MOSCOW, April 18 (UPI) -- Russia's Irkut Corporation has signed a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry for the suppy of 30 Yak-130 aircraft for the country's Aerospace Forces.
The planes are to delivered by the end of 2018, state-owned Sputnik News said, quoting the ministry's news service.
The Yak-130 is a training aircraft with the aerodynamic configuration and subsonic flight performance characteristics of modern jet fighters.
It can also be used as a reconnaissance and light attack jet. It has a maximum speed of 648 miles per hour and a combat radius of 345 miles.