American magazine: MiG-31 fighters of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy are able to repel any threat to NATO

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American magazine: MiG-31 fighters of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy are able to repel any threat to NATO

After Finland’s accession to NATO and the almost resolved issue of Sweden’s admission to the alliance, Russia is increasing its military presence on its northwestern borders to protect the country’s interests in the Baltic region and the Far North. The American online military publication Military Watch Magazine believes that the Russian military command is also ready to respond to the upcoming transition of the Norwegian and Finnish air forces from F-16 fighters to more modern F-35s.

The editorial notes that the Russian military has something to oppose to NATO in the northern regions of the country and in the Arctic. According to the authors of the material, the MiG-31 interceptor fighters of the Northern fleet The Russian Navy is capable of neutralizing any threat from the North Atlantic Alliance.



An excellent demonstration of the capabilities of what is considered the most combat-ready Russian aircraft was the training interception of a mock enemy MiG-31 in the stratosphere over the Barents Sea at an altitude of over 13 thousand meters. The press service of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy reported on November 7 that according to the exercise scenario, airspace monitoring equipment detected an air target approaching the Russian state border over the Barents Sea. MiG-31 fighter-interceptors of the combined aviation regiment of the Northern Fleet were lifted into the air, the crews of which identified the target and escorted it at high altitude, forcing it to turn away from the state border of the Russian Federation. Another MiG-31 fighter served as a training target.

According to the publication, more than 100 supersonic high-altitude all-weather long-range MiG-31 fighter-interceptors are in service with the Russian Air Force. About thirty more aircraft are assigned to the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy. About two-thirds of them are in the full MiG-31 regiment and about 10 more aircraft in a mixed regiment with Su-24M strike fighters.

The authors of the article note that Russian MiG-31 fighters can easily cope with outdated American F-16s, but modern F-35s pose a more serious threat. Russia's situation will worsen significantly once the current problems with the F-35 are resolved, since the problematic class of American fighters is still far from capable of conducting high-intensity combat, the publication writes. It should be borne in mind that Russian fighters are much better adapted to operation in the Far North than American aircraft.

The Russian military also has a kind of asymmetric response to the growing threats from NATO near the northern borders of the country. Military Watch Magazine notes that the MiG-31 may be retired altogether without being replaced by an equivalent interceptor, as Russia increasingly relies on ground-based long-range air defense systems such as the S-500 air defense system. Experts suggest that the MiG-31 can be replaced by modernized fifth-generation Su-57 extended-range fighters in a two-seat version.
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  1. +5
    10 November 2023 16: 14
    No matter how good this plane is, Russia cannot relax its loaves.
    The service life of these aircraft is not infinite, and no worthy replacement is yet in sight.
    And the enemy is not asleep.
    1. -3
      10 November 2023 16: 59
      Quote: km-21
      The lifespan of these aircraft is not infinite

      But it would still be worth allowing them to permanently patrol around the clock along the borders of the former Ukraine. At least one car is in the air. Then there is air throughout the entire area. They'll go crazy.
      You cannot give air defense to the VFU
      relax the loaves.

      Let them develop their resource.
    2. +3
      10 November 2023 17: 12
      It’s as if the Americans are writing laudatory articles for us about our weapons, and not for themselves.
      Usually they write like this in order to lull our sense of self-preservation and strike on the sly at the moment they need. stop
    3. -1
      10 November 2023 17: 15
      Yes, all of them have undergone major repairs and modernization... only the titanium body... remains eternal... so they cannot be demolished.
      1. -2
        10 November 2023 17: 19
        Quote: Digger
        Yes, all of them have undergone major repairs and modernization... only the titanium body... remains eternal... so they cannot be demolished.

        At the same time, the most expensive resource is the D-30 resource.
        1. -1
          10 November 2023 17: 27
          Well, the most important thing is to preserve the production technology of this engine... there is no problem producing new ones and replacing them... which is actually what was done during modernization.
        2. 0
          10 November 2023 17: 27
          Well, the most important thing is to preserve the production technology of this engine... there is no problem producing new ones and replacing them... which is actually what was done during modernization.
  2. +2
    10 November 2023 16: 21
    Kazakhstan has 31b/bm up for auction. Even if there is no internal part, the body itself is in quite good condition. It sucks if the Americans buy it out
    1. -6
      10 November 2023 16: 42
      Was 31 minutes transported to the states a long time ago, through Japan, or was it 25 minutes?
      1. +3
        10 November 2023 16: 50
        Quote: Clever man
        Was 31 minutes transported to the states a long time ago, through Japan, or was it 25 minutes?

