Irkutsk aviation Works on October 4 will put the Air Force (IAF) Russian first 6 combat training Yak-130, told reporters on Wednesday the head of the press service of the Western Military Area Colonel Andrei Bobrun.
"Fourth of October 2012 the first batch of the new combat training Yak-130 will make a flight from the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant in Boris Gleb on the airfield aviation training center of the Air Force. First 6 aircraft passed all required flight tests and in real time one hundred percent ready for the long-term hop in the Voronezh region ", — he said.
Bobrun recalled that before 2015, "Irkut" for the Russian Air Force will deliver 55 aircraft. The respective contract the Defense Ministry, and the company "Irkut" signed in December 2011. Municipal programm arms for 2011-2020 provides for the purchase of 65 of these machines.
Yak-130 is a key component of the training complex, which includes an integrated system of impartial monitoring, educational computer classes, flight simulators and special. Plane allows up to date and increase the qualifications to teach pilots and zabugornyh Russian combat aircraft generation "4 +" and "5".