|Status:||Reportedly in Service|
|Acquired:||August 2015 (Reportedly ordered in 2007)|
|Country of origin:||Soviet Union (Russia)|
|Power plant:||2 x Soloviev D-30F6 turbofans|
|Thrust:||34,171.7 lbs (15,500 kgf) with afterburners|
|Wingspan:||44.3 ft (13.5 m)|
|Length:||70.9 ft (21.6 m)|
|Height:||21.3 ft (6.5 m)|
|Weight (empty):||48,104.9 lbs (21,820 kg)|
|Maximum takeoff weight:||101,853.6 lbs (46,200 kg)|
|Speed:||1,864.1 mph (Mach 2.83/3,000 km/h)|
|Ceiling:||67,600 ft (20,600 m)|
|Range:||1,864.1 miles (3,000 km)|
|Armament:||8 x hardpoints|
|Guns:||1 x GSh-6-23 23mm internal cannon|
|Air-to-air:||R-33E (AA-9 Amos) radar-guided long-range missiles|
|R-37 (AA-13 Arrow) radar-guided long-range missiles|
|R-40TD1 (AA-6 Acid) radar-guided medium-range missiles|
|R-77 (AA-12 Adder) radar-guided medium-range missiles|
|R-60MK (AA-8) infrared-guided short-range missiles|
|R-73 (AA-11 Archer) infrared-guided short-range missiles|
|Radar/Sensors:||Zaslon-M passive electronic scanned array (PESA) radar (NATO designation Flash Dance|
- Russian Air Force Handbook, 174-176, (Washington: International Business Publications, 2011).
- “Russian MiG-31 fighter jet,” RIA Novosti, 2011.
- “Fast and furious – the world’s fastest military aircraft,” Air Force Technology, April 16, 2014.
- Gareth Jennings, “Syria reportedly receives MiG-31 interceptors from Russia,” IHS Jane’s, August 16, 2015.
- “MiG-31 Foxhound (Mikoyan-Gurevich),” Federation of American Scientists, August 23, 2000.
The Syrian government has received six MiG-31 ‘Foxhound’ interceptor aircraft from Russia under a deal that was said to have been signed in 2007, a regional media source has reported. The aircraft recently arrived at Mezze Airbase on the outskirts of Damascus, the Turkish BGN News agency reported on 16 August. Syria was reported to […]