Like several other Russian aircraft, the aircraft is designed to compete with U.S. aircraft such as the Lockheed SR-71 and North American XB-70.
In March 1964, the MiG-25R Foxbat its maiden flight and soon in 1969, signed legislation to allow testing of the aircraft with reconnaissance capabilities and tests conducted in 1970.
In 1972 the design refinement has been used by the Soviet Air Force.
The aircraft is equipped with automatic fire control system and large radar system with look-down and shoot-down after 1980 when all MiG updated.
MiG-25R Foxbat is also able to use the bombs to bomb stationary free fall from a height of 65,000 feet while flying at supersonic speeds.
There is also a system installed that allows the aircraft to drop 10 bombs at once!
What they say now?
Various countries around the world still use the MiG-25R. Places like Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Algeria all have access to the aircraft.
Of course, Russia as a major aircraft craftsmen continue to use it. Approximately 39 units of the MiG-25 units have been built.
While some still flown, others have museum, including those in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.