New MiG-31 Roles May Include Fighting Satellites

Mikoyan MiG-31K fighter carrying a kinzhal missile

A Kinzhal missile pictured aboard a Mikoyan MiG-31K fighter.

Credit: Piotr Butowski
GDANSK, Poland—The MiG-31 interceptor has found a second life—in fact, more than one. Not only has the aircraft known to NATO as the Foxhound been extensively upgraded, but the MiG-31 has also taken on new tasks—as the Kinzhal ground-strike system and as an aerospace missile system that can deliver...

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