Bangladesh Buys Russian Combat Training Jets Worth $800M

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    Bangladesh Buys Russian Combat Training Jets Worth $800M | Defense | RIA Novosti

    14:26 28/01/2014

    MOSCOW, January 28 (RIA Novosti) – Bangladesh ordered 24 Russian Yak-130 light fighter jets worth $800 million in the final quarter of last year, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday.

    The deal was paid for with a loan extended by Moscow to the country a year ago, the director of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said in a separate interview published by Kommersant on Monday, without disclosing the deal’s price tag.

    The newspaper said Tuesday that the sale was worth $800 million, citing unnamed sources in the defense industry. The planes are to be fitted with English-language cockpits and delivery is scheduled to begin next year.

    The Yak-130 is a lightweight subsonic trainer aircraft designed to mimic the cockpit and handling capabilities of Russia’s more advanced fighters.


    The plane can also be configured to carry a small payload of ground attack and air-to-air weapons.

    Russia has targeted South Asia as a growth market for arms exports. The country delivered a refitted aircraft carrier, the INS Vikramaditya, to India earlier this month and is in the process of supplying Vietnam with six advanced attack submarine

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    33 milion $ per unit for a subsonic trainer?? @p2prada why this high cost?
     
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    That's how much they cost.

    The Saudis are getting into a 800 mil deal for 22 Hawks.
     
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    But T 50 attack variant and the tejas come around the same cost.
     
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    The trainer contracts come with servicing, training, maintenance and so on. LCA and T-50 costs you are quoting are unit fly away costs.

    The basic unit costs for Yak-130 is around half what you quoted earlier.
     
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    Good to see them following India's lead and not going for yankee jets.
     
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    Russians will sell something to Burma soon.
     
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    Lets not forget that US and India are on the opposing sides in Bdesh. Also Al Qaeda has called for a jihad in Bdesh.
     
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    Al Qaeda calls for jihad everywhere its nothing new, in the end its Al Qaeda that ends up being 'jihaded'
     

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