The Ministry of Defence of Belarus signed an agreement with the Russian Corporation "Irkut" contract for delivery in 2015 of four trainer aircraft Yak-130. This is stated in a press release, "Irkut". According to the press release, Belarus became the first country in the CIS, bought the Yak-130.
Russian trainer aircraft interested in Belarus in 2009. In November 2011, the pilot of an inspector from the Air Force and Air Defense of Belarus Vladimir Nichiporchik performed on the Yak-130 orientation flight. In January 2012, the portal reported Naviny Belarus plans to buy Russian trainer aircraft in the next two years.
The press release states that "within the framework of the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus on the development of military-technical cooperation from December 10, 2009 in Minsk, a contract was signed between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus and JSC" Corporation "Irkut" (part of " United Aircraft Corporation ") for the delivery in 2015 of four trainer aircraft Yak-130.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Belarus Yu.V.Zhadobin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus A.A.Surikov, director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation A.V.Fomin Russia, the president of JSC "Corporation" Irkut "O.F.Demchenko.
Now for the Belarusian Air Force pilot training using Su-27UB and MiG-29UB and Su-25UB. In 2006, Belarus bought from Ukraine several Czech training aircraft Aero L-39 Albatros.
Yak-130 is designed for training pilots of both Russian and foreign military aircraft of the "fourth" and "fifth" generation. The aircraft can reach speeds up to 1060 kilometers per hour and to overcome up to 2000 kilometers. In service with the Yak-130 can stand missiles and bombs of various types, and gun pods weighing up to three tons.
Apart from Belarus, the Russian Yak-130 ordered by Algeria, Syria, Vietnam and Libya.