No, it is not that simple. F-35 is an example of a disaster trying to do it all and putting something in orbit is a precise thing and while its possible, it has not been deployed in that role back then or even less now....so far there is nothing more than an experiment and everything and everyone has potential, I will leave it at that.
I don't agree. The F-35 was a disaster because they are more focused on making it cancel proof than making it good and affordable... by copying the way they made the C-17 cancel proof they knew they were introducing problems and costs that were totally unnecessary, but they had the added problem of having to make a Harrier replacement as well as an F-16 replacement... all stealthy.
What they should have done was make two versions instead of three... make the two naval models... the fixed wing cat launched model and market it with ground based cats and cable recovery systems so it can operate from damaged airfields on land, and make the VSTOL version different, so the ship and land based conventional take off model was slimmer and lighter and faster and much better... make the Harrier version better with full thrust vectoring to compensate for extra drag and weight... and don't spread their production all across the poor areas of the US... centralise it... and get it working before starting mass production.... at least get the problems below 100 and zero tolerance for the critical problems that are potentially lethal to the pilot of fatal for the aircraft.
The purpose of the MiG-31D was specifically ABM missions, and the requirements of the MiG-31K pretty much match those conditions.
ABM programmes are going forward in Russia, one of the biggest is the S-500 missile which is on the verge of entering service... it would be an interesting weapon for the MiG-31 to carry.
Not really, west is an equal weight power and they have the tech and means to do it, my example of sending probes to outside solar system is to point out that ability. West is an offensive block and they don't care after the fact and that is why you see short sighted approaches in their approaches.
It matches Russias policy of avoiding war rather than having to fight a pointless one, and the technology will likely be useful for a range of other uses too... mostly in space.
There are no materials that will take this level of beating flying for days and weeks at such low altitude and it will be as susceptible and inconsequential at those speeds as of now even at subsonic level.
What are you talking about... they can make cruise missiles able to fly for very long periods at low altitude at subsonic speeds... that would be pretty straight forward... and it wont be for years.. but months should be easily achievable.
Idea does not mean realization or practicality.
When it has been mentioned as a new system that will enter service I would think it is therefore expected... despite all the naysayers in the west... most of which knew Russia had long range cruise missiles to hit point targets, but didn't realise they actually worked till they were used in Syria because they are so
stupid you have to show them for them to understand.
If you read the Putin thread you will realise the problem is not just diplomats and experts on Russia being dumbed down, but western experts thought they were on their own in terms of military technology and that the west was supreme and unchallenged... many honestly thought Russian aircraft designers were finished and by now as HATO countries introduced F-35s that Russia would be begging to buy up their old F-16s to replace their old planes...
There are lot of ideas floating around and they usually end up in anime at best. Practical concerns will most likely put this project on ice.
What practical concerns? It is perfect.
With all due respect, Putin is not a mythical all knowing guy.
No, he is not, but he is also not the guy to brag about something that doesn't work and can't be realised... like Star Wars or something...
It all depends on alternatives and whether they substitute this project in effectiveness, cost and other things. Poseidon is one and Avantgard is another to guarantee that effect.....so far we heard some undetailed acccidents but no one knows what exactly they are. I have my doubts and nothing is impossible in my opinion....
Why would they spend money and time and effort developing different systems that do different things and require different levels and areas of technology competence, only to end up picking one and dropping the rest?
Why not go with all three?
It would be harder for the west to deal with all three rather than any particular one.
They already have two middle finger alternatives in service.
Many heads to the Hydra they are fighting....
At best researchers may learn from experiments but mostly this is not a project that you get to see in open much if at all.
I expect we will hear when it enters operational service...
This sort of revenge weapon makes little sense as a secret...
Nothing concrete so far other than talk on mig-41. Even the izd 30 is still pegged at 2025. So 2040 is what I am saying but generally 10 years is generation shift now a days except some fundamental things
When you design things for a living the first thing you do when a job is completed... ie MiG-31... is to start working on its replacement.... because they do take a while, but 20 years is just bullshit.
They have stated they want something flying by 2028 and entering service to replace the MiG-31 just after that.
Strategies are changing and access denial is getting much stronger and this plane most likely will not be replaced in manned version with better characteristics such as speed which was its strong point.
They have never mentioned the idea of unmanned interceptor aircraft... they do have unmanned interceptor missiles... S-400, and S-500 on the way.
I am trying to respect your rules and guidelines to keep it as relevant as I can without being accused of "trolling"...
Such respect and following of rules is appreciated.
Ignore the black helicopter currently flying around your house...
Just because you are paranoid does not mean the whole world isn't out to get you.
I understand your caution, and please do continue to follow the rules but do relax and try to enjoy the forum too.