Source Pravda.Ru

Russia to test new air-force trainer in mid-April

It's intended to start testing Russia's new Yakovlev Yak-130 air-force trainer, which can also fly combat missions, in mid-April 2004. This was disclosed to RIA Novosti today by Igor Chernichenko, spokesman for the local Sokol (Falcon) aircraft factory.

The Yakovlev aircraft design bureau was to have started testing this plane already in late 2003; however, that deadline was eventually postponed until March and April.

Our factory is not responsible for this delay, Chernichenko explained. We had trouble receiving plane accessories, he added, without going into details.

Previously, Sokol director general Mikhail Shibayev said that the Yak-130 test program would be completed over the 2004-2005 period, and that deliveries would commence already next year.

The Yak-130 jet trainer is being developed in line with a state contract, which was signed by the Yakovlev design bureau and Russia's Defense Ministry; the latter chose the Yak-130 as its basic air-force trainer.

The dual-purpose Yak-130 can be used as an air-force trainer or as a light-weight attack aircraft.

As a trainer, the Yak-130 makes it possible to effectively train pilots in short periods of time, simulating the performance of fourth-generation and fifth-generation warplanes.

Moreover, the Yak-130 can serve as a ground-attack jet, carrying up to three tons of ordnance and hitting its targets accurately enough.

The Trump administration is looking for a replacement for the American military contingent in the north of Syria. If the United States agrees with Saudi Arabia, the situation in the south of the country will become a lot more intense as Iran and Israel stand on the brink of war

Iran strongly determined to fight for Golan Heights
Comments
Russia to introduce criminal responsibility for those implementing anti-Russian sanctions
Russia delivers S-300 air defense systems to Syria?
Russia may interrupt regular flights with USA
Yulia Skripal received toxic chemical injection while in a coma, Russian embassy officials say
USSR shot down Korean passenger Boeing 40 years ago. Chronicles
Germany begs USA for release
Russia may interrupt regular flights with USA
War between USA and Russia will break out only if Americans cross Russia’s red lines
USA highly concerned about Russia's cold-blooded silence in response to missile attack on Syria
USA highly concerned about Russia's cold-blooded silence in response to missile attack on Syria
USA highly concerned about Russia's cold-blooded silence in response to missile attack on Syria
USA highly concerned about Russia's cold-blooded silence in response to missile attack on Syria
Russia to launch new minesweeper made of fibreglass
Turkey withdraws its gold from USA
The aims of the criminal bombing of Syria by the Transnational Elite and globalization
Russia may interrupt regular flights with USA
SWIFT refuses to cut Russia off, even if Washington insists
USSR shot down Korean passenger Boeing 40 years ago. Chronicles
USSR shot down Korean passenger Boeing 40 years ago. Chronicles
USSR shot down Korean passenger Boeing 40 years ago. Chronicles
Russia deprives Pacific Fleet of legendary submarines