Long-range intercept aircraft system MiG-41 that is being developed to replace the MiG-31 high-altitude interceptor will possibly be able to carry out missions in space. This was announced by Ilya Tarasenko, Director General of MiG, on the air of the Russian “Zvezda” TV channel.

“We are already working on this,” Tarasenko said. “For us, this is the natural development of the MiG-31. Technologically, it will be a completely new aircraft. New technologies, invisibility, ability to work in space, new speeds.”

He noted that all the available developments are being implemented in the project.

According to him, the MiG-41 will be a “completely new aircraft” and not a massive upgrade of the MiG-31, which it will eventually replace.

He also said that the Russian long-range interceptor PAK DP will use completely new technologies to work in Arctic conditions.

“Afterwards, an unmanned variant of the project will be developed,” Tarasenko said in the interview.

AeroTime notes that the title picture features a MiG-31 aircraft.