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"Attacked from a height of 20 km": Exercises to intercept carriers of hypersonic weapons were held in the Arctic

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The Russian military department pays considerable attention to organizing the defense of the country's northern borders.


As reported "News" with reference to the Ministry of Defense, in the Arctic, they worked out the interception of hypersonic weapons.

The Russian military conducted exercises to intercept carriers of hypersonic weapons of a mock enemy in the Arctic. Long-range interceptors MiG-31BM of the Pacific Ocean were involved in the exercises. fleet, which, having taken off from Chukotka, destroyed targets imitating strategic bombers of a conventional enemy.

It is emphasized that the interception of targets took place in the stratosphere in the Arctic Circle. The MiG-31BM was attacked from an altitude of almost 20 km at a speed of Mach 2,5.

The Ministry of Defense noted that in the North, the closest time for the arrival of a strategic aviation, as well as various US missiles, so the intercept exercises will continue.

As Honored Test Pilot Colonel Igor Malikov said, flights in the North require special training from pilots due to weather conditions, as well as the proximity of the pole, which distorts the readings of navigation devices. The absence of landmarks on a monotonous surface covered with snow, in the event of a failure of instruments, can lead to the fact that the pilot simply gets lost.

The military department stressed that the MiG-31BM is perfect for operations in the north of the country. Due to its speed, flight range and armament, the aircraft is capable of intercepting the enemy at distant approaches, preventing missile launches.
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  1. xorek
    xorek April 7 2021 14: 34
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    Well, the Arctic is one of the most protected regions in Russia! There is something to protect for future generations ..
    They climb there from all over the planet, trying to snatch a piece ..
    1. Intruder
      Intruder April 7 2021 15: 05
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      Well, the Arctic is one of the most protected regions in Russia! There is something to protect for future generations ..
      They climb there from all over the planet, trying to snatch a piece ..
      Directly, a densely populated region in the Russian Federation, with a population larger than Siberia all over !? And just, there it must be stubbornly protected, especially the rights of polar bears and walruses ... wink laughing
    2. El Chuvachino
      El Chuvachino April 7 2021 15: 41
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      I hope that future generations will be grateful, otherwise you will see how everything that was "before you" is being blasphemed ...
  2. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 7 2021 14: 39
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    Don't ... Mattresses can't be defeated like that. Now you have trained yourself to intercept both the carriers and the weapon itself. And the Americans - bam again! And either they will lose the missile, as recently, or vice versa, they will be beaten by two hundred to the wing, as even more recently - and what will you intercept?
    Here. The American defense industry is the most American in the world. Fanfare, curtain, Loch Kid corporation emblem
    And on the topic - it is useful to be able to respond in advance to even a hypothetical threat. This is especially epic against the background of the fact that the Americans have another oops with the program - and we are not one step, but two steps ahead.
  3. xorek
    xorek April 7 2021 14: 42
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    The MiG-31BM is perfect for operations in the north of the country. Due to its speed, flight range and armament, the aircraft is capable of intercepting the enemy at distant approaches, preventing missile launches.

    I read my memoirs, then the Amers were impudent in the Arctic, violating the borders and photographing everything that interested them, while our fighters took off, until the fact that ... They calmly left the border zone of ours ..
    We created Mig-31 as a matter of urgency, and so this Mig went to the scout from the rear, he almost fell into a stupor from surprise ..
    There were no more violations.
    1. yehat2
      yehat2 April 7 2021 15: 06
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      the problem was different - firstly, there was no complete radar coverage of the border and the Americans, with constant reconnaissance flights along the border, quickly found out all the holes, where the scouts sometimes invaded. The second point is aiming and intercepting. Previously, this role was played by the IL-128, it seems, then the moment-31. Mig-25 was created rather as an option against arrogance with a blackbird.
    2. Intruder
      Intruder April 7 2021 15: 09
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      then the Amers were impudent in the Arctic, violating the borders and photographing everything that interested them, while our fighters take off, until that .. They calmly left the zone of our border.
      Directly, there are also a lot of objects that need to be photographed constantly violating territorial boundaries !? or is there aerial reconnaissance for ships and nuclear submarines, was the Northern one?, you can already see the cities there on ice floes and defense enterprises, such as: drifting stations, with millions of population of polar workers !?
      1. Lynx2000
        Lynx2000 April 8 2021 06: 07
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        Quote: Intruder
        Directly, there are also a lot of objects that need to be photographed constantly violating territorial boundaries !? or is there aerial reconnaissance for ships and nuclear submarines, was the Northern one?, you can already see the cities there on ice floes and defense enterprises, such as: drifting stations, with millions of population of polar workers !?

        The Americans are not interested in ice floes with polar explorers, and in the polar territory, but in the shortest distance between the United States and regions of central Russia, as well as the Urals and Siberia through the northern regions of the Arctic (North Pole). Similarly, the Soviet Union developed plans for a retaliatory strike using long-range strategic bombers across the United States, through the Arctic along the shortest path.
        Earlier, the Pentagon developed an American strike operation against the Soviet Union precisely through the Arctic aerospace corridor. Code designation - "Giant spear".
  4. yehat2
    yehat2 April 7 2021 15: 07
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    and how does interception of carriers of subsonic weapons differ from interception of carriers of hypersonic ones?
    Maybe it's easier to call it - they intercepted the carriers of evil?
    1. El Chuvachino
      El Chuvachino April 7 2021 15: 45
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      Differs in arrival time and response time.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh April 7 2021 16: 37
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        Media weapons - cruise or tactical ballistic missiles
        are bombers.
        Or B-2 or B-52. In any case, subsonic speed.
  5. svp67
    svp67 April 7 2021 15: 09
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    Something tells me that the first targets for these "hyper-missiles" will just be the airfields of these MiGs ... and only then will the bombers begin to launch at the turn of launches on other targets in Russia
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee April 8 2021 02: 46
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      Quote: svp67
      the airfields of these MiGs

      Amerians did not like your suggestion! Or maybe they knock them off the trail, striped ears ... what