Retrieved 24 September Archived from the original on 14 December Archived from the original on 4 March Russia’s recent adaptation of their Iskander tactical ballistic missile into an air-launched weapon made major headlines and was among the least technologically reaching of Putin’s new cadre of superweapons that are supposedly in development. The rocket was developed by the Vimpel design bureau.
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However, 81 Blue soon became a mystery since it had certain external features not present on standard MiGBMs. It did, however, have the periscope fairing, which suggests it went through a modernization similar to standard MiGBMs. Don’t forget to sign up.
High-altitude speed is temperature-redlined to Mach 2. Distant radio navigation is carried out by means of two systems: The aircraft mmig31 missiles were elements of the anti-satellite weapon 30P6 ‘Kontakt’ system.
Retrieved 19 January Anti-satellite weaponry is a different story, as the U. It had all the same external features as 81 Blue, but lacked the periscope fairing.
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According to his testimony, the new interceptor was to have air intakes similar to the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiGwhich the MiG does not have, at least in production variants.
It is likely a two-stage system, or at least features a powered kill vehicle for anti-satellite duties. Hopefully, we will see more of him here in the future, but before then here’s a little more about Ivan: Retrieved 24 September Oddly, the air-to-air refueling capable MiGDZs seemed to be skipped over. Zhukovsky is a major testing base for Russian aerial weaponry, something very loosely akin to Edwards Air Force Base here in the United States, although Zhukovsky now has a small commercial terminal as well.
Later, the MiGDZ introduced air-to-air refueling capability. Similarly to the complex S missile system aircraft group with Miig31 can: Retrieved 6 May The Berkeley Electronic Press bepress.
Mikoyan MiG – Wikipedia
This makes it an ideal launch platform not just for ballistic missiles meant to strike targets on the surface of the earth, but also for small suborbital or even orbital payloads, and especially direct-ascent anti-satellite weapons. Serial production of the MiG began in Russia Denies Sending Interceptors to Syria”.
It’s even possible that one system could be adapted for both roles. This is a graphic depicting the MiG satellite launch concept. Initially, it seemed like a regular MiGBM, which is the designation assigned to the MiGs which have been progressively upgraded and modernized by the Russian air force. Archived from the original on 17 August Like its MiG predecessor, the introduction of the MiG was surrounded by early speculation and misinformation concerning its design and abilities.
So at least three examples of this modification are known to exist.
Having a tactical asset like the MiG that is able to take down satellites by surprise from pretty much any location that Russia has access to doesn’t just seem possible, it seems probable. The A AEW aircraft and MiG can automatically exchange aerial and terrestrial radar target designation,  as well as air defense.
The carrier aircraft for that weapon, named ‘Kinzhal,’ is MiG Foxhound interceptor. One of the World’s Greatest Interceptors”. The Mikoyan MiG Russian: Archived from the original PDF on 8 March The Global Aircraft Organization.
Archived from the original on 14 December The institute operates a wide variety of aircraft for testing purposes, from Tu transports to MiGs.