Bangladesh eyeing purchase of 10 Russian Yak-130 aircraft

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    Bangladesh Eyeing Purchase Of 10 Russian Yak-130 Aircraft




    Dhaka, Feb 15 (bdnes24.com) -- Bangladesh is eyeing possible purchase of 10 Russian-made Yak-130 lead-in fighter trainer aircraft, a news report said on Wednesday.
    Russia's official news agency Itar-Tass in a Singapore-datelined report said on Wednesday that talks were at the initial stage.

    "Bangladesh has a big budget, more to it, a state loan might be used," president of Russia's aircraft building corporation Irkut Alexei Fyoforov was quoted as saying by the agency.

    Fyoforov reportedly said the market capacity for Yak-130 aircraft might reach 2,500 planes till the year 2020.

    "We hope to grip from 25 to 30 percent of this market," he was quoted as saying.

    The Yakovlev Yak-130 (NATO reporting name: Mitten) is a subsonic two-seat advanced jet trainer/light attack aircraft or lead-in fighter trainer (LIFT) developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau.

    Development of the plane began in 1991, and the maiden flight was conducted on April 26, 1996, the report said.

    In 2005, it won a Russian government tender for training aircraft, and in 2009 the first planes were put into service in the Russian Air Force.

    As an advanced training aircraft, the Yak-130 is able to replicate the characteristics of several 4+ generation fighters as well as the fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50, it said.

    It can also perform light-attack and reconnaissance duties, carrying a combat load of 3,000 kilogrammes.

    The report could not be independently confirmed.


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    Got to agree this is a great buy!!

    IAF should have gone for these rather the Hawks. The Yak-130s are quite cheap compare to other Advanced trainer in the market.

    Yak-130 carry enough payload to be used for ground attack role too.


    10 Yak130 hardly cost around 200million max!!!

    Maybe the loan is for their 1Billion deal with Russia for arms. Bangladesh Govt is planning to spend a lot of money to modernize its Military.


    There is no way they can reach that goal. Heck, They cant even reach of selling atleast 1000 aircrafts.

    Most of the nations with affordable military spending are developing their own Trainer aircrafts. Trainer Jets are test beds for developing thier own aircraft. Its a stepping stone by most nations in developing a fast jet design and manufacturing capability.

    Russians themselves are still needed to place an huge order, right now there are only few fly way units with them.
     
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    Why is Bangladesh spending so much? What threat do they have in this region? are they considering India as threat & building their Military.....I know this is just a training aircraft & its their internal matter and decision to build strong defense.
     
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    Is it better than JF-17??

    As pak is owner of JF-17. They can gift few to bangla brothers, as part of islamic thakedari
     
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    looks like SU-25 frogfoot

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    You just question and answered yourself :p

    Its not just a Trainer Aircraft, but also can be used for Ground attack roles. A perfect replacement for their aging Nanchang Q-5 fleet.

    The Yak-130 could carry the same payload has the A-5s could.

    Surprisingly, They still didn't shown any kind of interest in acquiring JF-17s :taunt:

    They have thier own MRCA deal under evaluation, The aircraft included are F-16s, Gripen, Su-30 and MiG-29SMTs. It seems BAF might induct 30 MiG-29SMT versions.
     
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    I presume it is firstly an image enhancer internationally to have operationally ready forces.

    secondly, they must be having some Threat Analysis that guides them to be armed and ready!
     
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    The Yaks were not there when we ordered first batch of Hawks. If we had ordered Yaks after the first batch of Hawks, IAF would have become a bigger chaos with so many types of multi-national aircraft. The reason why Hawks won the tender again was simply to introduce some sanity into IAF training squadrons; the maintenance engineers would have been the happiest that we didn't go for another type of jet.

    YAK-130s came only in 2010.


    They don't have a choice but to keep their nationals motivated. Fighting against us is useless even if some fanatic mulla comes to power there. So they have to forget that and aim for Burma. Burmese have a military budget 4 times theirs and with the new MiG-29SMs they got, they'd be a pretty tough opponent for the Banglas incase things got rough.


    The Yaks are really capable birds. They'd easily sell to countries like Vietnam, Venezuela etc who are arming fast.
     
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    I don't understand why are they planning to get Su-30s. It would destroy their defense budget. Forget the MKIs even the basic Su-30s would kill their defense budget entirely. MiG-35s and Gripens would be safer bets but if they had a sensible commander, he'd think of S-400 SAM systems criss-crossing their nation like a blanket.

    Jets won't really do them any good but drain their resources faster. Even Burmese are far to powerful for Dhaka to handle, let alone us.
     
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    Why not Bangladesh do defense pact with India,u know attack on Bangladesh is attack on India. in return of unconditional support
     
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    Even I have thought of this many times. :noidea:

    Bangladesh is a lucky nation. It is in such a secure location, they are fortunate.
     
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    They will be lucky if they export 200. The only market for it is CIS states and their usual clients. They have to compete with Hawks, T-50, L-15, the cheaper K-8, L-159 and the M-346. It is more expensive than most.
     
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    bangladesh would be better off spending money on flood defenses.
     

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