Combat Effectiveness of Yak-130 Enhanced

  • Our Bureau
  • 08:28 AM, August 30, 2015
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Irkut has demonstrated Yak-130 trainer aircraft fitted with laser rangefinder intended for visual identification of ground and surface targets and measurement of slant range to them at the MAKS-2015.

Russia has upgraded the the Yak-130 (tail number 01)in a bid to showcase it as not just a trainer but also as a light attack aircraft to its foreign customers.

According to a press statement on Aug 28, the presence of the laser range finder allows for combat use of the Yak-130 in difficult terrain (mountains, gorges), improve the accuracy of determining the coordinates of the operational objectives and the application of existing nomenclature aircraft weapons.

Yak-130 can carry guided and unguided weapons, which allows using the aircraft, both during training and in combat missions.

The total mass of the combat load stored at nine external hardpoints - 3000 kg. The open architecture avionics enables you to extend the range of weapons by looking airborne weapons of Russian and foreign developments.

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