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Bangladesh will learn to fly. Armed forces of the country will acquire 24 aircraft Yak-130

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Rosoboronexport special arms exporter of Russian weapons and the Ministry of Defense of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh signed a contract for the YN-24 training and combat aircraft. As it became known to Kommersant, the deal was concluded in the fourth quarter of 130, its value amounted to about $ 2013 million, and the purchase is made on account of a loan allocated by Russia to Bangladesh in January of 800. The first aircraft are expected to be handed over to the customer next year.


Rosoboronexport CEO Anatoly Isaikin spoke about signing the contract to Kommersant (see the interview in Kommersant on January 27). The head of the arms exporter did not name the exact amount of the transaction, but a Kommersant source close to the company clarified that it was about $ 800 million, and the transaction was finalized in the fourth quarter of 2013. “The planes will be acquired as part of the state loan,” the source added to Kommersant, recalling that agreements on allocating $ 1 billion from Bangladesh from the Russian budget to Bangladesh were reached during a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed in the Kremlin last January.

Sources of Kommersant working in the system of military-technical cooperation, called the allocation of the loan "geopolitical gesture", which "will demonstrate our interest in promoting weapons to the markets of South Asia. "Kommersant’s interlocutors then suggested that the republic’s main interest would be directed to Mi-171 and Mi-17V5 helicopters, BTR-80 armored personnel carriers, Tanks T-72, as well as Su-27, Su-30MK2 and MiG-29SMT fighters.

Options for the supply of these types of weapons could be implemented, a Kommersant source close to the Russian special exporter is recognized, but then the wishes of the Ministry of Defense of Bangladesh would then go beyond the scope of the loan, and Moscow did not provide additional allocations. Because of this, the military had to revise the list of special equipment several times, until the total cost of weapons was exactly $ 1 billion. As a result, aviation of the constituent parties agreed on the purchase of the Yak-130 as a kind of intermediate option: due to their tactical and technical characteristics, aircraft of this type are capable of solving several problems at once. “They will be able to train pilots on them and, if necessary, conduct combat operations,” the source said.

According to the vice-president for marketing and external relations of the Irkut corporation (it includes the Yak-130 manufacturer - the Irkutsk Aviation Plant) Vladimir Sautov, the equipment of these aircraft will be basic: the English-speaking cockpit equipment was the only wish of the customer. According to preliminary information, the plant will be able to begin deliveries of the first batch of aircraft to the customer already in 2015.

“With this purchase, Bangladesh will close the need for combat training aircraft for many years,” says Andrei Frolov, editor-in-chief of the specialized magazine Arms Export. “You can learn how to manage fighters of various generations with the Yak-130.” In his opinion, in the coming years, the Bangladeshi military will be able to purchase a batch of used MiG-29 or Chinese F-7 (analogous to MiG-21, produced in China) in order to retrofit its armed forces with heavy fighters and apply the skills gained through Yak- 130.

It should be noted that the Irkutsk Aircraft Building Plant is now loaded with orders through the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation - in particular, the contract from 2011 for the supply of 65 aircraft of this type is in progress. In December of the same year, the first export contract for the supply of 16 aircraft to the armed forces of Algeria was executed, and in 2013, the production of the first 36 units of the Yak-130 for the Syrian Air Force began. However, as Mr. Isaykin assured Kommersant, they have not yet entered the country.
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 29 January 2014 07: 08
    +3
    and the purchase is made against a loan granted by Bangladesh to Russia in January 2013.


    Very nice, we lend, we deliver airplanes and after some time we forgive the debt at the expense of RUSSIA.
    History repeats itself to disgrace.
    One plus is to stake out the training aircraft market there.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 29 January 2014 07: 32
      +1
      Why monkey YaKi? sell them an AN-2 inexpensively, all the same, regional planes need to be changed, but they will even learn to fly ...
      1. sledgehammer102
        sledgehammer102 29 January 2014 08: 57
        +5
        Quote: The same LYOKHA
        Very nice, we lend, we deliver airplanes and after some time we forgive the debt at the expense of RUSSIA.
        History repeats itself to disgrace.


        As far as I understand, the debts of these countries to the USSR were forgiven, the conditions for the return of which are not specified in the contracts. Well there, you will not repay the debt, you will return the enterprise, etc. None of the countries accepted all those debts to the USSR as debts and was not going to pay either the USSR or the Russian Federation.

