Thursday, September 28, 2023

Iran receives first Yak-130 trainer aircraft from Russia

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.

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.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more



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