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18 décembre 2014 4 18 /12 /décembre /2014 12:40
MiG-31BM photo RIA Novosti. Vladislav Belogrud

MiG-31BM photo RIA Novosti. Vladislav Belogrud


16/12/2014 par Emmanuel Huberdeau – Air& Cosmos


La société russe KRET (Radio-Electronic Technologies) a annoncé la signature d'un contrat avec UAC (United Aircraft Corporation ) pour la modernisation de 50 chasseurs Mig-31 russes. Les appareils vont être équipés du radar Zaslon-M. Ces Mig-31 vont ainsi être portés au standard Mig-31MB d'ici 2018. Ce standard dispose de capacité air-air accrue avec l'emport du missile K-77-1 (70 km de portée) et du missile R-73 (AA-11 Archer). Selon KRET, la portée du radar Zaslon-M est de 320 km contre des cibles de la taille d'un chasseur. Les systèmes embarqués du Mig-31MB peuvent suivre simultanément 10 pistes.


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13 août 2014 3 13 /08 /août /2014 07:40
Russia to modernize MiG-31s


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.

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28 mai 2013 2 28 /05 /mai /2013 20:40
Russian Warplanes Go on 24-Hour Duty in Snap Alert Drill

MOSCOW, May 28 (RIA Novosti)


MiG-31 Foxhound interceptors are going on round-the-clock duty in northern Russia as part of a snap combat readiness check of the nation's aerospace defense capabilities, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.


The fighters, “in conjunction with A-50 airborne warning and control system aircraft, are performing continuous missions to protect the airspace, including from cruise missile strikes,” the ministry said in a statement. The aircraft are to be refueled while still in the air.


The three-day exercise, in which the fighters will fend off aerospace attacks, is part of a series of random checks of the Russian armed forces that began in February. It involves Air Force units from the Western Military District, General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov said during a teleconference, adding that the upcoming maneuver had been ordered by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.


A total of 8,700 personnel, 185 warplanes and 240 armored vehicles are participating in the checks, overseen by Col. Gen. Vladimir Zarudnitsky. The checks include missile launches at the Ashuluk test range in Astrakhan, Zarudnitsky said.


In late February, a raft of random tests of military preparedness revealed a number of systemic shortcomings, in particular in the Central and Southern Military Districts, the Airborne Assault Forces and military air-transportation units.


Alert-duty officers in some units were slow to respond to orders via automated combat command and control systems, especially in the airborne forces and at the 201st Military Base in Tajikistan. Other problems included poor accuracy in firing, especially by tanks and infantry fighting vehicle crews.


The checks, which the Defense Ministry said are being carried out for the first time in the past 20 years, will now be conducted on a regular basis.

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