Russia Supplies to Myanmar First Three Yak-130 Combat Trainers
(Source: Sputnik News; posted March 21, 2017)
Russia has delivered the first batch of three Yak-130 jet trainers to Myanar, and plans to deliver another three before the end of the year. A follow-on order is also being negotiated, Russian officials said at the LIMA air show in Malaysia. (Irkut photo)
LANGKAWI, Malaysia --- Russia has completed the delivery of the first batch of Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to Myanmar, the contract will be fully executed in 2017, Mikhail Petukhov, deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Sputnik.

Petukhov heads the Russian delegation at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition LIMA-2017.

"The delivery of the first batch of Yak-130 aircraft to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar was completed in 2016. The contract is scheduled to be completed in 2017," he said when asked whether the first three Yak-130 combat trainer planes were delivered to Myanmar under the contract signed in 2015.

Russia plans to deliver additional Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to Myanmar next year, Petukhov added.

"In 2018, it is planned to deliver an additional batch of Yak-130 aircraft to the country," Mikhail Petukhov, who heads the Russian delegation at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition LIMA-2017, said.

Petukhov said Russia has completed the delivery of the first batch last year and plans to fully carry out the contract in 2017.

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