Two supersonic MiG-31BM fighter aircraft arrived at the air regiment in Kamchatka after they underwent profound modernization at Sokol aircraft making plant in Nizhny Novgorod. The combat power of the aircraft was enhanced several times as a result of modernisation. After the long flight, the modernised fighters will undergo maintenance and become part of the squadron, where they will be on combat duty for air defence in Kamchatka, in the Arctic and in regions of the Far North.
The MiG-31 is believed to be the carrier for Russia's state-of-the-art Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.
The MiG-31 is among the fastest combat jets in the world. Upgraded versions of the MiG-31 aircraft can be equipped with anti-radar, anti-ship missiles, air-to-surface missiles, and air bombs with television or laser guidance. The maximum payload amounts to 9,000 kg.
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