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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:40 pm

    Ivan the Colorado wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Berkut wrote:And how stable do you think composites would be at M2.8? Point being; replacing metal to composite panels would be useless on MiG-31 and would not offer any extra performance but rather give worse performance.

    I thought composites were generally lighter and stronger than Titanium?

    I am just saying it would also help with RCS reduction, at least that was the main selling point for newer jets that replaced most metal on surface with composites.  But that doesnt deter me from wanting to see newer made MiG-31's Smile
    Went over something related in my university not so long ago. I would like to take a shot at relating these concepts. Metals like titanium are a lot more versatile than composites. For example, titanium has higher ranges of elasticity and it still handles heat remarkably well. Composites like ceramics (honestly don't know about their usage in aircraft fuselages) can handle high temperatures even better but have low ranges of elasticity. At the performance envelope that MiG-31 is capable of (such high linear speeds and still able to pull some rather tight maneuvers), composites may not be able handle what the MiG-31 is capable of.

    Awesome. Thanks for the explanation. I didn't know this. +1.

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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  Militarov on Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:55 pm



    "The MiG-31 BM will not allow any stealth aircraft, cruise missiles or hypersonic drones to escape. This aircraft is capable of simultaneously striking out six and tracking up to 10 air targets."

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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  franco on Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:14 am

    Last batch of Mig-31BM's for the 2015 order turned over to the VKS;

    "November 25, 2015 in the flight-test facility PJSC" NAZ "Sokol" was handed over to the final batch of upgraded MiG-31, the Russian Defense Ministry in 2015 state defense order, "- said in a statement.

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    Post  George1 on Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:33 am

    franco wrote:Last batch of Mig-31BM's for the 2015 order turned over to the VKS;

    "November 25, 2015 in the flight-test facility PJSC" NAZ "Sokol" was handed over to the final batch of upgraded MiG-31, the Russian Defense Ministry in 2015 state defense order, "- said in a statement.

    how many BMs we have till now?


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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  franco on Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:43 pm

    George1 wrote:
    franco wrote:Last batch of Mig-31BM's for the 2015 order turned over to the VKS;

    "November 25, 2015 in the flight-test facility PJSC" NAZ "Sokol" was handed over to the final batch of upgraded MiG-31, the Russian Defense Ministry in 2015 state defense order, "- said in a statement.

    how many BMs we have till now?

    I don't have an exact count but estimate would be in the 50-60% of that 110 contract figure. Supposedly to be finished in 2018.

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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  Berkut on Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:56 pm

    Considering a bunch are either not photographed yet and/or not handed over, over 80 frames.

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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  ult on Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:56 am

    5 more Mig-31BSM have been delivered.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1601799.html


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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  franco on Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:48 pm

    ult wrote:5 more Mig-31BSM have been delivered.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1601799.html


    According to this article this makes 73 Mig-31BM's completed since the upgrades started of which one has since crashed. Will leave 72 operational or 6 squadrons.

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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:00 am

    Russian Primorye Air Regiment to Get 3 MiG-31BM Interceptors By Year-End

    The Primorye-based Russian Aerospace Forces' regiment is to receive three advanced MiG-31BM fighters, according to Russian Defense Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A Russian Aerospace Forces' air regiment located in the Far Eastern Primorye Territory will receive three advanced MiG-31BM (NATO reporting name Foxhound) interceptor aircraft by the end of 2015, the country's Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

    At the moment the Eastern Military District's acceptance commission is completing the inspection of the jets at Nizhny Novgorod-based Sokol aircraft manufacturing plant.

    "The Primorye-based regiment is to receive the fighters once the necessary documents are signed and test flights are completed. The reception of the fighters is scheduled to be completed in mid-December," the ministry's statement reads.

    The ministry added that the Eastern Military District's fighter aviation regiment, based at the Centralnaya Uglovaya airfield near Vladivostok, in 2016 will be reequipped with advanced Su-30SM (Flanker) and Russian Sukhoi Su-35S (Flanker-E) multirole fighters.

    Russia is currently carrying out a $325-billion rearmament program to achieve a 70-percent modernization of its military by 2020.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20151203/1031213635/mig31bm-primorye-russia.html#ixzz3tLRCsxo3


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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  franco on Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:19 pm

    in 2016 will be reequipped with advanced Su-30SM (Flanker) and Russian Sukhoi Su-35S (Flanker-E)


    That is a little curious... without new orders Wink

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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  medo on Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:49 pm

    franco wrote:in 2016 will be reequipped with advanced Su-30SM (Flanker) and Russian Sukhoi Su-35S (Flanker-E)


    That is a little curious... without new orders Wink

    Most probably new orders were made, but not given to public.

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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  Militarov on Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:14 am









    MiG31BM cockpit at Monchegorsk Air Base, Kola Peninsula.

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    Post  medo on Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:01 pm

    Great pictures. thumbsup

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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:04 pm

    Regiment in Primorye received three modernized MiG-31BM


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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


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    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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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    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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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    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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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    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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    Re: MiG-31BM Interceptor: News

    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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