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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Russia
Another four Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft delivered to Russian Air Force
Russia’s Aerospace Force has received a batch of four Yakovlev Yak-130 (NATO reporting name: Mitten) combat trainers, the press office of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation said. The Yak-130 combat trainers were manufactured by the Aircraft Plant in Irkutsk in East Siberia in accordance with the state defense order, the press office added.
Another four Yak 130 combat trainer aircraft delivered to Russian Air Force 640 001The Russian Air Force took delivery of four more Yak-130 Mitten combat trainer jets
(Credit: Peter Gronemann)
"The planes with ‘red 40-43’ registration numbers will join the Krasnodar Higher Military Aviation School’s 200th Training Air Base in Armavir [in south Russia]," the press office said.

"The base in Armavir was the second to receive Yak-130 combat trainers. As of today, the base operates 34 planes of this type," the press office said.

"Earlier, another 42 Yak-130 combat trainers were delivered to the Krasnodar Higher Military Aviation School’s base in Borisoglebsk [in central Russia]," the press office added.

According to the press office, the Yak-130 combat trainer is designed for basic and advanced training of the operators of advanced and future warplanes, including supermaneuverable fighter jets.

This is the first combat trainer in the world, which has the same aerodynamic design and operational capabilities as the fourth- and fifth-generation warplanes in the subsonic regime.

Earlier, the Aircraft Plant in Irkutsk delivered six Sukhoi Su-30SM (Flanker-C) fighter jets to the Defense Ministry, with four planes designed for the Russian Knights aerobatic team and two intended for the 31st Fighter Air Regiment based at the Millerovo airfield in the Rostov Region in south Russia.
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