Russia’s MiG Aircraft Corporation is working on the MiG-41 fifth-generation fighter-interceptor, MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko told TASS on Friday.

“No, this is not a mythical project, this is a long-standing project for the MiG and now we are carrying out intensive work under the aegis of the UAC [the United Aircraft Corporation] and will present it to the public soon,” the MiG chief executive said, replying to a question about the work on the MiG-41 plane.

As was reported earlier, the MiG-31 interceptor will be eventually replaced by the MiG-41 aircraft, which is also known as the PAK DP (Prospective Aviation Complex of Long-Range Interception).

As former Commander of Russia’s Aerospace Force, Chairman of the Federation Council Defense Committee Viktor Bondarev earlier said, the experimental design work on the PAK DP’s development was expected to start from 2018.

Meanwhile, MiG CEO Tarasenko said that the R&D and experimental design work on the cutting-edge Russian interceptor was planned to begin “in the immediate future” and its deliveries to the Russian Armed Forces were expected to start in the mid-2020s.

Aside from the manned version, the interceptor’s unpiloted variant is also being considered.

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http://tass.com/defense/1017603

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Picture shows a Mig-29/35. Actually, the work has just started and there still has not been a single design, even conceptual, shown to the public. “Russia’s new MiG interceptor aircraft will be able to reach space and even potentially operate without a pilot”, according to Ilya Tarasenko, CEO of the MiG Corporation. This is NOT 5th generation fighter, it’s 6th if not 7th… And I prefer not think about the price, considering atmosphere re-entry and stuff like this. Russia has already reconsidered and lowered the number of Su-57 planned due to funding issues, India seems losing motivation in this joint… Read more »