Friday, February 15, 2019

A Look At Russia's MiG-31

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RT: Russian supersonic MiG-31s face off in stratosphere training (VIDEO)

Two Russian MiG-31 supersonic fighter jets honed their skills during stratosphere drills in training footage released by the defense ministry.

One MiG-31 long-range interceptor played the role of an aircraft violating Russian airspace during an exercise for fighter pilots from Yelizovo airbase in Kamchatka. It was cruising at an altitude of 20km, well into the stratosphere, and at “maximum speed.”

The defense ministry did not provide exact details, but at that altitude, a MiG-31 can reach speeds of 3,000kph.

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Update: This Video Proves Why Russia's MiG-31 Is a Supersonic Assassin (National Interest)

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