In Russia, a modernized version of the MiG-31 fighter-interceptor with an electro-remote control system is undergoing state tests, representatives of the Sokol aircraft plant reported to Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko.
According to the Sokol plant, “there is an option for modernizing this aircraft, where we are moving from a mechanical control system to an electro-remote control system, as a result, a number of computers appear that are put on board.” “The option with an electro-remote control system is already being implemented – now this version of the upgraded interceptor is being tested,” the representative of the enterprise said.
The combat effectiveness of MiG-31 fighter-interceptors after repair with modernization increases by about 3 times, representatives of the Sokol aircraft plant reported to Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko. As noted on the Falcon, the overhaul allows you to reach almost trouble-free operation of aircraft in service. “And the modernization, which is carried out with the complete replacement of on-board radio-electronic equipment with modern models and provides for the use of modern aviation weapons, approximately increases the combat effectiveness of the aircraft by about 3 times,” the representative of the enterprise said. Currently, the main task of the Sokol plant is a major overhaul with a deep modernization of the MiG-31 fighter-interceptors, which has been underway since 2007.
Foreign components on the modernized MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors have now been almost completely replaced by the Russian one, representatives of the Sokol aircraft plant reported to Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko. “To date, as part of import substitution, we have almost completely transferred to the territory of Russia, by 99 and 9 percent in the period, the manufacture of all components at the level of suppliers of the 1st category. They completely left all the former Soviet republics, now everything is produced on the territory of Russia, “the Sokol aircraft plant noted. The representative of the plant said that in terms of time for overhaul with the modernization of MiG-31 aircraft at the Sokol plant, it takes no more than a year. “Our cycle in the total volume – from the arrival to departure of the aircraft – is less than a year. It largely depends on the work of first- and second-order suppliers,” he said.