[:en]Russia develops next-generation heavy interceptor[:]
Russia’s principal state-owned industrial conglomerate Rostec has confirmed the event of a next-generation long-range interceptor to exchange an growing old fleet of MiG-31 fighter jets.
In accordance with a press launch issued on 22 January by Rostec, the brand new interceptor already entered the event stage and known as the MiG-41.
“Improvement of the next-generation of interceptor plane has already begun,” the corporate stated. “The undertaking of the Perspective Lengthy-Vary Aviation Complicated (PAK DP) beneath the codename “MiG-41″ is on the stage of the event stage.”
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Past the revelation of the identify of the brand new heavy interceptor, Rostec didn’t have a lot extra info to supply about this system’s progress.
Russia’s subsequent stealth long-range interceptor is meant to exchange the MiG-31 Foxhound within the Russian Air Power within the mid-2020s.
The MiG-31 is a two-seat all-weather supersonic long-range interceptor. It was the primary Soviet fight airplane of the fourth era as developed within the Seventies.
The most recent model of the interceptor, known as the MiG-31BM, is designated to intercept air targets at lengthy ranges inaccessible for strikes by customary fighter jets.