Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Rostislav Belyakov | MiG jets designer, 94

Rostislav Belyakov, 94, chief designer for the maker of MiG fighter jets, has died, the company said. The company said in a statement that Mr. Belyakov died Friday in Moscow following an unspecified illness.

Mr. Belyakov became the MiG chief designer in 1969, succeeding the firm's founder, Artyom Mikoyan, and led the development of a family of MiG fighters, including MiG-23, MiG-25, Mig-29, and their versions, which have been the backbone of the Soviet and then Russian air force. - AP

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