Russia to Create New Aircraft Research Center
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law to create a national research center, the Zhukovsky Institute, which will be aimed at developing new aircraft models and training personnel. The law has been published on the legal information portal.
The new center will involve five leading research organizations (the Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, the Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motors, the State Research Institute of Aircraft Systems, the Chaplygin Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute and the State Scientific Test Range of Aviation Systems).
The activities of the national research center will be controlled by a supervisory board, which will involve 15 people, including the representatives of the Russian President, the State Duma and the Federation Council, scientists and defence workers.
The new center will be designed for combining the research potential of the public sector organizations and concentrating resources allocated to the development of activities in the field of aviation technologies.