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

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  1. GhostZ06

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    http://www.janes.com/article/53633/...31-replacement-programme-before-end-of-decade


    interesting. I Thought interceptors types are kinda unless in this day and age. Either way, i wounder if this is in anyways to counter the SR-72.
     
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    http://presstv.ir/Detail/2015/08/16/425037/Russia-Iraq-Syria-Mikoyan-MiG31-Rosoboronexport


    don't know if this is legit, but a bit strange they if Syria did buy these. They arent good for CAS. More for airspace security
     
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    War new paper plane! And yes Assad got his six MiG's.
     
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    What Assad really needs from Putin is like a whole Corp, and an entire bomber wing with trained pilots and shebang.
     
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    It will be interesting to see what they come up with. I would have thought PAKFA/T50 or at most a derivative thereof should be able to fulfill this role for them.
     
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    That's pretty much what I was thinking. Guess there's money to be made though.
     
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    Yeah but how much will they actually be able to spend on them? Last I heard there were doubts about how widely the existing T50 could be fielded as a Flanker/Fulcrum(?) replacement, let alone a whole new type to replace the MiG31. Still a fair way off though mind you... I guess time shall tell.
     

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