As reported by RIA Announcements, referring to the statement of Colonel Igor Konashenkova (Head of info and news services Defense), Alexei Fedorov (president of the enterprise "Irkut") and Anatoly Serdyukov (Defence Minister) signed a contract for the purchase of 55 trainer aircraft type YAK-130 for the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation. The estimated contract price is still kept secret. It is clear only that the data avia to be delivered until 2015.
It should be noted that Alexander Zelin (Commander of the Russian Air Force), in early November 2011 assured that by the end of the year Defense purchase Yak-130 in an amount of 65 units. Complete delivery of these machines will end in 2017. The amount of this transaction is $ 30 billion. rubles. The remaining 10 aircraft (training) department RF purchase after 2015. Based on the state programs from the arms 2011-2020, department must obtain 65 units Yak-130.
It is understood that Yak-130 was designed to order Air Force Design Bureau. Yakovlev for tactical aircraft pilot training and 5th generation fighter pilots. Yak-130 can develop a speed of up to 1060 km / h, has a higher maneuverability, and equip the new avionics. When fighting equipment, this plane capable of carrying bombs, rockets and gun pods, the total mass of 3 tons.