“December 6 2015 of the year at Bangabandhu airbase (Bangabandhu) took place the solemn ceremony of putting into service of the Air Force of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh of the first batch of Yak-130 combat-training aircraft. The aircraft were developed by OKB Yakovlev Design Bureau and built by Irkut Corporation PJSC (as part of the KLA), ”the release says.
It is noted that "the contract for the supply of aircraft Yak-130 was signed in 2013 year, and the first batch of vehicles delivered in the fall of this year." In total, 16 aircraft must be delivered to Bangladesh (14 - in 2015 and 2 - in 2016 g).
“Launching the next generation of combat training aircraft will increase our training and combat capabilities. We hope for a further increase in the fleet of Russian aircraft in the future, ”the press service of the Bangladesh Air Force representative Ashraf Farukh quotes.