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Friday, September 18, 2015

New Electronics to Turn Yak-130 Jet Into Deadly War Machine

Yak 130 MittenAn advanced radio-radar system and a new optical target-acquiring and navigation complex are in development for the Russian Yakovlev Yak-130 jet fighter/trainer, KRET Company reported on Thursday.

The new equipment will allow the aircraft to attack targets beyond the operational area of enemy air-defense systems.

"Despite the fact that the Yak-130 is a small aircraft, when updated it is expected to be successfully used in a number of combat missions which traditionally involve assault fighters and fourth-generation multirole jets," KRET CEO Vladimir Mikheev said.

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