Long-range interceptor MiG-31BM received R-74M short-range missiles

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Russian long-range interceptors MiG-31BM received new weapons aviation R-74M melee missiles. The new ammunition is supplied as standard. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

The military department has begun serial purchases of R-74M short-range air combat missiles to equip MiG-31BM interceptor fighters. The new missile is capable of not only destroying enemy aircraft, but also perfectly copes with drones and cruise missiles.



The decision to equip the interceptors with new missiles, they write "News" with reference to the military, adopted as part of the expansion of the tasks set for the MiG-31, which were upgraded to the MiG-31BM version. The first MiG-31 exercises using the new missile were held in Kamchatka and were recognized as successful.

RVV-MD R-74M is a revised R-73 missile with an improved dual-band infrared homing head, the maximum range, according to information from open sources, is 40 km, the minimum range is 300 meters. The Su-30SM and Su-57 will also be supplied to service.

Earlier it was reported that the MiG-31BM will receive new capabilities and will be able to intercept missiles, including ballistic ones. As part of the upgrade, the aircraft should also receive a new multifunctional long-range intercept missile system (MFRK DP), capable of intercepting, including hypersonic weapon.
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    1. +4
      12 2021 June
      And religion didn’t allow to upload a photo of the rocket? On many resources, photos of the P74M can be seen for a long time! !!!
      1. +5
        12 2021 June
        Yes, you can see it for a long time)
    2. +3
      12 2021 June
      All the same, they do not write off the battle at short distances as a junk.
    3. +7
      12 2021 June
      Judging by
      but also great at handling drones and cruise missiles.
      it is likely that this weapon can be used to defend against enemy long-range explosives.
      1. +2
        12 2021 June
        or shoot down shock UAVs.
    4. -13
      12 2021 June
      Figa se news. The main air defense spetsnaz will receive a PPSh instead of Kalash. Better declare how much the Thirty-first has been upgraded
      1. -10
        12 2021 June
        I now regard the disadvantages as attacks on the Paramilitary Organization, where We were allowed to be on duty in sneakers, in order to win a second
      2. +10
        12 2021 June
        And why, the special forces soldier is not supposed to have a pistol?
        1. -6
          12 2021 June
          I do not know. But in air defense, the pistol is Flankers. Thirty-first specialized machine. Figurine rockets. Is it possible to shoot a warhead with a pistol?
          1. 0
            12 2021 June
            If you do not "know" why then write ?!
            1. -5
              12 2021 June
              I know about air defense and I am constantly writing about it. And you do not have any essence. One Maidan in my head. No oath, no wickedness. I have the honor, gentlemen who have no homeland hi
              1. 0
                13 2021 June
                MiG 31 this is one of the elements of the air defense
          2. +9
            12 2021 June
            So all his life, along with long-range p-33s, he had tiny p-60s. By the way, there is also a six-barreled one, too, clearly not to shoot down warheads.
          3. +2
            12 2021 June
            I do not know. But in air defense, the pistol is Flankers. Thirty-first specialized machine.

            Kindergarten.
            1. -5
              12 2021 June
              Well, fig then with him, the main air defense says that the Americans have a kindergarten
            2. -1
              12 2021 June
              For hayan air defense minus
              1. +1
                12 2021 June
                Not air defense. What you are carrying is a kindergarten.
      3. +3
        12 2021 June
        The MiG-31 has always had long-range missiles, both medium and short.
      4. -2
        12 2021 June
        Quote: Tusv
        ... instead of Kalash, he will receive a PPSh


