Guy Ilyich Severin was appointed the Chief Designer.

All test services were reorganized in independent departments. A Research and Test Department for high-altitude equipment and LSS (department No.11) and a Department for strength tests and testing of emergency escape, rescue and survival means (department No.12) were set up.

Experimental works on creation of BERKUT, a special full pressure suit for extravehicular activity (EVA), as well as the Volga air-lock chamber for EVA.

The State flight tests of the KKO-5 oxygen equipment set for fighter pilots were run.