JSC IRKUT Corporation, (a part of JSC United Aircraft Corporation) handed over 3 Yak-130 combat trainers of the second batch to the Russian Air Force.
On November 20, pilots of the Russian Air Force training center completed the transportation of three aircraft by air from Irkutsk aviation plant (branch of JSC IRKUT Corporation) to the base aerodrome in Borisoglebsk city. The first 6 Yak-130 aircraft manufactured by JSC IRKUT Corporation arrived on October 5 and 9 respectively are actively operated at the training center.
55 Yak-130 combat trainers delivery by 2015 to the Russian Air Force is provided by the contract signed in December 7, 2011 between the Russian Ministry of Defence and IRKUT Corporation.
Yak-130 Combat Trainer, developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau – an IRKUT Corporation company, was chosen as the main aircraft for basic and advanced training of Russian Air Force pilots. Yak-130 can provide top-class pilots training to handle Russian and foreign-made combat aircraft of the generations “4+” and “5”. Yak-130 aircraft is the basic component of the training complex including integrated system of the objective control, educational computer classes, flight and specialized training apparatus.
State trials of Yak-130 with weaponry included have been successfully completed in December 2009.
In 2011 IRKUT Corporation finalized the export delivery of a batch of Yak-130 aircraft.