        surprise is understandable, but if, as noted by NIKNN, the R-74M hits long-range explosive missiles, then this is a necessary addition.
    5. -18
      12 2021 June
      Probably after the Su-27 catastrophe over the Black Sea, last year, just because of the R-73 rocket - so that the flight crew did not booze - the name was changed and so it will come down)))
      1. +2
        12 2021 June
        Its difference from its predecessor, the R-73E missile, is the use of a new dual-band infrared seeker with a multi-element photodetector and digital signal processing, as a result of which the target acquisition range is almost doubled, target designation angles are increased by 1,3 times, and noise immunity is improved.
    6. -2
      12 2021 June
      Happy is he who believes in everything! ... It is easy for him to live! But what about the "doubters" ?! Here is a situation about which one can say: "You can't understand without half a liter!" ... I'll tell you more ... half a liter is not enough! I checked it myself! Here, clarify to me what is the difference and what it is: R-74M ... R-74M2 and where did the RVV go with the thermal imaging seeker? With someone who will clearly answer these questions, it will be possible to play heart-to-heart!
    7. +1
      12 2021 June
      Who knows what the potential of this missile is as an anti-missile against long-range explosives. Like a Meteor? 40 G overload is not enough. And the head is quite sensitive.
      1. -1
        12 2021 June
        The R-74M (M2) is, alas, not a newcomer now! I'd rather wait for a "product 300M" with a thermal imaging seeker and a full-fledged OVT (deflected nozzle ...)!
        1. +1
          12 2021 June
          74 is certainly no stranger. But in terms of energy and maneuverability, it lags behind competitors, not to say that it is critical. But the "eyes" and "brains" are yes. Last century. So I wonder if there will be enough eyes to see the flying up BB and whether there will be enough brains to visit her. R 74, when hitting an aircraft, will not be able to distinguish where the aircraft is and where the heat trap is. What makes it ineffective. But traps have not yet been set on missiles. And their engines are hotter. Under such conditions, the likelihood of defeat seems to be higher.
          1. -1
            13 2021 June
            Well, in the "annotation" to the R-74, if my memory serves me, it says that the 74th is capable of shooting down the RVV ...! But, perhaps, no one will remember such a case ...
            1. 0
              14 2021 June
              It is strange why so many minuses were thrown at you.
              1. 0
                14 2021 June
                Quote: garri-lin
                for which so many minuses were thrown to you

                Yes to me it, somehow, "violet"! Or, as they said in "Soviet times" ... don't give a damn! Is it worth paying attention to such "gifted" fool , which also minus the expression: 2 x 2 = 4 or "the square of the hypotenuse = the sum of the squares of the legs"!?
                1. +1
                  14 2021 June
                  The presence of enemies says that life is not lived in vain.
          2. +1
            14 2021 June
            Quote: garri-lin
            74 is certainly no stranger. But in terms of energy and maneuverability, it lags behind competitors, not to say that it is critical. But the "eyes" and "brains" are yes. Last century. So I wonder if there will be enough eyes to see the flying up BB and whether there will be enough brains to visit her. R 74, when hitting an aircraft, will not be able to distinguish where the aircraft is and where the heat trap is. What makes it ineffective. But traps have not yet been set on missiles. And their engines are hotter. Under such conditions, the likelihood of defeat seems to be higher.

            What is this nonsense? False target breeding is already a long time passed.
            1. +1
              14 2021 June
              The matrix resolution is weak. P74 just sees a spot. Product 300 and the American counterpart P 74 see the target outline. Much more efficient.
    8. -1
      12 2021 June
      And the OLS was also installed ...?
      1. +1
        12 2021 June
        Where? -At Mig31
        1. -2
          12 2021 June
          Well, yes ... the control center should go from the helmet ...
          1. +1
            12 2021 June
            and that there was no OLS on Mig31
          2. +1
            12 2021 June
            he could have used P40t and p60 - probably, and OLS for them should be-not use them through radio emission
          3. +1
            12 2021 June
            I found it. To implement covert interception, an IR search and tracking system based on the 8TP heat direction finder was installed on the interceptor. The heat direction finder is located under the nose of the fuselage. In the inoperative position, the device is retracted into a special fuselage compartment. The heat direction finder is coupled with a radar, with its help target designation is issued to missiles with IR seeker heads R-40TD and R-60. The maximum target detection range in favorable conditions with the 8TP heat direction finder is 50 km.
            1. 0
              12 2021 June
              How on Mig23?
          4. +1
            12 2021 June
            But this is just one of the options
    9. 0
      14 2021 June
      Commented now on the news about budgets. Here is part of the commentary regarding the R-74M.

      Kurganpribor produces these missiles. Here is their job site: https://kurganpribor.ru/vacancy/
      Loader - 21 tr., Inspector of machine and locksmith works 15-21 tr., Fitter-assembly worker - 27 tr., Deputy head of the production department (electroplating) - 41 tr. Process engineer - 42 tr.

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