        And not 100 rubles, but a ten-kopeck piece, and didn’t win, but lost

        To Japan. MiG-25. Belenko. Smart ass. Vasya. Çotarju laughing
        1. -1
          10 November 2023 18: 10
          You're an old sick man and you should all laugh
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      2. +1
        10 November 2023 16: 56
        Quote: Clever man
        Was 31 minutes transported to the states a long time ago, through Japan, or was it 25 minutes?

        1976 Then 31s were not in the preliminary design. But what’s funny is that Belenko had tail number 31)))
    2. 0
      10 November 2023 17: 01
      Quote: Lumberjack_2
      The body itself is in quite good condition.

      Airplanes do not have a body. There is a glider.
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  4. +6
    10 November 2023 16: 35
    According to the authors of the material, the MiG-31 interceptor fighters of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy are capable of neutralizing any threat from the North Atlantic Alliance. .... about thirty aircraft are assigned to the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy.
    (c) American online publication of military topics Military Watch Magazine


    This, dear Soforum members, is what it leads to:
    - cult of profit,
    - cult of violence
    - and legalization of prohibited substances/relationships under any pretext.

    The entire “American online publication of military topics, Military Watch Magazine,” has turned its brains into mush. If their entire American editorial staff would read our Military Review (especially Mitrofanov) and join the pioneers, they would immediately feel better.
    1. +4
      10 November 2023 18: 18
      Quote: Wildcat
      If their entire American editorial staff would read our Military Review (especially Mitrofanov) and join the pioneers, they would immediately feel better

      And, if they are lucky enough to read Gridasov’s VO (if anyone remembers), then nothing will help them.
  5. +6
    10 November 2023 16: 43
    If “the MiG-31s ​​of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy are capable of neutralizing any threat from the North Atlantic Alliance,” then could they neutralize the threat of Storm Shadow/SCALP cruise missile strikes on Crimea and Novorossiya?
    1. -4
      10 November 2023 18: 53
      There the Black Sea Fleet fleet neutralizes its advantage with surface personnel.
  6. +1
    10 November 2023 16: 59
    the most combat-ready Russian aircraft

    What about the SU-57?
    1. -2
      10 November 2023 18: 54
      You can simply accumulate a lot of it in the pictures)))
  7. 0
    10 November 2023 17: 01
    American magazine: MiG-31 fighters of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy are able to repel any threat to NATO

    And we believe in our Armed Forces... Yes
    1. 0
      10 November 2023 18: 55
      Do you fall and believe the tales of the Vienna Woods?)))
  8. 0
    10 November 2023 17: 13
    In my opinion, such statements simply lull our vigilance.
  9. +1
    10 November 2023 19: 16
    Why is he so scared?
    An excellent demonstration of the capabilities of what is considered the most combat-ready

    A 34s, 35s
  10. -1
    10 November 2023 19: 58
    The Russian military also has a kind of asymmetric response to the growing threats from NATO near the northern borders of the country.

    And not alone, and not alone! What do you think, for example, of moving the aging but still formidable MiGs to the airfields of the future temporary air station in Nicaragua? In Venezuela?
    In Colombia, finally - who knows?))
  11. +1
    10 November 2023 21: 36
    Quote: Clever man
    You're an old sick man and you should all laugh

    Nobody pulled your tongue, so don’t whine now.
    If he really is an “old patient,” he could have at least Googled it before writing nonsense about the 31st...
  12. 0
    12 November 2023 14: 29
    Haven't our media often started quoting odes of praise from sworn partners? The local jingoistic propaganda apparently is no longer interesting to anyone and only causes laughter, so they decided to go from the other side, they say, look how our enemy trembles at his own words! Fools don’t realize that if the enemy ostentatiously praises you, it means your situation is not much worse, but he praises you so that you sit in a hole and don’t even try to get out of it. They seem to be adults, but they believe in some nonsense...