The deal is to be financed using a $1 billion credit line that was granted by Russia to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh during her visit to Moscow in January.
The Yak-130 is a two-seat, multi-role Lead-In Fighter Trainer that can be used for training, light attack and reconnaissance mission. It features a glass cockpit with advanced avionics and digital fly-by-wire.
The aircraft features a rugged design and landing gear, which allows it to land or takeoff from unpaved and unprepared landing strips. The Yak-130 specifications are:
- a crew of 2
- a length of 11.49 m
- a wingspan of 9.72 m
- a height of 4.76 m
- an empty weight of 4600 kg
- a maximum takeoff weight of 9000 kg
- a maximum payload of 3000 kg
- a maximum speed of 1050 km/hr
- a range of 2000 km
- a ceiling of 12500 m
Currently, the Yak-130 is in service with the Air Forces of Russia and Algeria. Contracts for the Yak-130 had also been signed with Libya and Syria, but are on hold due to the current situation in the two countries.
The Yak-130 basic design has been used by Yakovlev and Italy's Alenia Aermacchi to develop the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master for the Italian Air Force. Israel and Singapore have placed additional orders for the M-346 Master.