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).
Pilots of the 116th Guards Assault Air Force Base and Air Defense of the Republic of Belarus carried out missile launches from the Russian-made Yak-130 combat training aircraft. During the exercise, R-73 air-to-air guided missiles were launched and hit the designed target, an Irkut statement said today
Bangladesh Air Force received Yakovlev Yak-130 multi-role helicopter and Agustawestland AW139 search and rescue helicopter on Sunday. The Yakovlev Yak-130 is a subsonic two-seat advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft or lead-in fighter trainer
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
Russia will deliver an additional batch of six Yak-130 combat training aircraft to Myanmar, Mikhail Petukhov, a deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Sputnik. "In December 2016, a contract was signed with Myanmar on delivery of an additional batch of six Yak-130 combat training aircraft," Petukhov said on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow-2018
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