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Russia Eyes Further Yak-130 Purchases

Dec. 30, 2013 - 02:33PM   |  
By JAROSLAW ADAMOWSKI   |   Comments
A Yak 130 takes part in a flying display
Russia plans to purchase more Yak-130 trainers, seen here at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2012. (Adrian Dennis / Getty Images)
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WARSAW — Russia’s Air Force commander announced plans to sign a contract for the for a further batch of Yakovlev Yak-130 jet trainers in 2014, reported local news agency ITAR-TASS.

Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said the Defense Ministry aims to “purchase a large batch” of the aircraft, but he did not specify the exact amount of the planned order.

Under the existing deal, the Russian military is to receive a total of 55 jet trainers from Irkutsk Aviation Plant by 2015. Since deliveries began in October 2012, 42 aircraft have been supplied to the Russian Air Force.

The two-seat subsonic jet trainer was designed by Russian aircraft design and manufacturing company Yakovlev. The Yak-130 has a maximum speed of 1,050 kilometers per hour and a range of some 2,000 kilometers, according to data released by the manufacturer. The jet trainer has a service life of 10,000 hours.

Set up in 1932, Irkutsk Aviation Plant is a subsidiary of Moscow-based Irkut Corporation.

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