Bangladesh ordered 24 Russian Yak-130 light fighter jets worth $800 million in the final quarter of last year, according to Kommersant.
The planes are to be fitted with English-language cockpits and delivery is scheduled to begin next year.
The Yak-130 is a lightweight subsonic trainer aircraft designed to mimic the cockpit and handling capabilities of Russia’s more advanced fighters. The plane can also be configured to carry a small payload of ground attack and air-to-air weapons.
The Russian Air Force is planning to order an additional batch of new Yak-130 combat trainers because demand for the aircraft is growing, according to RIA Novosti. The current contract with Russias Irkut aircraft corporation stipulates the delivery of 55 Yak-130s to the air force
Russian combat trainer Yak-130 is eyeing the Indian fifth generation fighter training market with flying characteristics which mimic the PAK-FA fighter which India has signed up to co-produce with Russia. India's current advanced fighter training needs are met with the Hawk 100, an aircraft optimised for western aircraft such the Eurofighter Typhoon and potentially the Rafale
One of the most eagerly awaited aircraft at next weeks Paris Air Show is the Yak-130 combat trainer. It is the worlds first advanced jet trainer which can double up as a light tactical fighter capable of day/night ground attack operation
JSC Irkut Corporation has handed over the first batch of six Yak-130 combat trainers to the Russian Air Force. Pilots of Borisoglebsk training center completed transported the three aircraft from Irkutsk aviation plant to the base aerodrome in Borisoglebsk city
Irkut, the Russian aircraft maker, today said that it is ready to carry out a previously signed contract with Syria for delivery of the Yak-130, if the Kremlin approves. Russia and Syria had earlier signed a $550 million contract with Syria for the delivery of 36 Yak-130s
Russian aircraft maker Yakovlev will showcase its Yak-130 Mittentrainer/light attack aircraft at the Farnborough International Air Show. Yakovlev will be among 55 Russian companies, including 19 defense industry firms, to attend this year’s airshow
Russian-made Bangladesh Air Force Yak-130 combat trainer crashed at Lohagora in Chittagong with no casualties. The aircraft crashed at 3
A Bangladesh Air Forces F-7 fighter aircraft has crashed into Bay of Bengal after taking off from the Zahurul Haque base in South eastern city of the country. The pilot of the F-7 fighter, Flight Lieutenant ‘Tahmid, is reported missing, Chittagong airports manager Wing Commander Nur E Alam was quoted as saying by bdnews24
The Bangladesh Navy will add two new submarines to its naval fleet by 2015, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced yesterday. “Inshaallah, two submarines will be added to the naval force by next year,” she said while awarding National Standard to BNS Osman at Naval Berth in Chittagong
Russia plans to launch the Yak 152 a light aircraft with trainer and combat roles to compete with the Embraer Super Tucano, Pilatus and Beechcraft planes. Taking advantage of the growing market for light trainer aircraft which have been adapted to reconnaissance and combat roles such as the Super Tucano , the Pilatus PC-7 and PC-9, Russias Irkutsk Aviation Plant has announced plans to launch two samples of the light Yak-152 trainer in 2015
Bangladesh Air Force has asked Agustawestland for two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. The helicopters will be operated by the Bangladesh Air Force to perform maritime search and rescue (SAR) and other utility missions and are expected to be delivered by the end of 2015
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