Dec 29, 2013
Russian Military Plans to Order More Yak-130 Combat Trainers
The Russian air force is planning to order an additional batch of new Yak-130 combat trainers because demand for the aircraft is growing.
The current contract with Russia’s Irkut aircraft corporation stipulates the delivery of 55 Yak-130s to the air force. A total of 42 aircraft have been delivered so far.
The Russian air force would soon form a new aerobatics team flying Yak-130s. The Yak-130 Mitten jet trainer/light attack aircraft is a subsonic two-seat aircraft developed by the Yakovlev design bureau.
The plane has been chosen as a basic aircraft for Russian air force pilot training. The first deliveries of the aircraft started in 2009.