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Irkut to supply 16 Yak-130 planes to Algeria
« on: June 17, 2009, 04:51:41 PM »
Irkut to supply 16 Yak-130 planes to Algeria
LE BOURGET, June 15 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Irkut aircraft building corporation has agreed to supply 16 Yak-130 trainer/light attack jets to Algeria, the company's head said at the 2009 International Paris Air Show.

"We will have a contract with Russia's Defense Ministry for 62 aircraft, and we will supply 16 Yak-130 planes to Algeria. Besides, applications for 150 Yak-130 have been received, about which we hold talks with [Russian state arms exporter] Rosoboronexport," Oleg Demchenko said.

Demchenko said the first Yak-130 to be delivered to Russia's Air Force in July is undergoing flight tests in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on the Volga.

"The first two planes from the Algeria contract are in the final assembly," Demchenko said.

Demchenko also said Irkut would complete the delivery of Su-30 Flanker-C fighters to Algeria in 2009.

"We have completed contracts for Malaysia - 18 planes. This year we are completing the delivery of planes to Algeria and continuing the delivery of planes and technological components to India," he said.

Irkut's exports in 2007 were about 20% of Russia's total armaments exports. In line with current contracts with India, Malaysia and Algeria, the corporation has shipped some 40 Su-30 MK fighters.



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