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Mig-31BP  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Mig-31K
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG
Parent System: Mig-31
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 6 May 1981
Maiden Flight: 16 September 1975
Total Production: 500
Family Members: Mig-31 and Mig-31BM
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Description: The Mig-31, Foxhound NATO-codename, is a long range, two-seat, high-speed, high-altitude fighter aircraft developed on the basis of the proven Mig-25 Foxbat interceptor. It is powered by two D-30F6 fuel-efficient engines developing a top speed of Mach 2.83 mach at high altitude. Besides, it is fitted with an entirely new state-of-the-art weapons system providing multiple target engagement capability using long range air-to-air missiles. The weapons system also allows cooperative engagements within groups of Mig-31 aircraft sharing data between them. The Soviet Union's Air Force introduced the Mig-31 aircraft in 1981. About 500 Mig-31s were produced in the former Soviet Union and no export sales have been reported yet, despite Russia was marketing the aircraft to China in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The Russian Air Force Mig-31BP, formerly known as Mig-31K, is a further variant of the Mig-31BM developed to release special weapons such as the Kh-47B Kinzhal hypersonic cruise missile. In September 2018 rumors emerged that the Mig-31 interceptor might be used to launch a new anti-satellite weapon with the aircraft variant involved with the new weapon being the Mig-31BP. The aircraft itself has no under wing pylons attached and may be provided with state-of-the-art navigation equipment for optimal release of special weapons and payloads.

Mig-31BP Specifications

Crew: 2
External Stations: 1
Number of Engines: 2
Dimensions
Height: 6.46 meter (21.2 foot)
Length: 21.6 meter (71 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 23 millimeter
Wingspan: 13.5 meter (44 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 21,500 meter (70,538 foot)
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 2.83 mach (3,383 kph)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Mig-31BP News

There are 7 news between
11 Mar 2018 and 6 Dec 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018Russia May Develop Scaled Down Kinzhal to Fit Into Su-57 Internal Weapons Bay
Monday, October 1, 2018Russia Might Be Developing Air-Launched Anti-Satellite Missile
Thursday, August 2, 2018Chinese H-6K Bomber Testing New Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile
Saturday, July 14, 2018Russia Testing Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile and Integrating it onto Tu-22M3 Bomber
Saturday, May 5, 2018Russia Deploys Ten Mig-31K Interceptors with Kinzhal Hypersonic Missiles
Monday, March 12, 2018Russian Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile Capable of Engaging Moving and Stationary Targets
Sunday, March 11, 2018Russian Air Force Successfully Test-Fires Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile

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