Algeria has become one of the first Russian operator of the newest training aircraft Yak-130. Corporation “Irkut” back in 2011 gave the first 16 aircraft worth $ 200 million to the armed forces of Algeria, reports military-informant.com.
Algerian military leadership of the country based on the experience gained by the military in Syria and Libya, where he actively used combat training aircraft L-39, became interested in the shock of the new training version of the Yak-130.
It is assumed that the Yak-130 will receive a number of upgrades to be able to perform tasks in the air and on the ground. In particular the integration of radar SCP-01 Scipio is assumed. This radar is a development of company Mectron in partnership with the Italian Selex-Galileo, it is operating in “air-to-air” and “air-land”, including offshore operations.