Russia’s next fighter is designated PAK DP

The director general of the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RSK MiG) revealed that the next fifth-generation fighter will be designated as PAK DP.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31BM in flight
By Konstantin Tyurpeko ( [CC BY-SA 4.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Intended to replace the MiG-31, the research and development work of PAK DP will start from 2019.

“We are currently developing the concept of a long-range interceptor aircraft to bring a proposal to our main customer,” he said.

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