Irkut-2012: on the rise

Training aircraft Yak-130

Corporation "Irkut" ramping up supplies for the Russian Air Force

The last in 2012 as a whole was an unqualified success for the Russian defense industry. On the record numbers of external supplies of weapons and special equipment in December, said Russian President Vladimir Putin. One of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of combat aircraft both for export and for the needs of the Ministry of Defence is JSC "Corporation" Irkut "(part of" United Aircraft Corporation "). By the twentieth of December last, the Corporation "Irkut" to report the successful completion of supply of the state defense order in 2012. In those days it was fundamentally important contract signed with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus has put this country in combat training Yak-130.

Already on December 19 last year, the official press release of JSC "Corporation" Irkut "quoted the president of the Corporation Oleg Demchenko:" Our company has fully complied with the obligations under the state defense order of 2012. " On the same day the pilots aviation training center of the Russian Air Force was distilled three Yak-130 aircraft from the airport of Irkutsk aviation plant — branch of JSC "Corporation" Irkut "- to the place of their permanent home in the city of Boris Gleb.

In December 2011, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and JSC "Corporation" Irkut "signed a contract for the supply of 55 Russian Air Force trainer aircraft Yak-130. In March 2012, the Company signed a contract stipulating the supply of 30 Russian Air Force Su-30cm. According to the JSC "Corporation" Irkut ", in 2012, the Corporation has put the Air Force 15 Russian trainer aircraft of the new generation of Yak-130, and two multi-purpose fighter Su-30cm.



Su-30cm. Press and Information Office Corporation "Irkut"


It is noteworthy that as December 19, 2012 signed a contract to supply the Ministry of Defence the second batch of Su-30cm in the amount of 30 aircraft. Oleg Demchenko said: "The high professionalism of the corporation, efficient large-scale production, the effective interaction with the leading enterprises of JSC" UAC ", working with suppliers under long-term contracts — all this allows us to timely and high-quality public and fulfill export contracts."

"Our company has long worked on exports. But we purposefully prepared to supply new cars Russian Air Force, as the build planes for their homeland — the main task of aircraft manufacturers, "- said the head of JSC" Corporation "Irkut".

Corporation "Irkut" in the end of last year, was the author of a very important event in the defense industry. As part 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 "for delivery in 2015, four trainer aircraft Yak- 130.



Yak-130 — access to basic flight mode. Photo from 


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. The Republic of Belarus is the first CIS country to procuring the Yak-130.

As has been said, "Industrial Weekly", a double combat training aircraft Yak-130 is developed by JSC "Yakovlev Design Bureau. Yakovlev "(part of the JSC" Corporation "Irkut") and is commercially available at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. Yak-130 was the world’s first training-combat aircraft of the new generation, which allows up to date train pilots for combat aircraft generation "4 +" and "5". Yak-130 is developed by order of the Russian Air Force and meets the current requirements of the international market. The aircraft is designed for both training and combat training of flight crews and combat use and adverse weather conditions on the ground and air targets. total weapons load on nine sites external suspension can reach 3000 kg.



Hangar storage of Yak-130 training aircraft Sts flight crew training center named after VP Chkalov Russian Air Force. The next two aircraft have hull numbers "33" and "34", two central — board numbers "31" and "36", two long — hull numbers "32" and "44". Boris Gleb, 08.12.2012 (c) Les Poliakov / The Russian newspaper /


In addition, the Yak-130 — Russia’s first production aircraft built entirely using "through" digital technology. Their use could reduce labor by 40%, reduce manufacturing cycle by 25-30%, improve build quality, reduce the cost of setting up equipment, and create a base for high-volume production. The advanced aerodynamics, avionics new generation, the latest onboard systems and powerplant provide: high efficiency of training and combat use, high level of safety, low cost of flight hours and the life cycle. Aircraft performance and maneuverability of the Yak-130 are similar to that of modern fighter aircraft flying at subsonic speeds. plane will allow for the advanced level to solve the problem of training pilots for Russian and foreign military aircraft generation "4 +" and "5".

