Iran’s air force reportedly received an initial batch of Russian-made trainer aircraft.
The Iranian Tasnim news agency on Saturday reported that the first two Yak-130 aircraft had arrived from Russia.
Pictures have emerged on social media of new Iranian Air Force trainers, with one parked in a hangar and the other taxiing on an airfield. Trainer aircraft will be based at 8th Tactical Air Force Base near Isfahan.
The Yak-130 is a training aircraft with the aerodynamic configuration and subsonic flight performance characteristics of modern jet fighters.
🔴جنگنده آموزشی یاک 130 به ایران آمد
🔹جنگنده آموزشی یاک 130 (Yak-130) وارد ایران شده و تصاویر نشان میدهد که این هواپیما تحویل نیروی هوایی ارتش شده است.
— اخبار امنیتی- نظامی (@Tasnim_military) September 2, 2023
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.