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MiG-31 to Get Fifth-Generation Upgrades
Modernized MiG-31 interceptors will be fit to take on fifth-generation aircraft, according to chief commander of the Russian Air Force Alexander Zelin. He said that fifth-generation technology would be used when modernizing the planes, which will increase their military value by 1.5-4 times, depending on the nature of their task.
Modernized MiG-31 models will be able to strike a target at a distance of 200 km. Thanks to new radar and missiles, it will be able to detect and defeat stealth planes and low-altitude cruise missiles at greater distances. The MiG-31 will remain in use as a long-distance radar plane to manage the flights of other types of fighter jets, Zelin added.
Originally posted by Stealth Spy
Perhaps the role specific AESA radars and extended BVRAAMS that Russia has been working on will be thrown in ...
it will be able to detect and defeat stealth planes and low-altitude cruise missiles at greater distances.
Originally posted by SW phsyco
and also when the su-47 berkut enters service it is also equipped with one of these radars
and heard it will have plasma stealth.and since the mig 31 is a fastinterceptor it will be a awacs destroyer
Originally posted by tomcat ha
While the F22 would properly be able to take it down before the Mig31 can take it down if in a head to head combat. However this plane turns into a awacs killer deluxe. If the awacs is done then the F22 will still be stealthy and all but it wont know where the Mig31 or whatever is. Thus because its most likely not headed directly for the the Mig31 it can then be dectected at much greater distances.
Originally posted by YASKY
If an F-18 with an APG-79 can shoot down a F-22, then a MiG-31 with new AESA radar can also.