The Yak-130 is a major component of the training complex of the Russian Air Force, including an integrated system of objective control, educational computer classes, aerobatic and specialized training equipment. The aircraft features excellent maneuverability and advanced avionics complex characteristic of the latest combat aircraft, as well as high reliability and long life. The Yak-130 is the world’s only training aircraft with aerodynamic configuration and flight characteristics of subsonic flight, similar to modern jet fighter. reprogrammable flight control system allows pilots in a short time to learn and improve their skills in piloting modern combat aircraft Su and MiG, etc. It is also noteworthy that based on the Yak-130 can be designed light attack aircraft, and the degree of unification of educational and combat the impact of options expected to be as high as 90%.

Another aircraft "hit" the Corporation "Irkut" has become in the past year was the Su-30cm: two fighters fall "Irkut" BBC Russian
. President of JSC "Corporation" Irkut "Oleg Demchenko said:" We have worked for many years for export, and have now started to supply aircraft to the Motherland. Nine of our Yak-130 is already flying in Sts training center, and today we pass the first two Russian Air Force Su-30cm. This is — a historic event for our team, for the company "Sukhoi" for all "United Aircraft Corporation".

Chief of Military Training and Research Center of Russian Air Force "Air Force Academy named after Professor NE Zhukovsky and Gagarin" Alexander Harchevsky, who was present during transmission technology, said: "Su-30cm will improve the combat capabilities of the Russian Air Force." The famous military pilot who for many years headed the Center for the deployment and retraining pilots of the Air Force Chkalov with experience in this type of piloting fighters, said the possibility of the Su-30cm for the simultaneous detection and defeat multiple targets and its maneuverability.

"It is important that the aircraft is already in mass production and will be delivered to the Air Force are not isolated instances, and squadrons," — said Maj. Gen. Harchevsky.

Multi-purpose fighter Su-30cm is a further development of the family of combat aircraft such as the Su-30MK. The specialists of JSC "Sukhoi" fighter adapted to the requirements of the Russian Air Force radar systems, telecommunications and public recognition, ejection seat, and a number of support systems. Also, changes in the structure of weapons.

The contract for the supply of troops in 30 multi-role fighters Su-30cm in 2015 between the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and JSC "Corporation" Irkut "was signed in March 2012.

"Industrial Weekly" wrote that the Su-30cm program has become one of the nation’s engineering "hits" this year. Perhaps the most significant professional event in the industry on the eve of the Day of Machinist eotgo became the first flight of the Su-30cm, developed by JSC "Sukhoi" and designed for the Ministry of Defense of Russia. According to the joint while the official press release of the Corporation "Irkut" Su-30cm in its first flight, piloted by test pilots JSC "Sukhoi": the commander of the crew — pilot test class 1 Sergei Kostin, navigator — honored test-navigator of the Russian Federation Pavel Malovechko. The flight lasted two hours and took place without any problems.

As has been stated most senior executives Defense Ministry figures, the Armed Forces of the modern double super-maneuverable Su-30cm significantly increases the combat power of the Russian Air Force. Moreover, the technical capabilities of the aircraft can reach a higher level of training of pilots, which is especially important in view of the increase in purchases of military aircraft of the new generation.


"Scientific and Production Corporation" Irkut "holds a leading position in the Russian aircraft industry. The company accounts for about 15% of Russian arms exports. Corporation "Irkut" produces combat aircraft Su-30 and Yak-130. The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation for the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. appropriated JSC "Corporation" Irkut "the title of the best exporter in the category" Aircraft (aircraft). " Over the past 10 years, the company’s revenue has increased more than three times. The order book of the Corporation "Irkut" at the beginning of June 2012 is approximately $ 7 billion of revenue in 2011 exceeded $ 1.6 billion (IFRS). It is based on the export of multi-purpose fighter Su-30MK and 2011 — trainer aircraft Yak-130. Corporation as the lead singer is actively working on the implementation of the main long-term project of the aviation industry in the Russian segment of civil aviation — the creation of a family of short-medium range aircraft MS-21.

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