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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  franco on Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:07 am

    Some photos of those Mig-31BM's plus from the article, one of the Su-27SM squadrons in the Crimea came from this unit.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1650316.html
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    Interceptor Alert: Russia's MiG-31 Replacement Is Underway

    Post  nemrod on Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:13 am


    Mig-41 or Mig-31 topic ? I preferred Mig-31, as there were no mention on Mig-41, even though we all know what about it. I doubt it will be another Yak, or Sukhoi.

    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/interceptor-alert-russias-mig-31-replacement-underway-14773



    Interceptor Alert: Russia's MiG-31 Replacement Is Underway


    Dave Majumdar

    December 31, 2015

    Russia is proceeding with the development of a new interceptor to replace the Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound.

    In fact, according to Russian industry officials, work on the new warplane is well underway. Russia’s reason for embarking on the project is simple: the MiG-31 has been out of production since 1994, but Moscow still has to defend its vast airspace. If anything, the demand on the MiG-31 fleet has increased since the fall of the Soviet Union, Sergey Korotkov, Russian Aircraft Corporation-MiG’s director general told the Moscow-based newspaper Vedomosti.

    “The MiG-31 is in great demand to meet our country’s air defense needs. But it went out of production some time ago, although the functions assigned to the MiG-31 will still be required,” Korotkov said. “We need a new aerial system to solve these problems—which have, in fact, grown—based on new principles and new materials. And we understand what kind of airplane it will be: work is already underway to determine the aircraft’s design.”

    Korotkov didn’t offer any further details about the interceptor, but he made it clear that the Russian aerospace industry believes that manned aircraft will be around for a long time to come. Moreover, a human will be in the loop to control an unmanned aircraft for the foreseeable future, Korotkov said—which is in line with Western thinking.

    “I think manned and unmanned combat aircraft will coexist for a long time. Today, even though the intelligence of combat systems is growing rapidly, they still need a human to make a final decision,” Korotkov said. “For simple tasks, unmanned aircraft will be enough, but for complex ones, a human presence—either onboard a plane or a drone operator—is still needed.”

    Meanwhile, MiG is continuing to develop an unmanned aircraft in conjunction with Russia’s Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (Abbreviated as TsAGI for Tsentralniy Aerogidrodinamicheskiy Institut)—which is the Soviet/Russian analogue to NASA. “MiG has always dealt with such complexes. We showed a model of the UAV Scat at the MAKS-2007 airshow,” said Korotkov, adding that MiG is working jointly with TsAGI on unmanned strike aircraft.

    The question that Korotkov does not answer is: How does Moscow expect to pay for all of its expensive new development programs given the state of Russia’s economy, which has shrunk by 3.8 percent in 2015 according to the IMF.

    Dave Majumdar is the defense editor for the National Interest. You can follow him on Twitter: @davemajumdar.



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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:47 am

    Τhe Flankers i see in video along with MiG-31BMs are Su-35s???



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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  franco on Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:12 pm

    George1 wrote:Τhe Flankers i see in video along with MiG-31BMs are Su-35s???


    One squadron of Su-27P's are at Khotilovo.
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    Post  sepheronx on Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:28 pm

    Russian video conferencing held a unique flight experiment

    Long-interceptor MiG 31BM made a nonstop flight from Krasnoyarsk region in Astrakhan region, breaking the more than 5.5 thousand. Km, according to the Defense Ministry.

    "Six supersonic fighter-interceptor MiG-31BM under the flight tactical exercise carried out non-stop flight from the airbase" Kansk "in Krasnoyarsk Territory to the airfield" Ashuluk "in the Astrakhan region", - said the assistant commander of the Central Military District, Colonel Jaroslav Roshupkin.

    The six-hour non-stop flight length of more than 5.5 thousand. Km was held in the airspace of the three federal districts, with two refueling in the air above the Novosibirsk region and Perm region.

    During the main phase of the teachings of the pilots will perform live firing on the high-speed low-flying targets, simulating cruise missiles imaginary enemy, and spent clearing the airspace for long-range aviation aircraft.

