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    According to the Irkut Corporation, the Russian Aerospace Forces have received over 60 Yak-130 combat training aircraft since 2010.

    SINGAPORE (Sputnik) — The Russian Aerospace Forces have received over 60 Yak-130 combat training aircraft since 2010, the plane’s manufacturer said Wednesday.

    "Deliveries of Yak-130 aircraft to the Russian Defense Ministry were commenced in 2010, and in 2011 for export. As of the beginning of 2016, over 60 Yak-130 aircraft have been delivered to the Russian Aerospace Forces, which are widely used in educational centers," the Irkut Corporation representative told reporters at the Singapore Airshow 2016.

    The Yak-130 is the world's only training aircraft with the aerodynamic configuration and subsonic flight performance characteristics of modern jet fighters. The two-seat reconnaissance and light attack jet has a combat load of up to 3,000 kilograms (6,600 pounds).


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