Simonov made fighter jets in the current time are the basis Russian fleet tactical aircraft and military exports. When General Designer formulated the concept of super-maneuverable aircraft. Controlled by Simon, who was born October 19, 1929, were made Su-27, Su-30, Su-33 frontline bomber Sou-34, also sporting aircraft Sou-26 Sou-26M, Sou-29 Sou-31 and Su-49.
In the 1990s, under the supervision of Simon held back the creation of a fighter with swept wings Sou-47 "Golden Eagle", which became the basis for the development of the technology warplane fifth generation. April 8, 1998 Simon was awarded the title "living legend aerospace industry." Russian name of the designer is in the Hall of Fame at the State Museum of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Washington.