The Ministry of defense of Russia have signed a contract for the provision of 150 Yak-152 new-generation primary trainer aircraft developed by Yakovlev Design Bureau, a part of Irkut Corporation.
At the moment the plant in various stages of readiness are three of the Yak-152.
The aircraft is being developed for the Russian Ministry of Defence, paramilitary sport organisation DOSAAF (Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Fleet), and other organisations of the Russian Federation.
The aircraft is intended to provide primary pilot training, professional selection and occupational guidance for future pilots of military fighter aircraft. It will be included into the UTK-Yak training complex, which consists of the Yak-130 combat trainer, computer display classrooms, PC-based procedural simulators, and functional simulators.
The Yak-152 trainer aircraft will have a length of 7.72m, wing span of 8.82m and a height of 2.47m. The maximum take-off weight will be 1,320kg and it will can carry a maximum fuel load of 200kg. It features a monocoque fuselage made up of four longerons.