AVIATSIONNYI NAUCHNO-PROMYSHLENNYI KOMPLEKS MiG (ANPK MiG; MiG Aviation Scientific-Industrial Complex)
This bureau originated in GAZ-1 (factory No. 1) founded in 1893. The experimental design bureau, founded by Artem I Mikoyan, dissociated from the factory in 1939 and later became officially the Mikoyan Aviation Scientific-Industrial Complex "MiG" (the final letter indicating Mikhail I Gurevich). Currently known as A Mikoyan OKB Engineering Centre. It developed 250 projects and built 120 prototypes. More than 60,000 aircraft of MiG design have been manufactured, including 11,000 for export and MiG aircraft have at one time or another held 72 world records.
In 1995, the Moscow Aircraft Production Organisation and ANPK MiG were merged into the single state company MAPO "MiG". The original "MiG" acronym continued to be used, though MiG lost its separate legal identity and was prevented from selling its own aircraft. On 4 July 1997 the legal status of MAPO "MiG" was restored. Following a change of title, the bureau is now subordinate to RSK "MiG".
Seeking to further its aerodynamic research, MiG proposed in late 2002 to return to airworthy condition the twice-flown 1.44 technology demonstrator, subject to interest and financial contribution by engine manufacturer, Saturn/Lyulka.