This May Russia will start deliveries of Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Senior Vice-President of Irkut Corporation, Vitaly Borodich.
“In May deliveries of Yak-130 jets to Bangladesh will be started. A total of 16 aircraft will be delivered to the customer,” Borodich said at Aero India-2015 airshow.
Yak-130 is the two-seat next-generation operational trainer designed for pilot training and combat missions performed under normal and severe weather conditions. The jet is capable of destroying ground and air targets.
This aircraft demonstrates the parameters close to advanced fighters at subsonic speeds in terms of aircraft performance and maneuverability. That is why it is used for training of future pilots of “4+”-generation and fifth-generation fighters. Moreover, it may be operated from unpaved runways.