Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



MISSILE NEWS
Stratospheric Combat: Russian MiG-31 Intercepts, Destroys Supersonic Missile
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017


Image courtesy Sputnik and Mikhail Voskresenskiy.

A Russian MiG-31 interceptor has successfully intercepted and destroyed a simulated supersonic cruise missile flying in the stratosphere during a drill in the Russian Far East.

The press service of Russian Pacific Fleet reported that a pair of MiG-31s, stationed in Kamchatka, successfully locked onto and destroyed a simulated cruise missile target launched from a ship in the Sea of Okhotsk at an altitude of over 12,000 meters at over three times the speed of sound. The target was destroyed using an air-to-air missile, which targeted the enemy missile on a collision course.

The drill was carried out in anticipation of Naval Aviation Day, celebrated July 17. The Pacific Fleet's press service said that in addition to improving combat efficiency, such training is designed to help crews to work out pilot co-pilot interaction.

The Defense Ministry has released a video from the drill, although it does not show the moment of impact.

Entering into service with the Soviet Air Force in 1981, the MiG-31 is designed to intercept and destroy air targets in a wide range of altitudes. The plane's radar systems allow it to find even low-visibility cruise missile targets. In the broad, relatively lightly defended areas of Russia's air borders, the MiG-31 serves as the main means of defense against air attack.

Earlier this year, military officials told Russia's Zvezda television channel that the MiG-31's complement of long-range R-33 missiles was capable of striking air targets in near space, including satellites.

Source: Sputnik News

MISSILE NEWS
UK Eurofighter Typhoon successfully fires MDBA Brimstone missile
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
The first live-fire test of a MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface missile from a British Eurofighter Typhoon has been conducted as part of Phase 3 Enhancements to the Typhoon fighter jet. The modifications to the Typhoon are part of Project Centurion, a series of upgrades that will provide the strike abilities of the Tornado GR4 to the Typhoon. The test-fire of the Brimstone involved the Brit ... read more

Related Links
Aerospace News
Learn about missile defense at SpaceWar.com
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

MISSILE NEWS
Lockheed awarded $130.3 million contract for Patriot missile foreign sales

US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games

San Diego 'likely' in range of N.Korea ICBM in 2 years: US monitor

US conducts successful missile intercept test amid NKorea tensions

MISSILE NEWS
Stratospheric Combat: Russian MiG-31 Intercepts, Destroys Supersonic Missile

UK Eurofighter Typhoon successfully fires MDBA Brimstone missile

Netherlands seeks missile warning system for its helicopters

Lockheed awarded $471 million contract for MLRS rocket production

MISSILE NEWS
Explotrain develops drone-simulated IED training system

New Reaper drone variant performs first combat mission

Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system

MISSILE NEWS
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity

First UAVs, Now Ships - Connectivity for the next generation of remote naval operations

Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract

DISA extends Comtech satellite services to Marines

MISSILE NEWS
Rheinmetall enhancing Puma IFV for German Army

Nigeria starts receiving armored vehicles from Streit

BAE awarded $15.2 million contract for Amored Multi-Purpose Vehicles

LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract

MISSILE NEWS
House approves $696B budget for Pentagon

DSCA approves Super Hornet upgrades, tank ammunition for Australia

Kelvin Hughes to be sold to Hensoldt

Defense spending by European NATO countries to rise in 2017

MISSILE NEWS
China 'aggressive' in border row, says India diplomat

Facing Russia threat, Ukraine and Georgia join in push West

French military chief quits after Macron row

On third MH17 anniversary, families unveil 'living memorial'

MISSILE NEWS
New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption

How do you build a metal nanoparticle?

Nanostructures taste the rainbow

Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement