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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  medo on Sat May 24, 2014 7:50 pm

    Any informations if RuAF will buy radar equipped Yak-130 too, or they will be for export only?

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    Post  TR1 on Sat May 24, 2014 9:49 pm

    medo wrote:Any informations if RuAF will buy radar equipped Yak-130 too, or they will be for export only?

    Pointless for RuAF IMO. We need trainers now, not wannabe attack birds.

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  AbsoluteZero on Thu May 29, 2014 4:18 am

    Hi guys, when I was reading an article about the Yak-130 yesterday I found out that the engines it use are Ukrainian made Progress AI-222, with the developments in Ukraine today, there is a risk of disruption with the supply of its engines.. Russia has a number of local engine makers, so cant they just make their own engines for this aircraft?

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    Post  TR1 on Thu May 29, 2014 4:51 am

    AbsoluteZero wrote:Hi guys, when I was reading an article about the Yak-130 yesterday I found out that the engines it use are Ukrainian made Progress AI-222, with the developments in Ukraine today, there is a risk of disruption with the supply of its engines.. Russia has a number of local engine makers, so cant they just make their own engines for this aircraft?


    Saluyt makes the cold section and other parts of the engine.
    Localization of the entire engine in Russia is possible, but would take some time.

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:56 pm

    The upgraded Yak-130 aircraft will start performing flights this week

    Yak-130 operational trainer will perform a test flight in Moscow Region in order to test the upgraded control system, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to Deputy CEO of Yakovlev design bureau on flight testing, Hero of Russia, Roman Taskaev.

    Yak-130 fleet was grounded after a crash occurred on April 15th 2014 near Akhtubinsk (Astrakhan Region). Both pilots have managed to eject, but one of the pilots died. The crash occurred due to control system failure.

    "We have taken delivery of the upgraded control system and its installation is in progress. We will check the compatibility of all the aircraft systems and the flights will be started next week", - Taskaev said earlier.

    He added that after successful testing of the upgraded system carried out at Gromov Flight Research Institute the new electronic circuit will be installed on all the serial Yak-130 jets manufactured in Russia. The flights of Yak-130 fleet will be resumed once the jets are fitted with the upgraded control system, the design bureau’s chief pilot explained.

    We remind you that Commander-in-Chief of the Russian air forces, Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev, said earlier that the flights of Yak-130 fleet will be resumed in July.

    The development of Yak-130 operational trainer (NATO reporting name: Mitten) was started in early 1990s by Yakovlev design bureau. The jet performed its maiden flight in 1996; in 2002 it was selected as the primary trainer of the Russian air forces. Many of its systems have quadruple redundancy, which allows decreasing the failure probability.

    The serial production of Yak-130 aircraft is being carried out by Irkutsk Aviation Plant. 48 jets have been delivered to Russian air forces so far; they are operated by the 209th Borisoglebsk airbase (Voronezh Region). A total of 65 vehicles of the type must be delivered to the customer under the existing contracts. Moreover, 16 Yak-130s were delivered to Algeria in 2011.

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  Viktor on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:57 pm

    By the end of 2014 all Yaks will be delivered  thumbsup 

    Russian Air Force received nearly all combat training Yak-130

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  Viktor on Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:59 pm

    New controls build in and tested  thumbsup 

    OKB Yakovlev: modified control system of the Yak-130 has been successfully tested

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  mack8 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:14 pm

    Viktor wrote:By the end of 2014 all Yaks will be delivered  thumbsup 

    Russian Air Force received nearly all combat training Yak-130

    So what is the situation here, only FIVE Yaks to be delivered by the end of this year to VVS? I think last year it was 20 delivered, has there been any delivered this year? The planned production for this year was apparently 25! How about the VMF Yak-130s (10 on order according to bmpd, but some newslets stated earlier VMF made an initial order for 5 Su-30SM and 5 Yak-130?), what is the situation there? Apart from the grounding problem, would this big production drop be caused by engine availability due to the ukrainian embargo? How about exports status (24 for Bangladesh, 36 for Syria, 4 for Belarus and possibly 6 for Vietnam), recent news stated 9 should be delivered to Syria this year. Thanks.

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:25 pm

    Commander in Chief of the Russian Air Force: "Yak-130 will not be further developed to light attack aircraft"

    I find it logic


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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  medo on Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:02 pm

    George1 wrote:Commander in Chief of the Russian Air Force: "Yak-130 will not be further developed to light attack aircraft"

    I find it logic


    Russian air force doesn't need Yak-130 in light combat aircraft version (single seater, twin seater), I agree here, but could be a good plane for export. There are plenty of similar planes to be replaced like A-4, F-5, MiG-21, J-22, A-5,... Today Yak-130 is excellent trainer for air force academies, but radar equipped Yak-130 trainer could serve as advanced combat trainer for combat units, where radar could be used for all weather trainings as well as for real combat trainings before pilots are enough trained for planes as Su-35 or T-50, which don't have twin seater. They could also be used for higher annual fighter pilots flight hours as flight hour in Yak-130 is cheaper than in Su-35 or Su-30SM and could simulate their flight and combat caracteristics. This also mean real fighters could be less stretched with annual flight hours.

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:26 am

    Aviation Equipment Holding Company to deliver equipment for Yak-130 aircraft worth 500 million rubles
    Russian Aviaton » Saturday August 23, 2014 12:21 MSK

    In 2014 Aviation Equipment Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will deliver state-of-the-art equipment worth 500 million rubles for Yak-130 operational trainers, the holding’s press-service reports.

    "State-of-the-art ignition exciters, filters for fuel systems, contact and oxygen units for Yak-130 jet (the aircraft is manufactured in Irkutsk since 2011) will be delivered to a customer. The major manufacturers of components for the operational trainer are Aviation Equipment’s Ufa-based enterprises", - the company noted.

    Under the contract between Aviation Equipment and Irkut Corporation signed in December 2013, six enterprises of the Holding Company are involved in production and deliveries of the equipment designed for Yak-130 jets. In particular, Ufa Research and Development Enterprise `Molniya` supplies FADEC systems for the jet’s engine and APU – ESU-222 and ERRD-14-130. This system was developed specially for the jet and it has no analogues. The Full Authority Digital Engine Control system (FADEC) manufactured by the company has the following capabilities: engine start, control of the engine in all operating modes, protection of the engine from critical parameters, control and monitoring of its systems, including vibration monitoring. The major advantage of ESU-222 is the integration of all the functions within one device. Earlier, a separate unit was required to perform each function.

    Moreover, Molniya developed ignition exciters PVF-11-1 and PVF-11-3 especially for Yak-130’s engine and APU. These ignition exciters assure ignition of fuel-air mixture during engine start. Their weight is 20% lower as compared to analogues and their service life is 3-4 times longer thanks to usage of the latest technical solutions and materials.

    Gidravlika Ufa Aggregate Enterprise supplies hydraulic fuel filters ZhKDE.061146.007 with a high degree of filtration – 5 micrometers. This high-pressure system differs from the older models with a degree of filtration of 12 micrometers, because it uses a new filter blockage indicator. Thanks to the new indicator the weight of the filter is lower by 500 g as compared to its analogues. Installation of two such systems allows decreasing the aircraft’s weight by 1 kg. In addition, the Ufa-based enterprise supplies flexible sleeves made of fluoroplastic designed for Yak-130. The sleeves are designed for connecting different units working under conditions of high vibrations. They will be used in the aileron actuation system (controls the angle of bank) as well as booster and main hydraulic systems, the company explained.

    UAPO will supply solid state igniters SP-70 for Yak-130 designed for igniting the fuel-air mixture during engine start. The operational trainer will also be fitted with Ku-30E contact unit assuring electric contact in high-voltage networks of ignition systems and a shielded angle block UE-90E providing electric contact between a high-voltage cable and a head of the igniter.

    Kotlas electromechanical plant (KEMZ) and Respirator Research and Development Enterprise supply oxygen cylinders and other equipment for the aircraft.

    In addition, Aviation Equipment developed a three-phase transformer PTS-250S designed for provision of constant power supply; Yak-130 will be fitted with this component too. The production of PTS-250S was mover from Moscow to UAPO. In July 2014 UAPO manufactured the first 100 units of the type. The planned output for 2014 is 1150 PTS-250S units; the output should reach 1500 ones in 2015.

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  mack8 on Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:52 pm

    The 3 new Yak-130 delivered are borts 51, 52, 53. No less than 10 more, including bort 54, seem also close to delivery!

    http://forums.airforce.ru/matchast/3230-ekspluataciya-dh-k-130-a-16/#post112102


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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  Mike E on Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:55 pm

    Man, they really are some good lookin' birds... The production rate also seems fast, which is always a plus.

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:53 am

    so initial order of 55 is almost completed

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  mack8 on Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:28 pm



    Loads more Yak-130 and Su-30SM images from IAPO taken yesterday here:
    http://russianplanes.net/city/Irkutsk-2_%28IAPO%29

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  Mike E on Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:22 pm

    Arms Exporter: African Countries Interested in Buying Russian Jet Trainer

    PRETORIA (SOUTH AFRICA), September 22 (RIA Novosti) – Several African countries are interested in the Russian combat training aircraftYak-130, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport's delegation head Yury Demchenko told journalists following the Africa Aerospace and Defense 2014 exhibition.
    "Preliminary analysis of the interest in the Russian MIC [military-industrial complex] on the part of the countries of the region showed a very strong tendency of readiness to buy Russian helicopters and aviation equipment, including the combat training aircraft Yak-130 and the entire line of Mil or Kamov helicopters," Demchenko said.
    In addition, there was an interest in air defense systems, including Almaz-Anteysystems, shown at the exhibition. "Particular attention was paid to the training complexes, additional learning equipment and means of application," the delegation head concluded.
    Rosoboronexport is part of state-owned industrial corporation Rostec. It is the sole intermediary agency that is responsible for import and export of the full range of defense and dual-use products, technologies and services. Rosoboronexport cooperates with more than 70 countries around the world.
    The Africa Aerospace and Defense 2014 exhibition of air, sea and land technologies took place on September 17-21. The exhibition was attended by 347 exhibitors from 26 countries and saw 40,000 trade visitors from 101 states in attendance. Pavilions of 15 countries, such as Russia, the United States, China and India were present at the exhibition.

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  Viktor on Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:13 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    2014Belarusian "Talisman" protect the Russian Yak-130

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  medo on Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:36 pm

    Viktor wrote:Nice  thumbsup

    2014Belarusian "Talisman" protect the Russian Yak-130

    Excellent news. I hope RuAF will buy Talisman pods also for Mig-29 and Su-25 planes. On Talisman pod they could still place launcher for R-73 missile an it have MAWS sensor inside. They are good choice for MiG-29K/KUB.

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  Mike E on Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:55 pm

    How come I never heard about this before?

    Russia’s Yak-152 trainer to go into production in 2016

    "The little brother" of the more complicated and expensive Yak-130 will soon be admitted to the Russian Air Force. Although the plane's technical and flight characteristics have still not been revealed, experts are confident that it will win the interest of foreign clients.

    In 2015 the Irkutsk Aviation Plant will launch two samples of the light Yak-152 trainer. Developed by the expert Yakovlev Design Bureau, which is part of the Irkut Corporation, the new trainer is destined for primary pilot preparation. The "flying desk" will be tested in 2016, after which it will go into serial production. For initial training, the Yak-152 plans to use flight professionals from the air force academies. "In the first years of training, students will learn to fly with instructors, they will learn how to execute a simple flight known as the 'pancake' and then land," a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman told RBTH. "The training will show if the student is capable of continuing flying." 


    According to the spokesman, the Yak-152 will help future pilots carry out highly skilled maneuvers and obtain experience with nocturnal flights and flights in difficult meteorological conditions. That is why the new trainer will be supplied with state of the art navigation equipment, as well as the CKC-94M emergency escape system. The Russian Defense Ministry says that not only future fighter and fighter-bomber pilots will train with the Yak-152, but also commanders, as well as co-pilots flying bombers, military transportation planes and even helicopters. "After acquiring the initial skills flying the Yak-152, students will then move on to specialized trainers," explained the defense spokesman. "For example, students wishing to fly the Su-35, the T-50 and even the fighter-bomber Su-34 will first train with the Yak-130. Pilots flying the Tu-22M and Tu-160 bombers will first hone their skills on the specially modified passenger Tu-134UBL plane."


    Light attack planes and trainers: Demand grows 

    The light training planes segment is currently going through a phase of active development. There is a lot of competition between the Brazilian Tukano and Super Tukano, as well as the Swiss PC-7 and PC-9 produced by the Pilatus Company. Many aviation construction companies are also developing and producing light trainers.

    Remarkably, in the beginning of the 2000s American Beechcraft bought the license from Swiss manufacturers to build its own PC-9s. The plane was then renamed as the T-6B Texan-2 and is now used for training pilots not only in the U.S. Air Force and Navy, but also in Canada, Israel, Germany and even New Zealand. Meanwhile, in many countries light trainers are used as attack aircraft. In particular, the Columbian Air Force has often used the Super Tukano to launch effective strikes against narcotics bases and rebel organizations. "Now, as we see, thanks to the targeting pods and the various on-board equipment for dropping satellite-guided bombs, such as the American JDAM, the trainers are becoming an inexpensive alternative to attack aircraft, capable of hitting targets without being vulnerable to anti-aircraft systems," says Anton Lavrov, independent military expert and co-author of the book The New Russian Army. “Most rebels can defend themselves during attacks from the sky with only the MANPADS (man-portable air defense systems) and firearm.

    Export prospects 


    For now it is difficult to estimate the export potential of the new Russian plane, especially since its flight and technical characteristics are still unknown. However, it will certainly arouse interest among the nations that are regular purchasers of Russian aviation technology.

    The Yak-152, besides its primary task of training pilots, could also serve as a relatively inexpensive anti-insurgency attack plane, for which there is already a big demand. Yakovlev's deputy general director of test flying, test pilot Roman Taskayev, told the ITAR-TASS news agency that "these planes should be built in great numbers and they should not be too expensive." It is the low price that must serve as the Yak-152's competitive edge on the foreign market. According to a representative of the Russian aviation industry, the Irkutsk aviation plant is now preparing construction facilities in order to begin production of the Yak-152. Interestingly enough, the new trainer will use an uncommon engine for airplane construction, a 400-horsepower diesel. The Irkutsk Aviation Plant is now receiving the technical documentation for the new plane. If everything goes as planned, by the end of the year the plant will have already produced the first construction elements, as well as the new trainer's components and assemblies.

    http://rbth.com/defence/2014/09/27/russias_yak-152_trainer_to_go_into_production_in_2016_40139.html

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:11 am

    Off Topic

    Yak-152


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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  GarryB on Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:52 am

    As its name suggests, the Yak-152 is an improved version of the Yak-52 prop driven trainer.

    Primary trainers rarely hit the news or have big articles written about them in magazines....


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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  Mike E on Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:38 am

    GarryB wrote:As its name suggests, the Yak-152 is an improved version of the Yak-52 prop driven trainer.

    Primary trainers rarely hit the news or have big articles written about them in magazines....
    Got ya... Here the article made it seem like a smaller version on the -130!

    Thanks...

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  medo on Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:43 am

    PC-9 and Tucano are more advanced trainers, because students start flying in lighter trainers before they go to PC-9 or Tucano. Yak-152 is more a basic trainer, with which students will start flying (the first engine plane flying) like Zlin or Cessna trainers. I think Yakovlev will make Yak-152 powerful enough basic trainer, that students could be able to go from Yak-152 to Yak 130 jet trainer without a need of a trainer in between like PC-9 or Tucano.

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    Re: Yak-130: News

    Post  GarryB on Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:20 am

    Agree... the old setup was Yak-52 prop basic trainer, then L-29 jet trainer, then aircraft specific trainer like the MiG-29UB or Su-27UB at an operational unit, and then on to the aircraft you are going to fly... ie MiG-29S, or Su-27P.

    The new setup with the Yak-152 and then the Yak-130, and then you go to an operational unit, but you can probably learn a lot more on the Yak-130 including multi engine management, and navigation and weapons training that the L-29 simply was not up to.

    This would mean operational trainers would be in less demand and for those that use them would need less conversion training time.


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