MiG-31: Russian foxhound

A unique aircraft can intercept any target, from hidden cruise missiles to satellites – day and night, rain or shine, and at any speed.

The MiG-31 is capable of intercepting and destroying any target from low-flying satellites to cruise missiles. A group of interceptors can control a large portion of air space, by directing fighters to any target, as well as ground-based anti-aircraft missiles.

This aircraft was called the “flying radar” by the pilots, for its unique avionics capabilities. This complex has at its basis the ‘Barrier’ control system, equipped with the world’s first phased-array antenna. 

Defence analysts believe that no other aircraft of its kind would be able to compete with what NATO calls the Foxhound in the next 10 to 15 years.

Video provided by the TV Channel "Zvezda".

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