        By the way, on the example of the same Iraq, debt forgiveness came back to us with very fat contracts for oil development and the purchase of weapons.

        Now, the lending conditions are likely to be different, I hope.
      2. Gluxar_
        Gluxar_ 29 January 2014 15: 31
        +1
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        Why monkey YaKi? sell them an AN-2 inexpensively, all the same, regional planes need to be changed, but they will even learn to fly ...

        These are the degenerates who dishonor Russia, or the provocateurs who act on behalf of the "degenerates".

        Bangladesh is like four Ukrainians or a country more populated than Russia. Many "downs" do not even imagine how the world actually works, they are smart enough to divide everything into the Russian Federation against the USA and NATO, as well as some China ...
    2. Gamdlislyam
      Gamdlislyam 29 January 2014 09: 09
      +5
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      and the purchase is made against a loan granted by Bangladesh to Russia in January 2013. Very nice, we lend, we deliver airplanes and after some time we forgive the debt at the expense of RUSSIA.

      Dear colleague Aleksey, this is the practice of the bourgeois world. If you know the history of the VAZ plant, then remember how ours acquired this plant. There, Italians also provided the USSR with a loan, and they already purchased a plant for it.
      In this case, something else is important, under the loans they purchased from us aircraft, and not from the Chinese or Anglo-Saxons.
      The same is with Hungary. They signed a contract under which they were given a loan. And at the same time, the example minister of Hungary sent away dissatisfied NATO leaders (read the Anglo-Saxons).
      But, besides the supply of the Yak-130, Rosatom will build a power unit in Hungary. And this is an economic link to Russia.
      The Government of Russia has money. We have a surplus budget. Part of the money is pledged to Western banks, or purchased government bonds, but only at 2%. Credit is provided at 5-8%.
    3. Russ69
      Russ69 29 January 2014 10: 23
      +1
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      Very nice, we lend, we deliver airplanes and after some time we forgive the debt at the expense of RUSSIA.

      Forever, the same nagging. With whom and what to receive. If the amount of loans, sometimes exceed the GDP of countries.
      And forgives debts, not only the Russian Federation. Back in 2000, at the G400 summit, a decision was made to write off part of the debts to some weak and developing countries. The total debt of all these countries is 300 billion, of which 10 were written off. Of course not at a time, but for 20 or XNUMX years.
      The essence of the loan ... The loan is designed for several years and during the year they can rake out a certain amount. Moreover, all orders for the production of equipment are carried out, after the advance payment, at their own expense already. Payments on a loan begin after receipt and reception of a technician. And since all this is designed for 5-7 years, it turns out that Russia risks not 1 lard, but at times a smaller amount and there is always the opportunity to slow down if payments are delayed ...
    4. Gluxar_
      Gluxar_ 29 January 2014 15: 28
      0
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      and the purchase is made against a loan granted by Bangladesh to Russia in January 2013.


      Very nice, we lend, we deliver airplanes and after some time we forgive the debt at the expense of RUSSIA.
      History repeats itself to disgrace.
      One plus is to stake out the training aircraft market there.

      This is exactly what all the countries of the world are doing, which, though, increase their influence and get preferences for their people. Nobody ever forgives anyone for nothing. Debts are written off only to those countries which cannot actually pay them back, in exchange for political and other concessions. This is called financial dependence, one of the most effective levers of pressure on a foreign state.
      Once Russia was a debtor, and conditions dictated to us. And as soon as we paid all the debts, we got back our sovereignty. Hence the many changes of the last period.
    5. alone
      alone 29 January 2014 19: 02
      +1
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      One plus is to stake out the training aircraft market there.


      Let me clarify. If your fears about loans come true, it turns out that the market will be staked out by free training aircraft.
  2. Denis
    Denis 29 January 2014 07: 21
    +5
    We just rejoiced. They clicked on the Czech nose, we know who they are, friends with the L-39 and its modernization, and most importantly the thieving Italians. First, together with Yakovlev Design Bureau, they developed a combat training machine, then they refused. Only Alenia Aermacchi M346 was just completely random similar to YAK-130
    1. Gamdlislyam
      Gamdlislyam 29 January 2014 08: 44
      +1
      Dear colleague Denis, the glider, yes, is really identical. The documentation of Yakovlev Design Bureau was handed over to them in accordance with the contract. But the inside of the M346 is different. It complies with NATO standards, that is, Anglo-Saxon. The Anglo-Saxons have their own Hawk, and therefore they are not allowed to promote a competitor.
  3. Yarik
    Yarik 29 January 2014 07: 35
    -2
    The same LESHA Today, 07:08 New
    and the purchase is made against a loan granted by Bangladesh to Russia in January 2013.


