Egypt Shows Kh-31 Missile Paired with MiG-29

On October 19, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s spokesperson released a photograph depicting the Russian-built Kh-31 supersonic air-to-surface missile paired with its new MiG-29M/M2 multirole fighter, as first reported by Jane’s Igor Bozinovski. As Bozinovski notes, it is unclear whether these missiles are the antiship variant (Kh-31AD) or the anti-radiation variant (Kh-31PD) designed to target long- and medium-range radar systems.