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Yak-130  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): July 2009
Maiden Flight: 25 April 1996
Total Production: 296
Unitary Cost: USD$15 million
Also Known As: Mitten, Yak-133, Yak-133IB, Yak-133PP and Yak-133R
Origin: Russia
Corporations: AS Yakovlev, IRKUT Corporation and Sokol
Parent System: Yak-130
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): July 2009
Maiden Flight: 25 April 1996
Total Production: 418
Family Members: M-346 Master and M-346FT
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Description: The Yakovlev Yak-130 is a twin-seat tandem cockpit, advanced training aircraft powered by two turbojet engines, equipped with fly-by-wire controls and three multifunctional liquid crystal displays. Originally, Yakovlev developed the Yak-130 as the replacement for the L-29 and L-39 training aircraft in the Russian Air Force and foreign air forces all over the world. It is designed to provide advanced training suitable for 4th and 5th generation fighter aircraft at lower costs than those trainers it is meant to supersede. In addition, the Yak-130 features a limited ground attack capability being capable of delivering a wide range of guided and unguided weapons.

The Yak-130 was originally developed jointly by Yakovlev of Russia and Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, of Italy to meet the requirements of both countries' air forces. Both companies decided to step down the common aircraft program which led Aermacchi to develop the M-436 based upon the expertise gained during the Yak-130 program. In August 2005, Irkut, the parent company of Yakovlev, and Aermacchi signed an agreement on development of an international version of the aircraft and further versions as well.

Actually, the Yak-130 airplane developed for the Russian Air Force is an aircraft family. This family includes Yak-133 fighter, Yak-133IB fighter bomber, Yak-133R reconnaissance aircraft, Yak-133PP Jammer/Trainer, Yak-133 shipborne trainer and Yak-133 unmanned reconnaissance attack aircraft. In connection with the agreements signed on 18 August 2005, Finmeccanica's Alenia Aeronautica and Aermacchi are in partnership with Yakovlev/Irkut in the development of unmanned aerial vehicle technologies based on the Yak-130 airframe.

The Russian Air Force Yak-130/133 aircraft family will be powered by two NPO Saturn Al-222-25 turbojet engines rated at 5,510 pounds each. Coupled with the aircraft aerodynamics will allow Yak-130 to maneuver duplicating all modes of modern and advanced combat aircraft. Angles of attack of up to 40 degrees can be attained thanks to this. The engines have been designed to enable high sustained maneuver g-load, fast take off and climbing performance.

The Yak-130 can carry up to 3,000 kg of payload in nine external hard points; six under wing, one under inner fuselage and two wingtips. Bombs, missiles, targeting pods, external fuel tanks, surveillance equipment and countermeasures can be loaded onto the aircraft. The air intakes can be closed with doors when the aircraft is running on the ground allowing to take off from unprepared/dirty airfields like the Mig-29 Fulcrum. The pilot features a helmet-mounted target designation system.

From early in the 1990s, Yakovlev's Yak-130 and MAPO-MIG Mig-AT were in close competition to replace the Russian Air Force L-29/39 fleet. In 2002, the Russian Air Force selected the Yak-130 aircraft with roughly 300 aircraft to be produced through 2015. The first Yak-130 was expected to achieve initial operational capability by 2006. The next generation trainer requirement issued by the Russian Air Force calls for an airframe with more than 10,000 flight hours or over 30 years of service life.

In August 2005 Svezda company announced that the BKDU-130 oxygen generator system development was completed on the Mig-29M aircraft. The new oxygen generator system was meant to remove the oxygen bottles from Russian manufactured fighter aircraft such as the Mig-29M. Mig-29K, Mig-29KUB, Mig-AT, and Yak-130. Moreover, Svezda stated that there was an agreement between the Russian Air Force and the design bureaus Mig, Yakovlev and Sukhoi on this issue.

Yak-130 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Service Life Flight Hours: 10,000
Dimensions
Height: 4.76 meter (15.6 foot)
Length: 11.5 meter (37.7 foot)
Wingspan: 9.72 meter (31.9 foot)
G-load
Max Maneuvering Load Factor: 8 g
Min Maneuvering Load Factor: -3 g
Sustained Load Factor: 5.20 g
Performance
Ceiling: 12,500 meter (41,010 foot)
Max Range: 2,000 kilometer (1,080 nautical mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 1,000 meter (3,281 foot)
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 1,050 kph (567 KTAS)
Time
Service Life: 30 year
Weight
Fuel Load: 1,750 kilogram (3,858 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 11,020 pound (4,999 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 9,000 kilogram (19,841 pound)
Payload: 3,000 kilogram (6,614 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Yak-130 News

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017Myanmar Takes Delivery of First Three Yak-130 Combat Traning Jets
Friday, March 10, 2017Russian Aerospace Forces to Start Su-34 Modernization Program in 2018
Sunday, April 17, 2016Russian Aerospace Forces Order 30 Additional Yak-130 Aircraft
Friday, August 14, 2015Russian Air Force to Receive Roughly 150 Aircraft in 2015
Belarus Air Force Orders Four Additional Yak-130 Trainer Jets
Monday, June 2, 2014Russian Air Force Unveils 2014 Weapons Procurement Plan
Tuesday, February 11, 2014Russian Air Force New Aerobatics Team to Have 12 Yak-130 Aircraft
Tuesday, January 28, 2014Bangladesh Air Force Buys 24 Russian-Made Yak-130 Mitten Combat Training Jets
Tuesday, December 18, 2012Belarus to Receive Four Yak-130 Aircraft in 2015
Thursday, October 4, 2012Irkut Delivers First Six Yak-130 Trainers to Russian Air Force

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Algeria16
Aircraft to be delivered in 2010
YearHoldings
20106
Bangladesh24
Aircraft ordered in late 2013/early 2014 (24)
Belarus8
Belarus ordered four Yak-130 aircraft on December 18, 2012. These aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2015. Four additional aircraft were ordered in August 2015.
Libya6
Order announced in February 2010 for 12 Su-35s, four Su-30MK2s and six Yak-130s as well as S-300PMU2
YearHoldings
20126
20112
Myanmar6
Order for at least 6 Yak-130 aircraft signed in 2015
Russia200
Up to 72 aircraft on order with 12 aircraft ordered in December 2013 for a new aerobatics team
YearHoldings
202062
201777
201660
201573
201448
Dec 201342
201230
Dec 201012
Jul 20091
Syria36
Negotiations were held in September 2008 and a final contract for 36 aircraft was signed in January 2012
YearHoldings
Dec 20149

Grand Total 2967
Propulsion Systems
AI-222-25x2
Sensor Systems
Kopyo-21Ix1
Kopyo-Mx1
Osax1
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