Irkut Corporation for the first time demonstrates Yak-130 equipped with laser ranger at the MAKS-2015 airshow

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Irkut Corporation (UAC member) on MAKS-2015 static display represents for the first time Yak-130 combat trainer with a laser rangefinder designed for visual recognition ground and surface targets, and measuring the slant range to them.

Yak-130 (tail number 01) was improved by the Yakovlev design bureau, a part of Irkut Corporation, in order to increase combat efficiency of the aircraft to be used as trainer and light combat aircraft as well.

The laser range finder allows for Yak-130 combat use in difficult terrain (mountains, gorges), improves accuracy of determining operational objectives coordinates and application of existing aircraft weapons nomenclature.

Yak-130 can carry guided and unguided weapons, which allows using the aircraft for training and combat mission. Combat payload at 9 hard points up to 3,000 kg. Open avionics architecture allows integration of various available and perspective Russian and foreign made weaponry.

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