The concept of a promising interceptor fighter PAK DP will develop in two years
Moscow. January 6. INTERFAX-AVN - Research and development to create the concept of a promising long-range interception aircraft (PAK DP) will take about two years, a source in the aviation industry told Interfax.
"[left]NIRovskaya work on the concept of the PAK DP will take about two years," - said the agency interlocutor.
He noted that during this time the concept of the combat use of the PAK DP will be worked out and agreed upon with the military, and the appearance and characteristics of the new aircraft will be approved.
According to the source, the research will be carried out with the leading role of the MiG corporation, but with the participation of other design bureaus in the KLA circuit.
On August 24, 2018, UAC President Yury Slusar said in an interview with Interfax that the promising interceptor fighter PAK DP would replace the MiG-31 around 2030.
"It should be logically synchronized with the completion of the planned resource of the MiG-31. By this time, we need to develop a new machine - that is, we are talking about the turn of 2030," Y. Slusar said, answering the question about the possible timing of the creation of the PAK DP.
He explained that the characteristics of the PAK DP will be determined in the course of research work depending on the requirements of the customer: "Everything will depend on the tasks. They will say to fly into space - we will fly into space," Y. Slyusar said.
Earlier it was reported that a promising long-range intercept aviation system should replace the fighter-interceptor MiG-31, adopted in 1981.
The MiG-31 is a two-seat, supersonic all-weather long-range interceptor fighter. It is able to reach speeds of more than 2 max (speeds of sound) and is designed to intercept and destroy air targets at extremely small, small, medium and high altitudes, in simple and complex meteorological conditions.
In July 2017, the Director General of RSK MiG Ilya Tarasenko told reporters that the company is proactively developing the concept of the PAK DP (MiG-41), but soon expects to conclude a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry for research and development (R & D).
He noted that "the life cycle of the MiG-31 is coming to an end in the next ten years, respectively, it needs a replacement."
In August, during the Army 2017 forum, the director general of RSK MiG announced his readiness to begin deliveries of a new interceptor aircraft in the mid 2020s. "Subject to the appearance of an order from the Ministry of Defense, we will begin the full development and delivery of this aircraft in the mid-2020s," said I. Tarasenko.
He stressed that this would be "a completely new technological aircraft," which, among other things, will be able to perform tasks in space.