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    MiG-31D aircraft-based ASAT system

    Post  Austin on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:06 am

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    Interesing post by arjtomh , Seems like Mig-31 was tested in ASAT configuration with live firing at LEO targets but without detonating its warhead

    http://russianforces.org/blog/2013/01/another_old_anti-satellite_sys.shtml

    Development of the original aircraft-based ASAT system, known as Kontakt, was approved almost 30 years ago, in November 1984 (as a direct response to the U.S. system that was first tested in 1984). The ground-based component was supposed to include the radio-optical Krona (45Zh6) complex as well as a command complex. The interceptor was carried by a modified MiG-31D aircraft (MilitaryRussia.ru has good photos of the radar and the aircraft). A three-stage interceptor was designed to hit targets at altitudes of 120-600 km (and up to 1500 km after the second stage of the project was completed). The system was supposed to attack up to 24 satellites within a 36-hour period (documents also mention 20-40 satellites in 24 hours).

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    Re: MiG-31D aircraft-based ASAT system

    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:29 am

    From what it appears Russian are working on ASAT on 3 different fronts.

    1 ) S-500 with ASAT capability for LEO Sats
    2 ) Mig-31D + Incerceptor with ASAT capability for LEO and Polar orbits ( 900 km and higher )
    3 ) Laser A-60 based aircraft with ASAT capability for LEO and Polar orbits.

    I wonder if the A-60 laser is strong enough to take out the optics of satellite at Geostationary orbit i.e 36,000 Km ?
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    Re: MiG-31D aircraft-based ASAT system

    Post  medo on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:42 pm

    Is Mig-31D ASAT interceptor still alive?
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    Re: MiG-31D aircraft-based ASAT system

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:59 pm

    Is Mig-31D ASAT interceptor still alive?

    It likely never "died".

    It was likely just suspended for lack of funds.





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    Re: MiG-31D aircraft-based ASAT system

    Post  flamming_python on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:25 pm

    Austin wrote:From what it appears Russian are working on ASAT on 3 different fronts.

    1 ) S-500 with ASAT capability for LEO Sats
    2 ) Mig-31D + Incerceptor with ASAT capability for LEO and Polar orbits ( 900 km and higher )
    3 ) Laser A-60 based aircraft with ASAT capability for LEO and Polar orbits.

    I wonder if the A-60 laser is strong enough to take out the optics of satellite at Geostationary orbit i.e 36,000 Km ?

    There was also the 'Naryad' Soviet project for an anti-sat system to replace their old one (the IS).
    It was tested right in 1990 and/or 1991, just before the USSR collapsed.

    I have no idea what the current status of it is. Anyone care to enlighten us?
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    Re: MiG-31D aircraft-based ASAT system

    Post  Viktor on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:53 pm

    flamming_python wrote:
    Austin wrote:From what it appears Russian are working on ASAT on 3 different fronts.

    1 ) S-500 with ASAT capability for LEO Sats
    2 ) Mig-31D + Incerceptor with ASAT capability for LEO and Polar orbits ( 900 km and higher )
    3 ) Laser A-60 based aircraft with ASAT capability for LEO and Polar orbits.

    I wonder if the A-60 laser is strong enough to take out the optics of satellite at Geostationary orbit i.e 36,000 Km ?

    There was also the 'Naryad' Soviet project for an anti-sat system to replace their old one (the IS).
    It was tested right in 1990 and/or 1991, just before the USSR collapsed.

    I have no idea what the current status of it is. Anyone care to enlighten us?

    I think as of now, no one can say for sure, although I doubt IS-MU/MD project is dead anymore than Nymrad.

    It is likely if no agreement is meet with non-militarization of space that Russia might tests its own version of ASAT and at that point

    we will know what type of ASAT it chose to push with.

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