August 12, 2014 David Pugliese
MiG-31 interceptors will be modernized and remain in Russia’s Air Force for another 15 years, says Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. In a report in ITAR-TASS, Rogozin said the aircraft “cannot be compared to any other aircraft.”
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The Mikoyan MiG-31 (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) is a long-range all-weather supersonic interceptor aircraft.
Production of MiG-31 began in 1979. Since then, the aircraft has been improved, modified and adjusted to new combat tasks.
As of early 1992, the CIS air defence units had over 200 aircrafts of the class. China bought 24 aircrafts.