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Ivan Mikoyan, co-creator of iconic MiG-29, dies aged 89


Baku – APA. Ivan Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer and one of the minds behind the MiG-29 fighter jet, the staple of the Soviet and Russian Air Forces, has died at the age of 89, RT reports.

 

Mikoyan spent the majority of his career as a leading engineer at the 'MiG' Aircraft Corporation's design bureau, which was founded by his uncle Artyom Mikoyan. 


Twice awarded the USSR State Prize for the project of the multipurpose fighter jet, Mikoyan remained a company adviser right up until his death.

 

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