Russian Knights, Swifts practice intercepting MiG-31BM

The pilots of Russian Knights and Swifts had to demonstrate their combat skills as part of an audit of both teams by intercepting a MiG-31BM.

Russian Knights in Belgorod 2017 (3)
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The MiG-31 was launched from Nizhny Novgorod and the two crews from the teams launched from Kubinka to intercept the mock intruder.

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