Russian Defence Ministry releases cockpit view of MiG-31BM training flight - VIDEO

Russian Defence Ministry releases cockpit view of MiG-31BM training flight  - VIDEO
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  • calendar-gray 19 August 2019

Pacific Fleet Naval Aviation MiG-31BM interceptor jets have performed near-space training flights, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

The MiG-31 is an all-weather long-range supersonic interceptor jet. It is designed to intercept and destroy air targets at extremely low, medium, and high altitudes. Its modernised version, the MiG-3BM, has been fitted with a new weapons control system and a more modern radar.

The footage shows the aircraft's takeoff, ascent, and flight in the stratosphere. The flight was carried out at an altitude of more than 20,000 metres at a speed of 2,500 kilometres per hour. The crew attempted to spot a simulated enemy without involving ground-based air defence systems.

The pilots also performed electronic launches of long-range air-to-air missiles. The MiG-31BM crew carried out six flights to the stratosphere overall.

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