The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation in the coming two weeks will conclude with the aircraft manufacturer "Irkut" contract for the supply of training and combat aircraft Yak-130. On this, as reported by RIA Announcements, said Air Force Commander RF Alexander Zelin said. Under the terms of a promising deal, the Russian Air Force will have to get 65 aircraft, delivery which will end in 2017. The amount of the contract Zelin did not elaborate.
In the middle of October 1 first deputy defense minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Sukhorukov said that because of the prolonged this year to sign contracts with enterprises of the defense-industrial complex, the implementation of the agreements, the state defense order in 2011 postponed to 2012 year. Namely, it was about the supply of the Yak-130, and the third and fourth sets of regimental anti-aircraft missile systems S-400.
The Russian Defense Ministry in the current year for a long time failed to agree on the cost of defense products with this industry. Price 65 Yak-130 was estimated at 30 billion rubles. It was planned that 11 cars will get Russian Air Force until the end of 2011. First, in September the head of "Irkut" Alexei Fyodorov said that to ensure the timely delivery of Yak-130 can be converted and transferred to the Air Force 6 aircraft, previously destined Libya.
Double combat training plane Yak-130 designed by the Yakovlev design bureau commissioned for the Russian Air Force pilot training front-line aircraft, fighter pilots and fifth generation. The Yak-130 has the highest maneuverability, can reach speeds up to 1060 kilometers per hour and is equipped with modern avionics. In the combat equipment of the Yak-130 can carry missiles, bombs and gun pods weighing up to 3 tons.
Zelin told also that the Department of Defense wants to purchase a "Irkut" 28 Su-30cm. The contract will be concluded in 2012. In the same year, the Russian Air Force expect to receive the first two aircraft. According to Zelin, a clear number of fighters to be bought at the "Irkut" is not defined.