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February 27, 2015 at the airport of Irkutsk Aviation Plant JSC “Corporation” Irkut “He made the first flight Yak-130 for Air Force and Air Defense of Belarus.

The Belarus Air Force is starting the beginning of its operations with the new Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced trainer and light attack aircraft, although the Belorussian pilots are still in their very first phase in getting to know the aircraft.

To the Belarusian state-owned news agency Belta Chief of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Belarusian Armed Forces, Major-General Oleg Dvigalev, said the first pilots will go to Russia at the end of February to familiarize themselves with the aircraft.

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Belarus ordered four Yak-130s, of which the basis is similar to the Italian Alenia Aermacchi M-346 with whom the Yakovlev design bureau worked together in the early stages of development.