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08:50 AM, April 18, 2016
Irkut To Supply 30 Yak-130 Trainers To Russian Aerospace Forces By 2018

The Russian Defense Ministry and Irkut Corporation have signed a contract for the supply of 30 Yak-130 combat training aircraft to the Russian Aerospace Forces before the end of 2018, the ministry’s press service said Sunday.

"In accordance with the terms of the contract, 30 Yak-130 aircraft will be transferred to the Aerospace Forces before the end of 2018," Sputnik reported citing a statement by the press service.

The respective contract was signed by Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov and Irkut Corporation President Oleg Demchenko, the statement specified.

The Yak-130 is the world's only training aircraft with the aerodynamic configuration and subsonic flight performance characteristics of modern jet fighters. The two-seat reconnaissance and light attack jet has a combat load of up to 3,000 kilograms (6,600 pounds).

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