Air Force to receive MiG-31BM interceptors

In line with its plans for the supply of basic weapons and military equipment in 2020, the air force and air defense of Russia’s Central Military District will receive six high-altitude supersonic MiG-31BM interceptors, Defense Ministry reports.

MiG-31BM fighters are designed to intercept and destroy air targets, including cruise and ballistic missiles, at extremely low, medium and high altitudes in regular and severe weather conditions. They are capable to perform tasks at altitudes above 20 kilometers at speeds of up to 3K km/h. Their onboard radar station Zaslon-M is able to detect targets at a distance of up to 320 km and direct them to ground air defense systems, as well as other fighters.

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