The authors noted that the MiG-31 fighters have a number of serious advantages, and their modernization will only enhance this. Therefore, the announcement of Moscow about the improvement of the aircraft alarmed the Western countries.
It is noted that the MiG-31 has set several world records, including in speed and flight altitude.
Modification of the MiG-31BM will receive the latest radar equipment and modern weapons. Experts believe that the effectiveness of the interceptors will triple. It is argued that the upgraded MiG-31 will be able to intercept any enemy aircraft, as well as cruise missiles. Therefore, these planes cause concern among NATO countries. Russia’s announcement of modernization is a clever move, the authors conclude.