    The supersonic fighter-interceptor MiG-31 is designed for a long patrol and anti-high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, strategic bombers and low-flying targets. The upgraded MiG-31BM has a modern management system, target detection range of up to 320 km, the defeat - 280 km. The aircraft is capable of simultaneously striking out six and track up to ten targets. For comparison with the MiG-31, through a new generation avionics and armament the effectiveness MiG-31BM for increased almost three times.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:14 pm

    The modernization of the MiG-31 in Nizhny Novgorod (Photos)

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1860811.html


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    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E on Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:36 pm

    George1 wrote:The modernization of the MiG-31 in Nizhny Novgorod (Photos)

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1860811.html
    "Now there are different test flight avionics modules and components fully assembled Mig 31BM2 is likely in 2017"?
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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  max steel on Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:44 pm

    US Aircraft Intercepted by Russian Supersonic MiG-31 in Far East



    A Russian MiG-31 Foxhound supersonic jet intercepted a US anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and maritime patrol aircraft in the Russian Far East last week, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday, quoting a US Pacific Command (USPACOM) spokesman.

    "On April 21, a U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime Patrol reconnaissance aircraft flying a routine mission in international airspace was intercepted by a MiG-31 Russian jet in the vicinity of the Kamchatka Peninsula," Cmdr. Dave Benham told the Washington Free Beacon.

    Benham reportedly characterized the intercept as "safe and professional," explaining that intercepts between the US and other militaries "occur often."

    "For intercepts that are deemed unprofessional, the U.S. takes appropriate measures through military and diplomatic channels," the commander told the online outlet.

    The incident took place near the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, with another defense official familiar with the event saying the MiG-31 flew within 50 feet of the P-8.

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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:08 am

    max steel wrote:US Aircraft Intercepted by Russian Supersonic MiG-31 in Far East



    A Russian MiG-31 Foxhound supersonic jet intercepted a US anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and maritime patrol aircraft in the Russian Far East last week, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday, quoting a US Pacific Command (USPACOM) spokesman.

    "On April 21, a U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime Patrol reconnaissance aircraft flying a routine mission in international airspace was intercepted by a MiG-31 Russian jet in the vicinity of the Kamchatka Peninsula," Cmdr. Dave Benham told the Washington Free Beacon.

    Benham reportedly characterized the intercept as "safe and professional," explaining that intercepts between the US and other militaries "occur often."

    "For intercepts that are deemed unprofessional, the U.S. takes appropriate measures through military and diplomatic channels," the commander told the online outlet.

    The incident took place near the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, with another defense official familiar with the event saying the MiG-31 flew within 50 feet of the P-8.


    so how many of the Mig-31's do they plan to upgrade and how many do they currently got of upgraded models
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    Post  eehnie on Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:21 am

    max steel wrote:US Aircraft Intercepted by Russian Supersonic MiG-31 in Far East



    A Russian MiG-31 Foxhound supersonic jet intercepted a US anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and maritime patrol aircraft in the Russian Far East last week, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday, quoting a US Pacific Command (USPACOM) spokesman.

    "On April 21, a U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime Patrol reconnaissance aircraft flying a routine mission in international airspace was intercepted by a MiG-31 Russian jet in the vicinity of the Kamchatka Peninsula," Cmdr. Dave Benham told the Washington Free Beacon.

    Benham reportedly characterized the intercept as "safe and professional," explaining that intercepts between the US and other militaries "occur often."

    "For intercepts that are deemed unprofessional, the U.S. takes appropriate measures through military and diplomatic channels," the commander told the online outlet.

    The incident took place near the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, with another defense official familiar with the event saying the MiG-31 flew within 50 feet of the P-8.


    Really vulnearble this type of maritime patrol aircrafts. Surely it was very easy for the MiG-31.
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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  GarryB on Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:57 am

    Likely very very easy.


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    Post  sepheronx on Thu May 12, 2016 9:22 pm

    The modernization of the MiG-31: to get away from imports by 100%
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Thu May 19, 2016 5:18 am

    not news, but does anyone have any idea why the Mig-31 hasn't been exported? i know there was rumours about Syria getting 6 but as far as i am aware nothing was delivered. Seems that Russia isnt interested in exporting it.
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    Post  George1 on Thu May 19, 2016 5:29 am

    d_taddei2 wrote:not news, but does anyone have any idea why the Mig-31 hasn't been exported?  i know there was rumours about Syria getting 6 but as far as i am aware nothing was delivered. Seems that Russia isnt interested in exporting it.

    it is a long range interceptor which was built to take care with US Strategic bombers of Cold War. I dont see it can have any role for other air forces


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    Post  GarryB on Thu May 19, 2016 12:02 pm

    not news, but does anyone have any idea why the Mig-31 hasn't been exported? i know there was rumours about Syria getting 6 but as far as i am aware nothing was delivered. Seems that Russia isnt interested in exporting it.

