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Friday, April 10, 2015

Bangladesh Takes Delivery of Yak-130 Jets

Yak-130Russia will deliver 14 Yakovlev-130 aircraft to Bangladesh this year and two more next year, according to Oleg Demchenko, president of Irkut Corporation, which builds these twin-engine weaponized jet trainers.

The contract with Bangladesh was signed last year and includes options for 10 more aircraft. The jets are being financed through a one-billion-dollar credit arranged by the Kremlin on the base of sovereign guarantees.

Bangladesh is the third export customer for the Yak-130, which features a re-programmable flight control system able to emulate behavior and handling qualities of various types. It has a secondary role as a light attack aircraft.

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