Russia’s new next gen fighter aircraft Mig-41 will get in shape soon. Russian MiG Aircraft Corporation is developing fighter-interceptor to replace the MiG-31 fighters.
“No, this is not a mythical project, this is a long-standing project for the MiG and now we are carrying out intensive work under the aegis of the UAC [the United Aircraft Corporation] and will present it to the public soon,” MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko was quoted as saying by TASS Friday.
Former Commander of Russia’s Aerospace Force, Chairman of the Federation Council Defence Committee Viktor Bondarev earlier said, the experimental design work on the PAK DP’s development was expected to start from 2018, the news agency reported.
MiG CEO Tarasenko said that the R&D and experimental design work was planned to begin “in the immediate future” and its deliveries to the Russian Armed Forces were expected to start in the mid-2020s.
Aside from the manned version, the interceptor’s unpiloted variant is also being considered.
As an interceptor, its primary mission was rumoured to offset future reconnaissance aircraft currently being developed by the United States of America and China. To achieve the high speeds, it is speculated that aircraft would be equipped with ramjet or turboramjet engines.
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