Russia to Deliver 6 Additional Yak-130 Aircraft to Myanmar

© Irkut CorporationRussian-made Yak-130 trainer/strike aircraft
Russian-made Yak-130 trainer/strike aircraft - Sputnik International
SINGAPORE (Sputnik) - Russia will deliver to Myanmar an additional batch of six Yak-130 combat training aircraft, Mikhail Petukhov, a deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Sputnik.

"In December 2016, a contract was signed with Myanmar on delivery of an additional batch of six Yak-130 combat training aircraft," Petukhov said on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow-2018.

Earlier in the day, Vladimir Kozhin, the Russian presidential aide for defense industry cooperation, told Kommersant newspaper that Myanmar will receive these jets in 2018.

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The Defense Ministry of Myanmar signed its first Yak-130 purchase contract with Russia in June 2015.

In March 2017, Petukhov said at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA-2017) that Russia had completed the delivery of the first batch of Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to Myanmar.

The Yak-130 is the training aircraft with the aerodynamic configuration and subsonic flight performance characteristics of modern jet fighters. The aircraft has been developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau.

© SputnikYakovlev Yak-130 Combat Trainer
Yakovlev Yak-130 Combat Trainer - Sputnik International
Yakovlev Yak-130 Combat Trainer

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