Presented upgraded legendary fighter-interceptor MiG-31BM (photos)

Russian media have demonstrated the upgraded MiG-31BM — the most modern modification of the legendary fighter-interceptor, fastest and most high-altitude fighter-interceptor in the world

Under the cut — photo essay by Sergey Alexandrov / LOOK for 23.01.2013

The main element of the modernization of the MiG-31 and BM-level — Installation of a new airborne radar and weapons control system. In addition, the upgraded aircraft has a range of advanced weapons, including missiles "air-to-air" and the long-range guided aerial bombs

That's MiG-31BM is seen as a promising carrier rocket K-37M class "air-to-air" long-range (about 200 km!), Which is scheduled to adopt the summer of 2013

In the run up to 2020 is planned to supply aviation parts for more than 60 Air Force upgraded to version BM fighter-interceptor MiG-31

Upgraded interceptors were shown to the press at the airbase Savasleyka (Nizhny Novgorod region), which is a structural unit of the 4th Center for training of aviation personnel and military trials of the Defense Ministry of Lipetsk

Today, fighter aircraft — one of the main components of the operational-tactical aircraft of the Air Force

Every day, more than 60 crews interceptors are disabled alert and able to destroy any object — a violator of the airspace of the Russian Federation

Are armed fighter interceptor aircraft guarding air borders Russia from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka and are able to provide interception of aircraft — carrying cruise missiles to the borders of their start-up

The MiG-31, which are the most high-speed and high-altitude interceptor in the world, working in front of up to 1,000 km and are terrible, carrying the inevitable retribution guards the air borders of the Fatherland

Are replaced by MiG-31BM — a plane that can fly at altitudes above 20 km at a rate nearly three times the speed of sound

In this case, the interceptor is able to simultaneously track up to 10 air targets, six of which can be fired simultaneously and hit

The MiG-31BM are equipped with air refueling, which greatly increases the combat capabilities of the machine and allows her to stay in the air indefinitely

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