Russia’s MiG-31 interceptors to stay in service until 2026

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The Mykoyan MiG-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor aircraft will stay in service with the Russian Air Force until 2026, the head of the MiG corporation said Wednesday.

“The MiG corporation is currently developing heavy fighter-interceptor aircraft to replace the MiG-31, but the MiG-31 will remain in service until 2026,” Sergei Korotkov told RIA Novosti.

According to the Defense Ministry, the Russian Air Force has over 120 MiG-31 interceptors in service and more aircraft in reserve.

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