An important element of the Russian air defense system is the long-range interceptors MiG-31
. This technique is being modernized from time to time, but in the long term will need to be replaced. To this end, work is already underway to create a promising interceptor capable of replicating the capabilities of the MiG-31, and also surpass it in some parameters. Recently, new information about the progress of this project has appeared.
By analogy with other new projects of aerospace engineering, the next sample is designated as "Perspective long-range intercept aircraft complex" (PAC LRI)
. In addition, from a certain time in open sources the name MiG-41 appears - it reminds of an existing interceptor, but at the same time it points to the novelty of the project. A few days ago, the PAC LRI / MiG-41
project again became the subject of official statements.