Bangladesh plans to buy 24 Rus­sian jet train­ers

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

Bangladesh is plan­ning to buy 24 Yak130 Mit­ten jet train­ers on $1 bil­lion credit from Rus­sia, Rus­sia’s state arms ex­porter Rosoboronex­port said. “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 Yak130 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). He added that ne­go­ti­a­tions on Yak130s are due to be­gin later this spring.

The Yak-130 is a highly ma­noeu­vrable air­craft with an ex­tended range of about 2,000 kilo­me­tres and a max­i­mum speed of 1,060 kilo­me­tres per hour in level flight.

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