Frolic close to hypersonic, all kinds of missile weapons And superior combat options - a promising aviation complex long-range interception (PAK DA) will do in place of basing of the MiG-31. The project began in 2017 And presently under development work. Different variants of the perspective of the interceptor, the Ministry of defence has already chosen. About what Will be a new "hound" - in the material of the Fins news .
As stated by the developer, To reduce visibility of the aircraft in design will use the most modern materials, in addition, will significantly increase the range, improve the altitude And speed performance.
the CEO of the organization " MiG " And " Dry " Ilya Tarasenko explained the life cycle of the MiG-31 will be in ten years, And despite the constant modernization, it will need to be replaced.
it is assumed that PAK DP will become a new stage of strengthening the country's defense And part of a global integrated system of protection of borders. Experts point out: at present, when the world is created doesn't make it less long-range missiles, And the carriers have the ability to deliver it over long distances, the New Interceptor is very useful.
Military expert Alexei Leonov in conversation with Last news said that the NATO main strike weapons - Aircraft, cruise And ballistic missiles of average range. The United States is actively working to be able to strike from distances far beyond the range of a defense. This will interfere with aircraft systems, the main task is to knock down As many missile carriers.
"Combat radius of the planes in 2 times more than the anti-aircraft missile systems, explained Leonov.- The aircraft represent the first air attack. The issue of intercept remains the cornerstone. A new fighter with higher speed performance And increased combat radius Will work with very high altitudes of 20-25 kilometers."
Like all modern Aircraft, PAK DP will receive the onboard equipment, allowing to intercept the enemy in a strong electronic countermeasures. And among them - electronic warfare systems, knocking off course or neutralizing the enemy homing missiles. Clearly, much in control of the aircraft automatiseret. Maybe the Interceptor Will have the ability to destroy even space objects.
Honored Military pilot of Russia Vladimir Popov considers that the main task of advanced aircraft, Like its predecessor, will be patrolling And defense of Russia's Northern territories.
"the designers have the option of deep modernization of the MiG-31 due to the new engines, says Popov.- The interceptor Will be able long to fly at supersonic speed without afterburner. Will patrol in eco-mode at high altitude in the waiting area. Such machines will promote very quickly to reflect any attack means of air attack - winged, ballistic or tactical missiles, drones And bombers ".
in addition, the perspective fighter will take on Board a much larger combat load And use a wide range of weapons.
"The dimensions of radio, navigational equipment And other on-Board systems is reduced, - continues the expert.- so, the plane is released space For ammunition. And It managed, guided aerial bombs, missiles "air - air" on all bands, anti, tools, hypersonic weapons."
Promising complex long-range interception will not require the level of " invisibility ", which have, for example, fighter 5th generation su-57." For guarding the state border of the interceptor, these qualities are not So important, Like fighter air combat, operating on the front lines, - said Popov.- The main thing - quickly to hit."
Fighter-Interceptor long-range MiG-31 was adopted in the early 1980s. This is the 1st domestic supersonic fighter of the 4th generation. Presumably at the same time the Americans have developed a cruise missile " Tomahawk ", able to fly under the radar with terrain following.
in addition, the U.S. had missiles air host with nuclear warheads, launched from strategic bombers B-52. Before this weapon was particularly vulnerable borders of the Soviet Union from the North And East, where Due to the vastness of the territories it was difficult to make a continuous radar field And to build enough airfields, aircraft and air defense systems.
urgently required plane, able to quickly overcome long distances And to intercept enemy missiles or their carriers far on the way to the borders. Ultra-fast MiG-25 accelerated to 2, 8 thousand kilometers per hour. But he could not effectively deal with cruise missiles. Anyway the aircraft was well suited to its database to create at least a perfect Interceptor.
While the exterior of the MiG-31 is very similar to its predecessor, inside Is a completely different machine. First, double - crew have added a Navigator-operator. Strengthened fuselage, And the aircraft became stable at high angles of attack. Due to the powerful radar Zaslon Interceptor seen targets at distances of 200 kilometers, at the same time was accompanied by ten And attacked from four sites. An upgraded version of the "Zaslon-M" allowed to attack with eight goals And lead 24.
in addition, "thirty 1st" received fresh engines: a practical ceiling exceeded twenty kilometres, And a height of ten miles the plane rose less than eight minutes. Maximum speed increased to three thousand kilometers per hour - enough For even high speed interception of American reconnaissance SR-71 Blackbird.