12:00 AM, June 16, 2009
Algeria to buy 16 Yak-130  aircraft from Irkut
Russia's Irkut aircraft building corporation has agreed to supply 16 Yak-130 trainer/light attack jets to Algeria, said Oleg Demchenko, Irkut president, at Paris Air Show 2009. "We will have a contract with Russia's Defense Ministry for 62 aircraft, and we will supply 16 Yak-130 planes to Algeria. Besides, applications for 150 Yak-130 have been received, about which we hold talks with Rosoboronexport," Oleg Demchenko said. Demchenko said the first Yak-130 to be delivered to Russia's Air Force in July is undergoing flight tests in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on the Volga. "The first two planes from the Algeria contract are in the final assembly," Demchenko said. Demchenko also said Irkut would complete the delivery of Su-30 Flanker-C fighters to Algeria in 2009.