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A new MiG-41 will be created on the basis of the old fighter-interceptor MiG-31, State Duma Committee on Defense Deputy Alexander Tarnaev told reporters at the Cultural Center of the armed forces 28 February 2014. "The corresponding decision was made chief of the General Staff, he had signed a document on conducting research work on the MiG-41", - he said. According to the MP, in the MiG-41 "will be embodied all the virtues of the airplane."

In addition, several hundred fighter-interceptor MiG-31 may soon return of the Russian Air Force, informed Tarnaev. "The country's leadership decided to return to the system through the repair of fighter-interceptor MiG-31", - he said. "We are talking about hundreds of machines, which will be repaired and returned to the armed forces," - said the deputy. The MiG-31 is designed to intercept and destroy airborne targets at extremely low, low, medium and high altitudes, day and night, and adverse weather conditions, the application of active and passive enemy radar interference and false heat goals. A group of four MiG-31 is capable of controlling the air space over at the front of 800-900 km. Originally intended to intercept cruise missiles at all altitudes and speeds, as well as low-flying satellites. The newest Russian fighter-interceptor MiG-41 should have a speed of at least Mach 4-4.3, Russian hero, test pilot Anatoly Kvochur told RIA Novosti 03 February 2014. So he commented on the State Duma deputy Alexander Tarnaeva message that in Russia developed a new fighter MiG-41 on the basis of the heavy fighter-interceptor MiG-31, whose speed was Mach 2.8.

Tarnaev said at a meeting of experts of aerospace defense that the Chief of General Staff had signed an order for the deep modernization of Soviet fighter-interceptor MiG-31. "This upgrade was to have been held twenty years ago. However, this did not happen, so now increased requirements. They are including in the (increasing) the interceptor speed to Mach 4-4.3"- Kvochur said.

The new high-altitude interceptor MiG-41 will be based on the MiG-31, which, according to experts, still has no analogs in the world, member of the State Duma Committee on Defense Alexander Tarnaev told "Interfax" 22 January 2016. "The country's leadership decided to include the project of long-term high-altitude interceptor to a new weapons program with the terms of the implementation in 2020. The machine will be the further development of fighter-interceptor MiG-31, which is decades ahead of its time. We do not rule out that the development of a new aircraft may start earlier than 2020, since it is very necessary to our armed forces" Tarnaev said. One of the most closed projects of modern Russian defense industry - the prospective aviation complex long-range interception, which, under the designation "MiG-41", is found in fragmentary information on Internet resources since 2015.

As is well known, the basis of modern Russian air defense - a high-speed fighter-interceptor - the MiG-31 was created on the basis of the legendary MiG-25. "Thirty-One" was born in the late 1970s, and by the mid 1980's went into mass production. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the MiG-31 "inherited" joined the Air Force of Russia and Kazakhstan. The two post-Soviet states had not sold anyone interceptors, and today they are still flying.

At the same time Russia launched a large-scale replacement of the "stuffing" their MiGs, whereby the possibility of the aircraft to destroy air targets increased significantly. It was decided that the upgraded MiG-31 in the Russia Air Force would be more than 100 machines, and it is possible that the aircraft will be again put into production at a new technological level (ie, to repeat the story of his ancestor, the MiG-25, becoming in effect a new project).

Here it is that observers come to the fore with the mysterious MiG-41. The fact that a completely new long-range MiG interceptor was already developed under the code "701 Project" and "TIR", and it was around 1990-92. That 62-ton machine did not have a range of MiG-25 / MiG-31, and its characteristics can be the most powerful combat fifth generation air defense aircraft: the developers had planned to bring the range "701" to 7000 km at supersonic cruising speed of 2,2 M (about 2300 km / h). The maximum speed of the machine should not have more than 2,500 km / h.

The military did not hurry to disclose the work on the project, which someone call the MiG-41. Because of the same fragmentary information in the media can build the following chronology: the updated MiG-31 would serve faithfully until 2028, when due will be replaced by something new and special. And the appearance of a new interceptor, may be seen between 2017 and 2020, when designers will have to present their achievements Russian Defense Ministry.

Now about the "Project 701", the maximum design MiG-41 flight speed would likely develop in line with the MiG-31. If the most "advanced" of the MiG-25 and MiG-31 could reach a top speed of 3-3.2 M, the "forty-one" want to give the opportunity to squeeze up to 4.3 M (ie, up to about 4500 km / h). Why is it necessary? The fact that the US is actively developing a hypersonic unmanned attack aircraft that need to intercept. The speed of these devices is very high, and in the Russian air defense / missile defense except the latest S-500 ground-based, space sweep over their areas of up to 150 km in height, must be air platform capable of rapidly respond to a violation of air space on distant borders.

At the end of February 2014, a representative of the Defence deputy Alexander Tarnaev State Duma Committee reported that the chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation signed a document on conducting research work on the creation of modern heavy fighter-interceptor MiG-41, which embody all the advantages of its predecessor - the multipurpose MiG-31. Tarnaev also informed that several hundred MiG-31 aircraft will soon be returned to the composition of the Russian Air Force after the necessary repairs. "The country's leadership decided to return to the system through the repair of fighter-interceptor MiG-31", - he explained. - "We are talking about hundreds of machines, which will be repaired and returned to the armed forces."

It means a lot for Russian aviation, for its revival and strengthening - especially after the most promising projects of the twentieth century (which includes the MiG-31, and "Project 1.42" Soviet fighter of the 5th generation, which created in the early 90- ies, and others) were forcibly closed on various pretexts and pushed to a dark corner of history, if not destroyed during the time of the country's total disarmament era adjustment unilaterally.

"This upgrade was to be held even twenty years ago," - says Honored Test Pilot of the USSR, Hero of Russia, General Designer of FSUE "Flight Research Center" Anatoly Kvochur. - "However, this did not happen, so now increased requirements. They are including in the (increasing) interceptor speeds of up to Mach 4-4.3 ". The rate of 4-4.3 Mach - this means that the aircraft is capable of flying at speeds of the order of 4920-5289 km \ hour. By comparison, modern fighters of the last, 5th generation can reach speeds of about 2500 km \ hour or so. A MiG-31 managed to "accelerate" to 3000 km \ h in the last century. He was already then called "fighter ahead of his time" . And not only

The Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) MiG will soon present the results of work on the creation of the fifth generation MiG-41 fighter. This was announced on Friday by the general director of the corporation Ilya Tarasenko 17 August 2018. According to him, this is not a mythical project. Answering the question about the development of the aircraft, Tarasenko said that the work is being intensively conducted under the auspices of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), and soon the results will be presented to the public.

The MiG-31 interceptor will be replaced by a new MiG-41, also called PAK DP, a long-range long-range aviation interceptor. The former head of the Air and Space Forces of the Russian Federation, the chairman of the Council of the Federation Council on Defense and Security Viktor Bondarev, the experimental design work for its creation was planned to begin in 2018. In turn, Tarasenko reported that research and development work on a promising Russian interceptor is scheduled to begin "in the near future," and its deliveries to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are scheduled to begin in the mid-2020s.

In addition to the manned version of this aircraft, the creation of an unmanned vehicle is also considered.

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