In the pre-war years, a problem arose in the Soviet Union: each flight design bureau, each flight test center had to solve technical problems that arose in the process of work alone.
Instead of combining the efforts of leading specialists into a single bureau, where it would be possible to solve the most complex problems faster and more efficiently, each structure had to act exclusively independently. To reverse this situation, a letter was sent to Joseph Stalin, in which it was proposed to create a single scientific center responsible for the methods of flight tests and research.
It was proposed to empower such a center with the capabilities to support the OKB, to conduct the most important research in the field of creating aviation techniques.
Stalin reacted positively to the initiative, and in 1941 the Flight Research Institute appeared in the Soviet Union, which became known as the Gromov Flight Research Institute.
About 1,5 thousand specialists began to work at the new institute, having been transferred from other structures and organizations related to aviation technology and its testing. The Institute began to solve ambitious tasks, which ultimately led to the creation of the latest aviation facilities with unique characteristics.
LII named after Gromov for 80 years in the service of the country: