In Russia produced several trainer aircraft Yak-130 to Syria under an agreement signed in 2011, but the final decision about their delivery has not yet made, said the Russian official source June 20, writes en.rian.ru.
«Indeterminate» number of aircraft built at the factory «Irkut» under a contract for the supply of 36 CF $ 550 million U.S. dollars. «Planes are outside the assembly shop and expect a political solution,» the source said, without disclosing the precise amount of the Yak-130. Aircraft made until just before the level of gliders and not yet equipped engines and avionics, the source added. «If there is a positive decision, spices gliders equip engines and airborne equipment, then they will be delivered to the customer,» the source said.
Earlier this month, the newspaper «Kommersant» said Our homeland has already received an advance from the Syrian side in the amount of $ 100 million for the delivery of the first six aircraft. Russian officials have said that the country will not supply offensive weapons to Syria, but would make treaties «defensive weapons.»
Yak-130 is designed to train pilots and can be resettled manageable instrument of class «air-surface», including guided missiles and bombs.
Our homeland has said it will supply Syria with anti-ship missiles shore «Yakhont» and anti-aircraft missile systems. Western countries have criticized Russia for the supply of military equipment to the Assad regime, but Moscow assertively declares that all arms deals with Damascus are legitimate and do not violate international law.