
      This is where the MiGs will have fun ...

      Moreover, there was not enough expensive missiles to spend on them.
      And they will not reach laughing
      1. alexmach
        alexmach 26 January 2021 13: 33
        +3
        Yes, and Migam on surface targets, in general, is "having fun" by and large. It's an interceptor.
  4. prior
    prior 26 January 2021 11: 05
    -13%
    "MiG-31BM fighters took protection of the Northern Sea Route"

    That is, before that the Northern Sea Route was not guarded?
    Who are they protecting from? Are there Somali pirates there?
    Or the owners of gas carriers transporting liquefied gas demanded security. If so, then it is clear who our army is guarding.
    1. Kart
      Kart 26 January 2021 11: 24
      +2
      Guarded.
      Now it will be guarded even better.
    2. NDR-791
      NDR-791 26 January 2021 11: 32
      +3
      Who are they protecting from?
      Once they thought that it was not necessary, but it happened like this. For the summer of 1942, however, the German naval department "Kriegsmarine" planned to use "Admiral Scheer", as the most combat-ready at that time in the local operation "Wunderland" ("Wonderland") against Soviet Arctic shipping and sea-based sites in the Kara Sea.
      Since then it has been guarded.

      There were also four boats (U-601; U-456; U-251; U-209)

      And I had to fight back with this ... for a minute from the battleship !!!

      1. Petro_tut
        Petro_tut 26 January 2021 20: 35
        +1
        It was epic, and most importantly, the German was scared
    3. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 26 January 2021 11: 40
      -4
      Quote: prior
      Who are they protecting from? Are there Somali pirates there?

      American wet dream of international (read - American) jurisdiction on the Northern Sea Route. That's who you need to protect from.

      At school, on the map of the USSR, I was used to seeing the Arctic borders of the USSR, running from the extreme eastern and western points of the country along the meridians to the North Pole. And now the Americans say that Russia illegally owns such a huge Arctic territory (the bitch-M. Thatcher is recalled: “Russia illegally owns such huge reserves of minerals. They should be transferred under international control, and in Russia there should be no more than 50 million population for maintenance of mines and mines " am ). In America's opinion, Russia's possession in the Arctic could well be limited to coastal waters.

      We had drifting Arctic polar stations under the USSR. Until 2015, they were in Russia. I would not be surprised if, when the Arctic SUDDENLY becomes international, some American wunderwales of the "drifting installation with medium-range missiles" type appear there ... If the Il-76 lands on an ice floe - why not? And as submarines from the north of Russia, at a distance of 300 miles from our coast, are quite an American lyric song ...
      1. prior
        prior 26 January 2021 11: 44
        +2
        I did not write that there is no need to guard. The entire Russian North must be protected.
        It's just that the author should have been more careful in choosing the title of the article.
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 26 January 2021 16: 35
        +4
        "Russia illegally owns such huge reserves of minerals. They must be transferred under international control, and in Russia there must be no more than 50 million people left to service mines and mines" ///
        ---
        This is a fake invented in Russian. Thatcher never said anything like that.
  5. DOC
    DOC 26 January 2021 11: 20
    -1
    Good Northern Sea Route !!!
  6. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 26 January 2021 11: 37
    -6
    Quote: prior
    "MiG-31BM fighters took protection of the Northern Sea Route"

    That is, before that the Northern Sea Route was not guarded?
    Who are they protecting from? Are there Somali pirates there?
    Or the owners of gas carriers transporting liquefied gas demanded security. If so, then it is clear who our army is guarding.

    Here is another venal navalnok with a frostbitten brain trying to be clever about an issue of strategic importance. He would have to think - why are his State Department teachers so eager to get control over the NSR? But such convolutions are straightened by the dollar and they are not given to think about tomorrow - part of the brain has already been amputated. wassat
    1. prior
      prior 26 January 2021 11: 55
      +1
      Yes Yes. The Russian land will not become scarce. There are many Vlads in it. Continue to heroically defend issues of strategic importance and your descendants will not forget you.
  7. BIABIA
    BIABIA 26 January 2021 11: 48
    0
    Quote: LIONnvrsk
    Do you think that the civil scribe (clerk) wants to sneak up on us? lol

    If someone like in "Brother" wants to, then it's dangerous smile
  8. Pardus22
    Pardus22 26 January 2021 11: 58
    -1
    The gunpowder must be kept dry! Free access to the NSR, only for Russia. The rest, only with our permission and for money.
  9. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 26 January 2021 12: 03
    +2
    It seems to me that sea vessels do not fly so high. Intruders and icebreakers will drive away, if anything.
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 26 January 2021 12: 12
    +1
    This is certainly a necessary business, but where will they get from Monchegorsk to the east? How about Chukotka?
    1. Runway
      Runway 26 January 2021 13: 30
      +3
      In Anadyr, too, will be "laborer" from the Kamchatka regiment. The whole link.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 26 January 2021 14: 36
        +1
        Well, that’s another matter. hi
  11. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 26 January 2021 14: 37
    +1
    The MiG-31 is of course a fierce machine good
  12. Old26
    Old26 26 January 2021 17: 23
    +3
    Quote: Ros 56
    This is certainly a necessary business, but where will they get from Monchegorsk to the east? How about Chukotka?

    EMNIP subsonic combat radius without PTB for MIG-31BM 720 km, with PTB - from 1200 to 1400 km. That is, with the PTB, he can reach the western coast of Yamal, then return to Rogachevo. Refuel there, again take off from the PTB and reach the Laptev Sea. Part of the NSR will still remain without control, since even from Pevek the border (combat radius) does not intersect with the radius of the MIG that took off from Rogachevo. Moreover, all this is exclusively on subsonic. And 1400 on subsonic is about 2 hours
  13. Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko
    Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko 26 January 2021 20: 10
    0
    Long overdue!
  14. Mikle2000
    Mikle2000 26 January 2021 20: 16
    +1
    Even if they will sink ships on the Northern Sea Route, it will obviously not be from the air, but by submarines. On the other hand, whatever the child is amused, as long as it does not start new wars.