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Azerbaijan going to buy Russian Yak-130 jets

30 July 2014 [10:22] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijani military pilots has already conducted flights on the aircrafts, got thoroughly acquainted with technical and tactical instructions

Russia is planning to export Yak-130 (NATO code: Mitten) combat aircrafts to Azerbaijan.

Irkut company, the manufacturer of the aircrafts, told APA in this regard.

The Russian side has made a presentation of the aircraft for the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

Last year, Azerbaijani military pilots conducted flights on the aircrafts, got thoroughly acquainted with technical and tactical instructions.

“Some procedures are being carried out. We think Azerbaijan will, in near future, be among the countries that are using Yak-130 aircrafts”, said the company’s spokesperson. However, he didn’t reveal how many aircrafts Azerbaijan would buy.

Yak-130, a two-seat combat aircraft, is meant to prepare pilots for “4++” and “5”th generation combat aircrafts.

The aircraft is equipped with controllable and uncontrollable missiles. Currently, Russia, Belorus and Algeria use this aircraft.
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