Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG

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Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG
Formerly called
  • OKB-155
  • Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau
Division
Industry Aerospace manufacturer and defense
Founded 8 December 1939; 77 years ago (1939-12-08)
Founder
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Products Military aircraft
Civil airliners
Unmanned aerial vehicles
Parent United Aircraft Corporation
Website www.migavia.ru

JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (Российская самолетостроительная корпорация «МиГ» Rossyskaya samoletostroitelnaya korporatsiya "MiG"), or RSK MiG, is a Russian aerospace joint stock company. Formerly Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau (Russian: Микоя́н и Гуре́вич, МиГ Mikoyan i Gurevich, MiG), then simply Mikoyan, JSC MiG is a military aircraft design bureau, primarily designing fighter aircraft. Its head office is in Begovoy District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow.[1]

MiG aircraft are a staple of the Soviet and Russian Air Forces, and the Soviet Union sold many of these aircraft within its sphere of influence. They have been used by the militaries of North Korea, and North Vietnam and India and also in aerial confrontations with American and allied forces, and form part of the air forces of many Arab nations.

History[edit]

Mikoyan was formerly a Soviet design bureau, and was founded by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich as "Mikoyan and Gurevich", with the bureau prefix "MiG". Upon Gurevich's death in 1976, Gurevich's name was dropped from the name of the bureau, although the bureau prefix remained "MiG".

In 2006, the Russian government merged 100% of Mikoyan shares with Ilyushin, Irkut, Sukhoi, Tupolev, and Yakovlev as a new company named United Aircraft Corporation.[2] Specifically, Mikoyan and Sukhoi were placed within the same operating unit.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Contacts." Mikoyan. Retrieved on 30 August 2011. "Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG" 125284, Russian Federation, Moscow, 1-st Botkinsky drive, 7" – Address in Russian: "125284, Российская Федерация, Москва, 1-й Боткинский проезд, д.7"
  2. ^ "Russian Aircraft Industry Seeks Revival Through Merger." The New York Times. February 22, 2006.
  3. ^ "Ares". www.aviationweek.com. 

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