MiG-31BM fighters of the Pacific Fleet conducted an exercise in the Arctic to intercept an intruder aircraft
Crews of the MiG-31BM fighters of the Pacific Fleet naval aviation, which are on duty for air defence in Chukotka, conducted an exercise beyond the Arctic Circle to intercept an aircraft violating the border of the Russian Federation in airspace.
MiG-31BM fighter of the Pacific Fleet naval aviation also played the role of the intruder. Its crew was tasked with supersonic speed, at an altitude of about 20 kilometers, to penetrate the airspace of Russia, to pass the established line, and in case of detection, to evade pursuit.
To intercept the target from the Anadyr airfield, a MiG-31BM on duty was raised, who, in cooperation with ground-based radar equipment, detected a mock enemy. After capturing the target, the pilots fired long-range air-to-air missiles at it.
As previously reported, on December 1, 2020, to strengthen the aviation grouping in the Arctic zone, the crews of the MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors of the Pacific Fleet's naval aviation took up combat duty on air defence at the Anadyr airfield.