Bangladesh Gets Yak-130 Combat Trainer, Agustawestland AW139 Rescue Helicopters

  • Our Bureau
  • 03:57 PM, December 7, 2015
  • 6058

Bangladesh Air Force received Yakovlev Yak-130 multi-role helicopter and Agustawestland AW139 search and rescue helicopter on Sunday.

The Yakovlev Yak-130 is a subsonic two-seat advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft or lead-in fighter trainer.

The AW139 is a 15-seat medium sized twin-engine search and rescue helicopter developed by Italy’s AgustaWestland.

Bangladesh had signed a deal with Russian state arms export agency Rosoboronexport to buy 24 Yak-130 trainers developed by the Irkut Corporation.

The deal was signed in 2013, according to Rosoboronexport head Anatoly Isaikin in an interview with Russia's ‘Kommersant’ newspaper.

Bangladesh also signed a deal to purchase two AW 139 helicopters, which will be used by the BAF to perform maritime search and rescue (SAR) operations and other utility missions, says AgustaWestland's website. 

Also Read

Thales To Build Communications satellite For Bangladesh

November 11, 2015 @ 01:17 PM

Russia to Loan Bangladesh $1 Billion To Purchase 7 Mi-171 Helicopters

August 25, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Bangladesh Coast Guard To Receive Four Fincantieri OPVs

July 3, 2015 @ 03:13 PM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS