On August 26 at the MAKS-2015 airshow the Ministry of defense of Belarus Republic and Irkut Corporation signed the contract on Yak-130 combat trainer delivery. Aircraft will be delivered to Belarus in 2016.
From Belarussian defense ministry the document was signed by the deputy chief of the Defense ministry Alexander Shevchenko, from Irkut Corporation – president Oleg Demchenko.
In April 2015 Irkut Corporation delivered to the Belarus Republic the first batch of Yak-130 on the contract of 2013. Irkut’s test pilots trained a group of Belarusian pilots-instructors for the Yak-130, as well.
During trainings Yak-130 performed highly accurate targets defeat, including the use of guided bombs. Once again Yak-130 confirmed its high trainer and combat efficiency.
Chief of the Air Force and Air Defense of Belarus Republic major general Oleg Dvigalev said: "mastering of Yak-130 by personnel at the Lida air base is scheduled by the end of this year. But it is already clear that this aircraft gives us the opportunity to train flight crews on a new level, as well as to perform combat missions".