The delivery of 16 Yakovlev Yak-130 combat trainers to Bangladesh will begin on September 17, state corporation Rostec General Director Sergei Chemezov told reporters during his visit to the Irkutsk Aircraft Plant.
"The first Yak-130 batch will be dispatched to Bangladesh on September 17 - six out of 16 vehicles envisaged by the contract will be delivered. We have seen planes being prepared for shipment in the plant's workshops," Chemezov said. He was visiting the Irkutsk Aircraft Plant together with Russian Presidential Aide Igor Levitin and acting Irkutsk Region Governor Sergei Yeroshchenko.
Earlier reports said that Russia and Bangladesh had signed a contract for the delivery of 16 Yakovlev Yak-130 combat trainers. Prior to that, Irkut Corporation supplied 16 Yakovlev Yak-130 planes to the Algerian Air Force.
The next-generation two-seater combat trainer Yakovlev Yak-130 was designed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau of Irkut Corporation for training pilots and for destroying airborne and ground targets under normal and complex weather conditions.
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