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Irkut plans to increase the combat power of the Yak-130

The President of the Irkut Corporation, Alexei Fyodorov, announced plans to increase the power of the Yak-130 combat aircraft, which, after modernization, will in fact become a multi-purpose fighter in a mini-version, writes FederalPress. According to Alexey Fedorov, the corporation is currently negotiating with a number of countries on the supply of this vessel.

“We plan to install on the aircraft an optical-electronic control system weapons, to enable the use of infrared, thermal imaging, television, laser weapons, - said the President of "Irkut". - We plan to install a radar by another stage. It seems to me that this plane will be very much in demand. It is significantly cheaper to operate than a multi-purpose fighter, but its capabilities are practically the same. ”

As Alexey Fedorov said, the Yak-130 is of interest to the countries of the African continent, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and South America. At the same time, he refused to name the specific states with which negotiations are being held. “Delegations regularly come to us, I think that major contracts will appear in the near future,” said the head of Irkut.

At the same time, he declared the corporation’s readiness at any moment to begin supplying the aircraft to Syria as soon as the relevant permits from the Russian government come. “We know that the contract has been concluded, and we will be ready to fulfill it as soon as we receive instructions. We hope that, despite the very difficult political situation, this contract will not break, ”said Alexey Fedorov.

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  1. Pharao7766
    Pharao7766 23 July 2012 11: 30
    As they say cheap and cheerful. Not everyone can afford expensive cars, but this one is also good in terms of characteristics.
    And about Syria, it was high time to send (in the version of the attack aircraft it is desirable) am
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 23 July 2012 11: 57
      Quote: Pharao7766
      (preferred as an attack aircraft)

      Who knows, maybe it is!
      1. dreamer
        dreamer 25 July 2012 13: 17
        If my memory serves me, then on the basis of the Yak-130 the Italian (I can be mistaken) analogue is already actively sold ... winked We, Russians, first create competitors for ourselves, earning "kopecks", and then investing "rubles" we begin to fight them. Strange methodology and business economics belay
  2. ivansaxonov
    ivansaxonov 23 July 2012 11: 35
    Better let them deliver to the Russian Air Force, but more :)
    1. gothic2m
      gothic2m 23 July 2012 11: 39
      Quote: ivansaxonov
      Better let them deliver to the Russian Air Force, but more :)

      So they signed a contract for the 55 130s, this year they plan to build 15 pieces
      1. Tirpitz
        Tirpitz 23 July 2012 12: 36
        Quote: gothic2m
        So they signed a contract for the 55 130s, this year they plan to build 15 pieces

        This amount is suitable for Moldova or Nepal. For the Russian Federation this is negligible.
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith 23 July 2012 14: 18
          Compared to the 90s, there is progress. And of course there are few, very few.
          1. dreamer
            dreamer 25 July 2012 13: 20
            Quote: Sith Lord
            Compared to the 90s, there is progress

            Recalls how in Soviet times they showed the growth of the USSR economy with figures of production of the Russian Empire in 1913 smile It was very clear ... laughing
    PISTOL 23 July 2012 11: 36
    I think a lot of countries will buy our Yak-130, fraternal Ukraine is also preparing to develop new, more powerful engines, soon the Yak-130 will become even cooler!
    1. yurasumy
      yurasumy 23 July 2012 12: 09
      The engine has long been developed. Back in 2006
      Only Russia stubbornly says that they do not need it. What to put on the Yak-130 engine with afterburner does not make sense. And besides everything else, the new Ukrainian engine has many advantages over the regular Yak-130 engine. (For example, there are no traction dips at altitude, which significantly increases the possibility of maneuvering. I'm not talking about afterburner). But. The UAC leadership stubbornly declares that they are not interested in this engine. That the Yak-130 afterburner is not needed (which does not fit with the stated prospect of turning the Yak-130 into a light multi-functional fighter.) By the way, the Chinese have long appreciated the prospect of a new Ukrainian engine and chose it as the main one for their L-15 (the already existing multi-purpose light fighter, created on the basis of (copied) Yak-130). The Chinese have already ordered 260 engines. That's it.
      I think that the UAC has moved because with the launch of the L-15 series, there are no prospects for the Yak-130 in foreign markets. They will overpower pride or not.
      1. Nickname
        Nickname 23 July 2012 15: 30
        Yes, who knows. Maybe not pride. Powerful engine - greater consumption of kerosene. And so he has a good range. I think the same would look nice on deck
        1. yurasumy
          yurasumy 23 July 2012 16: 39
          Yes, no consumption in afterburner mode they have the same. They just do not want to and therefore lose the market. Together, they could make a class plane a few years before the Chinese. And now I don’t know how it will be.
        2. Region-25.rus
          Region-25.rus 25 July 2012 13: 13
          The main feature of this device is that in this airplane you can simulate the behavior of many classes of aircraft - fighter, interceptor, attack aircraft, etc. ......! Those. special equipment and software acts on-board systems and conducts (rather simulates the behavior of an aircraft in the air) as if controlling a specific type of aircraft!
          This is the MAIN FEATURE of our engineers and, in general, "products" !! despite the fact that it probably costs less than some MiG-29 or Su-shki)))
          And unlike other training apparatus it is almost a full-fledged fighting machine !!!!!!

          here is more detailed -
          quote - "Remote control flight control system with the ability to reprogram the stability and controllability characteristics to simulate the behavior of a heavy aircraft and a maneuverable fighter
  4. damba
    damba 23 July 2012 12: 07
    I think the Yak-130 is a sampler of the cheap version of the strike fighter. In the future, I think a more powerful modification will be created on its basis. having both sels characteristics and the necessary electronics and weapons for a large-scale and cheaper war. And then with PAK FA YES SU-35B you do not fight for a long time.
  5. suharev-52
    suharev-52 23 July 2012 13: 29
    The aircraft should be improved and this is not surprising. Good news. It’s not necessary to give up your niche. Sincerely.