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Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Alexei Krivoruchko on Thursday checked the progress of modernization of MiG-31 fighter-interceptors at the Sokol aircraft plant.

On November 25, the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Alexei Krivoruchko visited the Sokol aviation plant in Nizhny Novgorod as part of a working trip. The deputy minister inspected the plant’s production capacity, checked the progress of repair and modernization of MiG-31 fighters, and also held a meeting on the implementation of the state defense order, ”the ministry said.

Currently, the main task of the Sokol plant is the overhaul of the MiG-31 with a deep modernization of interceptor fighters to the level of the MiG-31BM, this work has been carried out since 2007.

As part of the modernization on aircraft, the on-board equipment is completely changed, the airframe is defective, the areas that have corroded are replaced in it – depending on the condition of the aircraft, their volume can range from 15 to 50%. On machines, the wiring and all rubber inserts are completely changed. The canopy is being replaced.

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