7 Mart 2014 Cuma
The State Duma Committee on Defense: General Staff decided to create based on the MiG-31 new MiG-41
Chief of Staff ordered a research work Based on the old fighter-interceptor MiG-31 will create a new MiG- 41 , told reporters at the Cultural Center of the armed forces representative of the State Duma Committee on Defense deputy Alexander Tarnaev . " The decision was made Chief of Staff , he had already signed the document on the research work on the MiG -41" , - he said. According to the deputy, the MiG -41 " will be embodied all the virtues of the aircraft ."
In addition, several hundred interceptor MiG-31 could soon be back in the Russian Air Force , informed Tarnaev . " The country's leadership decided to return to the system through repair fighter-interceptor MiG-31 " , - he said. "We are talking about hundreds of cars that will be repaired and returned to the armed forces ," - said the deputy.
MiG-31 - Double supersonic all-weather fighter - long-range interceptor . Developed in OKB- 155 (now of " MiG " ) in the 1970s . MiG-31 is designed to intercept and destroy airborne targets at extremely low , low , medium and high altitudes , day and night, and adverse weather conditions , the application of active and passive enemy radar jammers , as well as false heat targets. A group of four MiG- 31 is capable of controlling airspace frontage of 800-900 km . Originally intended to intercept cruise missiles at all altitudes and speeds , as well as low-flying satellites.