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7 December 2016 | RUaviation

Russia's Far East air regiment receives three upgraded MiG-31BM fighter jets

The air regiment based at the Tsentralnaya Uglovaya airfield near Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East has received three upgraded Mikoyan MiG-31BM (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fighter jets, Russian Eastern Military District spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev told TASS.

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13 August 2015 | IHS Jane's

Russia to launch MiG-31 replacement programme before end of decade

Russia is to begin developing a replacement for the MiG-31 'Foxhound' interceptor before the end of the decade, state media reported on 12 August. Development of the next-generation PAK-DP (Predpolagayemyy vozdukha Kompleks dlya Dal'ney Perekhvat - Prospective Air Complex for Long-Range

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13 April 2015 | RUaviation

24 MiG-31BM fighter jets commissioned for the Russian Armed Forces

The first 24 modernized MiG-31BM fighter jets have been delivered to the Russian Armed Forces. Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said more than ten aircraft will be delivered to troops ever year. “After completing the modernization of the MiG-31, we expect that military forces will have more than 130 updated, outstanding aircraft with key technical parameters available for use,” said Yuri Borisov. According to him, about 12-13 aircraft undergo modernization per year.

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8 December 2014 | RUaviation

Russian Ministry of Defense signed contract for upgrading 50 MiG-31 aircraft

Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract with United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) for upgrading 50 MiG-31 aircraft, reports with reference to the ministry. Under this contract an additional 50 upgraded MiG-31BM jets will be delivered to the armed forces by the end of 2018

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3 June 2014 | RUaviation

Russia's Western Military District took delivery of first two MiG-31BM upgrades

The specialists of aviation engineering service of the Western Military District (WMD) have completed the acceptance of two upgraded MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors, press-service of WMD reports.

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5 March 2014 | RUaviation

A new MiG-41 aircraft may be developed on the basis of MiG-31 fighter-interceptor

A new MiG-41 aircraft may be developed on the basis of MiG-31 fighter-interceptor, the representative of State Duma’s Defense Committee, deputy Alexander Tarnaev, told the journalists at the Cultural Center of Russian Armed Forces, ITAR-TASS reports.

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15 December 2013 | IHS Jane's

Russian MiG-31 crashes in Far Eastern region

A MiG-31 'Foxhound' combat aircraft operated by the Russian Air Force (Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily - VVS) crashed in the Far Eastern Primorye region on 14 December, national media disclosed. The twin-seat interceptor came down some 26 km from the Tsentralnaya Uglovaya airbase near Vladivostok, RIA

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17 April 2013 | Flight Global

Russian air force commander eyes MiG-31 replacement

Russia's air force expects to begin fielding a replacement for its Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptors by 2020 and to retire the type by 2028, says its commander, Lt Gen Viktor Bondarev.

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11 December 2012 | RUaviation

Six upgraded MiG-31BM enter operational service

The Central Military District (CMD) took delivery of six upgraded MiG-31BM interceptors; the jets have taken up the [air defense] duty in Krasnoyarsk Territory, RIA Novosti reports.

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