Russian Air Force receives three more Yak-130 advanced trainer jets

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Russian Air Force receives three more Yak-130 advanced trainer jets
The Russian Air Force Academy in Krasnodar in south Russia has received a batch of three advanced Yakovlev Yak-130 (NATO reporting name: Mitten) combat trainers in accordance with the 2017 state defense procurement program, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.
A RusAF Yak-130 advanced trainer jet
(Credit: UAC)
"The planes have been accepted by the aviation engineering service and flight personnel on the ground and in the air, respectively. The assembly of the planes, the operation of all their systems and mechanisms and their compliance with the declared operational capabilities were checked during the acceptance tests," the press office said.

The Russian Air Force Academy in Krasnodar has received Yak-130 planes annually since 2013. In all, more than 80 planes of the type have been delivered.

The Yak-130 is a new-generation two-seat jet-propelled combat trainer designed for combat training. The plane can be also used to attack aerial and ground targets in all weather conditions.

The plane’s operational and maneuvering capabilities make it close to advanced fighter jets in the subsonic regime. This allows the Yak-130 plane to train pilots for 4+ and 5th-generation aircraft.
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