Establishment milestones

  • 1946 - By Special regulation 473-192c of the USSR Peoples Commissars Council of February 26, 1946, signed by Stalin, the Ministry of Aviation industry is commissioned to establish a research institute for airborne weapons.

  • 1946 - M.V. Khrunichev, Minister of Aviation Industry, issued the order 290c of May 13, 1946 to establish NII-2 branch institute. Director of the Institute - P.Ya. Zalessky, major-general of aviation engineering service.

  • 1951 - Director of the Institute V. A. Djaparidze, Doctor of Engineering. In 1966 the NII-2 was renamed Institute of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK).

  • 1970 - ITK is renamed NIIAS (Scientific Research Institute of Automatic Systems). Head of the Institute is E. A. Fedosov, Honored Scientist and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2001 he is appointed Director General of GosNIIAS.

  • 1990 - NIIAS is renamed State Research Institute of Aviation Systems (GosNIIAS).

  • 1994 - By Special regulation of the Russian government of March 29, 1994 GosNIIAS is assigned the status of State Scientific Center of Russian Federation.

  • 2006 - Director General of GosNIIAS is S.Yu. Zheltov, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

  • 2014 - According to federal law 326-FE of November 4, 2014 State Scientific Center FGUP GosNIIAS became part of Zhukovsky Research Center.

P.Ya. Zalessky


V.A. Djaparidze


E.A. Fedosov


S.Yu. Zheltov


Institute activity milestones

1946 - 1956

  • Research into aerial gunnery, aircraft gun mounts and sights.

  • Research into bomb sight and gear, bomb release and dispersion processes.

  • Aerial gun strength standards design guide development.

  • Tu-4 aircraft gun mount development.

  • Aircraft control and stabilization loop development for Uragan-1 and Uragan-5 air target interception systems.

  • Start of work on fighter interceptor and air-to-air homing missile (R-8) homing guidance theory elaboration.

  • The first jet torpedo (RAT-52) development.

1957 - 1966

  • Integrated research in the areas:
    - 2-nd generation air-to-air missiles (R-13, R-40, R-23 etc.);
    - air-to-surface missiles (KSR-2, KSR-5, X-23, X-28, X-58, X-22B);
    - air defense missiles (Dal, Kub).

  • Integration of weapon aiming and navigation equipment into navigation attack system (Su-24 Puma system).

  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation methodology and system development.

  • Integration and optimization of guided weapon operational modes for MiG-25, MiG-23, Su-17M4, Su-24 aircraft and Mi-24 helicopter.

  • Investigation of mechanic, acoustic and thermal effects on avionics and weapons.

  • Initiation of research on anti-submarine warfare.

  • Initiation of research on aircraft system combat survivability.

1967 - 1976

  • Combat aircraft system concept, type and fleet structure definition.

  • Computer technologies for airborne equipment integration into a unified system for aircraft control in combat modes (fully digital aircraft).

  • Laser illumination and television guidance systems R & D (participation in Projector and Kaira systems development).

  • Aircraft control system development based on hardware-in-the loop simulation for precision weapon-carrying Mig-27K, Su-24M and Su-17M4 aircraft.

  • R&D under MiG-29 and Su-27 programs. Helmet-mounted target designation system, coherent airborne radars and third generation K-73, K-27, K-27E air-to-air missiles research and development.

  • Airborne digital computer software development automation.

  • Mathematical model development for Buk, S-300 and Tor SAMs efficiency assessment.

1977 - 1986

  • MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters development and tests supported by hardware-in-the-loop simulation.

  • K-77 missile radar seeker bench test development.

  • R&D for concept and composition definition of the USSR nuclear triad air component and its efficiency assessment.

  • X-55 missile concept definition. X-55 control system development and testing supported by hardware-in-the-loop simulation. X-55 flight mission preparation system development.

  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulator development, Tu-95MC and Tu-160 flight test support and combat mode simulation.

  • Su-25 navigation attack system development.

  • R&D of the second generation Mi-28 and Ka-50 helicopter weapon systems.

  • Aircraft and missile airborne equipment thermal-barometric-vibration load tests.

1987 - 1996

  • Development of hardware-in-the-loop simulator for Su-27IB (Su-34) avionics development and testing.

  • New weapon systems development under MiG-21bis upgrade program for India. MiG-21bis hardware-in-the-loop simulator construction in Bangalor (India).

  • Cooperation with Sextant Avionique (France) under MiG-AT program.

  • KARAT flight data control, recording and processing system development.

  • Launch of efforts in the field of civil aviation (air traffic management and control; information technologies).

  • Il-96M/T long-range aircraft avionics development in cooperation with Rockwell Collins (USA).

  • National automated system development for new generation machine readable passport and visa documents processing and control (AS MSPV) for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

  • Selection as a prime contractor for the Federal Target Program 1996-2005 National Technology Base project

1997 - 2005

  • Study on AI-assisted high precision guidance systems (automatic pattern identification and recognition).

  • Participation in X-555 conventional missile optical correction system development and its optimization in a hardware-in-the-loop simulator.

  • KAB-500S satellite-guided bomb optimization during hardware-in-the-loop simulation and flight tests.

  • MiG-29SMT weapon control system optimization in a hardware-in-the-loop simulator.

  • Advanced frontline aircraft system external design and concept development.

  • Integraph prototyping simulator development for T-50 aircraft combat mission algorithm optimization.

2006 - 2016

  • MiG-29K/KUB carrier-based aircraft avionics optimization in a hardware-in-the-loop simulator for India.

  • Advanced aircraft special mode algorithm and software development.

  • Advanced aircraft hardware-in-the-loop simulator development.

  • Research on civil aviation integrated modular avionics.

  • Participation in MC-21 medium-range aircraft development program:
    - prototyping simulator development, pilot-cockpit system interface optimization;
    - MC-21 aircraft Electronic bird and Iron bird avionics simulators development.



- GosNIIAS - 2010-2015