Russia has started the delivery process of the first batch of Yakovlev Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft (NATO reporting name Mitten) to Bangladesh, reports UNB.
Though the delivery process, according to Russian News Agency—TASS, scheduled to start on September 17, sources at Shah Amanat International Airport on Sunday night said they have seen the landing of three Yakovlev Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft among the first batch of six.
The source said the aircraft were seen here landing at Shah Amanat International Airport along with a carrier aircraft that carried the YAK-130 for Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). The plane allows training pilots in flying four-plus and fifth-generation combat aircraft, Russian media report.
The shipping of the first Yak-130 consignment to Bangladesh was scheduled to start on September 17, with six aircraft out of the 16 ordered planes to be delivered.