Combat-Capable Yak-130 Completes Maiden Flight

The combat-capable variant of the Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced jet trainer/light-attack aircraft has made its maiden flight. The flight took place on the 21st August and lasted for 40 minutes. The combat-capable version of the Yak-130 has been developed for the export market. To date, Algeria is the only foreign customer for the Yak-130, with 16 aircraft on order and deliveries due to begin in 2010. Russia plans to purchase up to 200 Yak-130 advanced jet trainer aircraft with an initial procureme...
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