Five upgraded MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors will be delivered to the Central Military District by the end of the year

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TSAMTO, January 22. Five high-altitude supersonic fighter-interceptor MiG-31BM, after the repair and modernization will be available until the end of 2021 on the arms of the fighter wing Association air force and air defense CVO stationed in the Krasnoyarsk region.

During the modernization, the avionics and radio-electronic systems of the aircraft will be updated, the interceptor TTH will be improved, which will increase their combat capabilities. Upon arrival at the military airfield, the aircraft will take up combat duty to protect the air borders of the Russian Federation.

The supersonic MiG-31 is designed to intercept and destroy targets, including cruise and ballistic missiles, at extremely low, medium and high altitudes in simple and difficult weather conditions.

On January 22, Russia celebrates the Day of the Air Defense Forces (Air Defense). Formations and units of air defense aviation not only perform tasks to cover large industrial and political centers and other areas, but also take an active part in covering troops, front-line rear facilities and communications, the press service of the Central Military District reports.

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