plz provide some evidence ,picture or smthing dunno ,that current operational mig-31bm carrys 8 R-37m missiles? ,or any other combination of missiles anyway if its easier for you... clown
Where did I say it carried 8 x R-37M missiles?
Four R-37M missiles can be carried under the belly of the aircraft leaving four wing pylons free for any combination of R-40TD, R-60MK, R-73, R-77M and indeed R-37M... In fact with 4 belly mounted R-37M missiles and the two inner wing pylons carrying four R-60MK missiles on double adaptors that leaves two wing pylons for two R-37M, R-77m, R-40TD, or R-33.
50% of russia doesnt have high altitude coverage and you can roam around it in ANY kind of aircraft (stealth or non-stealth) and that is the sad truth my friend...
Big empty open areas... but to get to those areas you have to approach the Russian border and the Russian border does have radar surveillance.
Thats why hundreads of ,Tu-128, Mig-25 were built , why MIG-31 still today exists, etc. and it has to turn on its radar to scan for posible enemies. F-22 will detect radiation ,use Aesa LPI to pinpoint its location ,it will then using supercruise creep up on mig-31 who is chasing Tankers because its the only thing it can see ,not the stealth F-22, and finish it.
The Mig-31s operate at mach 2.4... the F-22s wont be creeping up on them any time soon... and if they did they would be spotted via IRST because supercruising means IR signature.
Let be realistic -there is a reason one of Russias first Aesa radars ,they finally developed, for PVO , is a low frequency! search radar!
Low frequency means long waves and large antennas. They made it an AESA because its antenna elements are enormous anyway.
They made them low frequency so they can see stealthy aircraft at normal ranges... pretty much the same range they can detect other objects.
Low frequency radar are notoriously not very accurate, but with an AESA antenna and digital signal processing they have managed to create a system accurate enough to direct interceptors into a small enough area that they should be able to find the targets with IRST and/or active radar.
R-37 will have 50% range or less against a chasing target thats basic balistics.
R-37 had a measured range of 300km to target impact during tests, and R-37M is better and should also be able to engage 9g targets at 300km range... launched from a Mach 2.4 aircraft flying at over 15km altitude its performance should actually be much better.
While MiG-31 will get into a no escape zone for amraam much sooner because there is a F-22 inbetween going at it.
Amraam doesn't have a no escape zone for a target that will actively jam and defend itself and fly at 18km at mach 2.4.
really at distance over 400km every radar is blind to a target 10km high due to simple radar horizon.
Perhaps you should read up on OTH radar...
There are, hills ,mountains that create shadows ,down time for repairs, drawing circles to prove a point has zero analytical value.
The approaches the F-22 will take... over the north pole... has no major mountains AFAIK, but then of the 189 made two are no longer a problem and the remainder will never operate anywhere near Russia for their own self preservation and because their roles will be to try to deal with Russian bombers launching cruise missiles into US airspace.
that plainman mixed bmd defence ,aircraft ,radars , old ,new , and what not, to create some fortress...
And why wouldn't he... the PVO and the Space Defence forces have combined to create the Aerospace defence forces which combines Air Force radar and BMD radar and early warning radar and aircraft and radars old and new to create a new branch of the military whose job it is to defend Russian airspace from ground level to outer space.
the tankers would turn but the F-22 would go out to confront incoming agressor.
Thats basic operations procedure.
What makes you think the Mig-31s couldn't splash those tankers from very long range as they come over the pole?
The OTH radar would easily detect the tankers and F-22s and pass data on to the intercepting Mig-31s... they are all part of the same service now... the VKKO.