A.I. Mikoyan Design Bureau Engineering Center
The Russian school of aircraft design and development finally legalized as an independent trend during the late 1930s and 1940s is known worldwide for its non-compromising approach to the provision of high performance, along with aircraft reliability, easiness in operation, maintainability and adaptability to further upgrading of aircraft integrated systems built around the aircraft developed earlier by the design bureau.
Long lasting corporate and personal relationships with subcontractors, starting from the research organizations with which the "MiG" Corporation maintains contacts during the decades to the suppliers of vendor items, from the governmental officials to the customers create the favourable working environment where truly advanced aircraft can be developed and produced. The RAC "MiG" is proud of its strong and friendly relations with military customers over the world.
The "MiG" Corporation has managed to keep up its accumulated scientific, design and production potential during the transition period when the volume of military programs that set up the level of aircraft development was drastically reduced after the end of cold war. Numerous in-house research and development programs made a significant contribution to the RAC "MiG" ability to maintain its R&D, production potentials.
In recent years, the RAC "MiG" feasibly extended the hardware for project, design and experimental works. New computation methods have been developed and implemented for aerodynamics, fluid dynamics (CFD) and up-to-date structural strength calculations. The works are actively carried out in the following directions:
- development of software for top-level airborne computer, aircraft control and monitoring systems;;
- development of new types of training facilities (computer-based training classes for flying, engineering personnel, technicians and various types of simulations);
- development of aircraft ground support equipment, flight mission planning system, etc
New "man-machine" interface concepts are being developed, bringing together the fields of avionics, human factors and engineering psychology in complex cross-linked data processing loops and decision-making procedures.
A unique combination of specialists experience accumulated during the decades of design, development and operation of tens of aircraft types, and new ideas and state-of-the-art approach to design and development of young employees provides a strong foundation for the RAC "MiG" success in its projects.
The Mykoyan Design Bureau avails the R&D potential, high-skill specialists and technical facilities required for full-scale development and production of advanced aircraft prototypes. Active technical re-equipment of the design bureau undertaken in the course of latest ten years made possible under conditions of R&D general reduction in the Russian industry to preserve, and in some fields to build up the potential in the field of gas flow aerodynamics, low speed aerodynamics, static and dynamic strength, flight dynamics.
The design bureau special pride is the integrated system developed in the 80-s, 90-s for determining the configuration of advanced combat systems, including the integration of targeting-navigation systems and development of highly efficient algorithms of the fire- control system, including interaction of fighters within a formation.
At different time, the following outstanding designers worked at the design bureau: A.I. Mykoyan, R.A. Belyakov, M.I. Gurevich, G.E. Lozino-Lozinsky, N.Z. Matyuk, A.A. Chumachenko, A.A. Belosvet, M.P. Valdenberg, G.A. Sedov and others.
The MIG designers were awarded Stalin Awards in 1947 and 1948, presumably for the MiG-9 and the MiG-15, respectively. All Stalin Awards given to aircraft designers can be logically assigned to new air craft (that is, a number change, not a letter change or a Bis). Many new aircraft failed to win Stalin Awards.
The Corporation's cooperation with the Russia's leading aircraft research and development centers includes the Central Aerodynamics Institutes (TsAGI) and the Siberian Aviation Research Institute (SibNIA), which fruitfully lasts for several decades and includes hundreds of themes and tens of really developed aircraft.
The RAC "MiG" is able to undertake large-scale aerodynamic and fluid dynamics studies, including complex "airframe-power plant" integration and refining of aircraft aerodynamic configurations at speeds ranging from low subsonic speeds with complex vortex systems to high hypersonic speeds in and out of the Earth's atmosphere. Similarly, successful cooperation is long established with other Russian federal research centers: GosNIIAS (avionics development and integration), TsIAM (aircraft power plants), VIAM (structural materials), LII (flight test and flight test methods) along with a number of special R&D institutions.
The aircraft developed and certified at the A.I. Mikoyan Design Bureau Engineering Center were produced, in addition to the P.A.Voronin Production Center, at the "Sokol" Nizhegorodsky Aviation Plant and other aircraft-building enterprises in Russia, CIS and in foreign countries (under license).
Test pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union Stepan Mikoyan died on the 95th year of life, the press service of the MiG corporation reported. "On March 24, 2016, in the year 95, the Hero of the Soviet Union, Honored Test Pilot of the USSR, Lieutenant General of Aviation Stepan Anastasovich Mikoyan died," the report said. He was born July 12, 1922 in Tbilisi (Georgia) in the family of the Soviet statesman and future Hero of Socialist Labor - Anastas Mikoyan. Stepan's father was the brother of the famous Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan. Anastas Mikoyan headed the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in 1964-1965.
In 1951 he graduated from the Air Force Engineering Academy named after N.E. Zhukovsky and switched to flight-test work at the Air Force Research Institute. For 23 years he tested military MiGs. In 1975, for conducting state tests of the MiG-25 was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Mikoyan flew until 1978. In total, he mastered 102 types of aircraft, including MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-27.
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