    It is a very capable but also very specialised aircraft that is also very expensive.

    I would say for countries like Canada, Australia, Iran... with large areas to patrol and relatively small populations could find the Foxbat useful... but obviously politically it is not possible for Canada or Australia and for Iran they have the US equivalent in the F-14 and don't really trust Russia (or the US).


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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Thu May 19, 2016 11:15 pm

    In the 90's MiG had a proposed export variant, the MiG-31E, which even toured some Western countries with a special livery. The intention was to sell surplus Russian air force aircraft to MiG-25 users especially, but like mentioned the high costs and its specialization made that no one was interested.
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Fri May 20, 2016 12:17 am

    some good points have been made i always thought China and India would have purchased it, it would be ideal for both countries. And Algeria could buy 12 to replace its Mig-25
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    Post  GarryB on Fri May 20, 2016 12:14 pm

    I seem to remember Russia decided not to sell MiG-31s to China in the 1990s... mainly because they wanted 2...


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    Post  d_taddei2 on Sat May 21, 2016 4:49 am

    GarryB wrote:I seem to remember Russia decided not to sell MiG-31s to China in the 1990s... mainly because they wanted 2...

    what about Algeria will they replace their Mig-25 with Mig-31? or they going to replace them with their Su-30 and Su-35 when they get them(Su-35).

    on another note the Algeria air force i would have thought they would have had their Su-24 fully upgraded, and whats their plans for their Mig-29? replace or upgrade?
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    Post  medo on Sat May 21, 2016 3:15 pm

    For now Algeria order 14 additional Su-30MKA and 12 Su-32.
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    Post  Dorfmeister on Sat May 21, 2016 5:14 pm

    medo wrote:For now Algeria order 14 additional Su-30MKA and 12 Su-32.

    The Su-30MKA's order has been confirmed but not the one for Su-32/34. Up to now, they plan to order them but no firm order has been placed yet.
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    Post  Viktor on Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:48 pm

    Just EPIC !!!

    Mig-31 versus Granite
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    Post  gaurav on Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:20 am

    Granite is a very (no info given) missile.It remains the core of submarines and many battle cruisers.

    I think that the granit that was tested was one of the earliest models. Granite has history from 1970's and it can be confirmed that granit series had huge amount EW and thermal jammers attached  to it.
    Once again no info is given about the Granit technology which remains quite classified till today.
    No mention in media or press of Granit specifics are given

    We can say for sure(i donno) that this test was carried out by simply Granit propulsion unit. There was no electronic and therml countermeasures deployed by Granit.

    This article does not tell which version of granit was used.This article is basically focused on MIG31 tactics when a land attack cruise missile is fired from sea.
    This test was the first one which released information of Granit interception by MIG31.

    The article basically describes the dynamics and air situation around the MIG31 platform and precisely not the actual target it self.
    On the whole MIG31 is a classic interceptor .
    One example is speed of Granit. Lot of media says it has 2.5 mach number.
    But lets say it was teh first production model may be from 1980ies that had this speed .The new gen Granit may have speed well above that.

    Even the flight trajectory of granit is not a straight line . It canfly high , medium and low and then evasive mauvre .

    The distances given like 40 kms are also not very convincing.It could be larger than that.
    We know for sure that "new generations" of granit have been tested and presently been deployed in some submarines.
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:35 am

    The article mentioned how "hard" the Granit is, and that two missiles were needed to defeat the missile due to the level of frontal armour it has.

    It is designed to be protected from 20mm DU rounds fired by Phalanx and HE rounds would be ineffective... note the tiny warhead of SEA RAM and even the 30mm shells of the Goalkeeper will likely be totally ineffective against this missile... but don't tell the west that...


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