    Very nice, we lend, we deliver airplanes and after some time we forgive the debt at the expense of RUSSIA.
    History repeats itself to disgrace.
    One plus is to stake out the training aircraft market there.



    Very nice, I already at the beginning of the article realized that we are again talking about acquiring at the expense of our own loan. BANGLADESH. Does anyone really hope for a loan return?
  4. DMB87
    DMB87 29 January 2014 07: 42
    +3
    Not so simple.

    Gazprom (through its subsidiary Gazprom International) signed a contract with the PetroBangla Bangladeshi oil and gas corporation to drill ten gas wells, which will increase gas production in Bangladesh to 56 million cubic meters per day.
  5. Flibustiero
    Flibustiero 29 January 2014 08: 09
    +1
    And the Poles are buying an Italian clone! :)
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 29 January 2014 08: 26
      0
      Good morning everybody hi
      In this whole story, I am interested in one question.
      Solvency, Bangladeshi states. What will they pay?! If only to sell and there .......... it will be seen.

      Next
      quotation-Special exporter of Russian weapons "Rosoboronexport" and the Ministry of Defense of the People's Republic of Bangladesh signed a contract on 24 combat training aircraft Yak-130.

      They threw "friends" from Bangladesh.

      Bangladesh reduced the number of purchased Yak-130 aircraft due to budget savings
      Under a contract that Bangladesh has entered into with Rosoboronexport, the Irkut Corporation will deliver Yak-16 combat training aircraft to the South Asian republic of 130, a military diplomatic source said.

      The budget allowed the republic to issue a contract only for 16 aircraft of this type, ITAR-TASS reports. Recall that initially Bangladesh intended to buy an 24 aircraft.
      http://www.military-informant.com/index.php/airforce/4625-1.html
    2. Denis
      Denis 29 January 2014 10: 01
      0
      Quote: Flibustiero
      Poles buy an Italian clone!

      Who would doubt it! Yes, they are ready with their hands to run around the field and buzz like an airplane, if only not Russian
      Especially since there are avionics by NATO standards
  6. negeroi
    negeroi 29 January 2014 09: 35
    +2
    Perhaps they are not the same people. But still. How do you understand the power of the country? How are world relations developing? They feed, support, forgive, pay, etc. .. The United States holds the floor of the world in more than one whip. and pays a lot, lends, forgives. This is normal practice, buying friends and allies.

    Some shout that they don’t care about everything and everyone, they have to deal with themselves. Others shout that there is no former power and beauty, we must be more active. Or are they the same people? And how should it be? Here Russia is buying allies again, it’s bad, pensioners are not reporting their pension. Bangladesh will not have Jacob, will our pensioners be happy?
  7. VADEL
    VADEL 29 January 2014 09: 50
    0
    If you sell on credit, then there is a benefit in something. Time will tell.
  8. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 29 January 2014 15: 43
    +2
    Well, that Bangladesh is actively developing its Air Force, which today includes:
    8 MiG-29 (6 MiG-29С, 2 MiG-29UB), 25 on April 2013 of the year they bought 8 MiG-29СМТ;

    32 F-7, an upgraded Chinese clone of the MiG-21 (16 delivered in 2006, 16 delivered in 2013)

    10 Nanchang A-5 is the Chinese version of the MiG-19, modernized for striking ground targets (in all, 1989-1990 delivered 12, 2 crashed)
    7 L-39ZA Albatros- are used as light attack aircraft (total delivered by 8, 1 crashed in 2012 year)

    UBS / TCB
    6 Shenyang FT-6-Chinese combat training version of the Chinese clone MiG-19,
    12 Cessna T-37 Tweet, for their replacement and replacement FT-6, just bought Yak-130.
    24 Nanchang PT-6 is a Chinese clone of Yak-18, all delivered 40 (1 crashed in 2012 year)

    4 Training Helicopter Bell 206 Long Ranger
    Transport Aviation:
    4 C-130 "Hercules"
    3 An-32

    Helicopters-39
    6 Mi-171-designed for striking ground targets
    20 Mi-17 (2 are used to transport VIP persons)

    13 Bell 212