Russian Air Force by 2020 plans to change the MiG-31 on their more advanced type.
Release of the new type is planned for 2028 — report to the Air Force Commander, Lieutenant — General Viktor Bondarev.
«We started to develop a new aircraft of this type and I think we can finish it before the end of state weapons programs from 2020. — Bondarev said at a meeting with members of the Russian parliament. — New aircraft must change available by 2028. «
Bondarev not specify — whether new aircraft outside predudyschih models differ from or be similar to T-50/PAK-FA or SU-35 Company «Sukhoi».
Some analysts believe that the Russian Air Force will make every effort so that the plane was ready for use at the appointed time, Bondarev said.
«From a design standpoint and financial resources it looks very complicated, but the true platform, which was used as a base for each project»
— says Douglas Barrie, air force analyst at the International Institute for Strategic English research.
Bondarev said that now at the disposal of the Air Force is 122 MiG-31, with about half undergo configuration MiG-31 BM (benchmark).
Added a new multi-mode radar, functional cockpit screen, also possible to use a rocket distant radius acts HAEDAT «Vympel» class «air-to-air.»