Bangladesh Plans to Buy 24 Yak-130 Russian Jet Trainers

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  1. Daredevil

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    LANGKAWI (Malaysia), March 27 (RIA Novosti) - Bangladesh is planning to buy 24 Yak-130 Mitten jet trainers on $1 billion credit from Russia, Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday.

    “Bangladesh has a whole list of arms it wants, but so far that is a state secret. I will reveal one little secret: The purchase of Yak-130 warplanes is a very significant subject of negotiations between Russia and Bangladesh,” Rosoboronexport Deputy Chief Viktor Komardin said at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (LIMA-2013) that opened in Malaysia on Tuesday.

    He added that negotiations on Yak-130s are due to begin later this spring.

    Russia granted Bangladesh a $1 billion credit during the Bangladeshi prime minister’s visit to Moscow in January.

    Some 20 Russian companies are taking part in LIMA-2013, which has been held since 1991, including top aircraft manufacturers and the state-owned United Industrial Corporation (Oboronprom), which produces helicopters, aircraft engines and air defense systems.

    The Yak-130 is a highly maneuverable aircraft with an extended range of about 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) and a maximum speed of 1,060 kilometers per hour (600 miles per hour) in level flight. It can carry a combat payload of up to 3,000 kilograms (6,600 pounds).


    The Yak-130 has been chosen as a basic aircraft for Russian Air Force pilot training. First deliveries began in 2009.

    Bangladesh Plans to Buy 24 Russian Jet Trainers | World | RIA Novosti
     
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    I have 1 question should Bangladesh try something (of course this is hypothetical) but what IA troops are available to defend?
     
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    Previously the requirement was speculated to be 10 of these subsonic trainer jets, but has now ballooned to 24.

    Yakovlev(Yak)-130 has the following specifications :

    General characteristics :
    Crew: 2 pilots
    Length: 11.49 m (37 ft 8 in)
    Wingspan: 9.72 m (31 ft 10 in)
    Height: 4.76 m (15 ft 7 in)
    Wing area: 23.52 m² (253.2 sq ft)
    Empty weight: 4,600 kg (10,141 lb)
    Loaded weight: 6,350 kg (14,000 lb)
    Max. takeoff weight: 10,290 kg[32] (22,685 lb)
    Powerplant: 2 × Progress AI-222-25 turbofan, 2,500 kg (5,512 lbf) each

    Performance :
    Maximum speed: 1,050 km/h (644 mph)
    Cruise speed: 887 km/h (551 mph)
    Stall speed: 165 km/h (103 mph)
    Range: 2,546 km (1,582 miles)
    Service ceiling: 12,500 m (42,660 ft)
    Rate of climb: 50 m/s (10,000 ft/min)
    Wing loading: 276.4 kg/m² (56.60 lb/sq ft)
    Thrust/weight: 0.78

    Armament :
    9 total. 1 on each wingtip, 3 under each wing, and 1 under fuselage. Loads can be a mix of modern russian weapons.

    Also, Yakovlev (Russian player) and Aermacchi (Italian player) developed 'Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master' a transonic trainer as joint venture, using the Yak-130 as their basic design.

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    Virendra
     

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