"The first four aircraft Yak-152 pilot batch in accordance with the state contract should be made at the Irkutsk aircraft factory before 30 June 2016 of the year", - leads him to the words "Military Industrial Courier".
The representative of the military-industrial complex noted that the prototype consisted of two Yak-152 aircraft for the flight test program, one for ground-based life tests and one for ground-based statistical tests.
Also source in aviation industry said that "the start of mass production of the Yak-152 from 2017 is quite real."
"Today, the aircraft plant in Irkutsk is preparing for the mass production of long-haul aircraft MC-21, compared with the production volume of which, the labor-intensiveness of the production of Yak-152 airplanes is a relatively small share," he said.
According to the source, "the Yak-152 aircraft is needed, in particular, to replace the Yak-52 type aircraft, which currently number 339 copies, of which less than a hundred are in good condition."
Earlier, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov reported that the Russian Ministry of Defense plans to purchase about YN-150 152 aircraft for the Russian Air Force.
This aircraft with a resource of at least 10 thousands of hours and 30 thousands of landings, maximum flight altitude - 4000 m, flight range - 1400 km and maximum speed of horizontal flight - 300-320 km / h, is created according to the results of the competition of the RF Ministry of Defense, which was held in 2014 year