The Russian Ministry of Defense will sign two government contracts for the supply of 46 Su-30SM2 and Yak-130 aircraft by the end of this year. This was announced on Wednesday, August 12, by the head of the department Sergei Shoigu.
“We have made a decision and will sign this year in addition to the existing two government contracts worth more than 100 billion rubles, according to which 21 Su-30SM2 fighters and 25 Yak-130 combat training aircraft will be built,” Shoigu said during a meeting with representatives industry, quoted by TASS.
The minister also noted that the next contract will be related to the repair of Su-30 aircraft. Its amount will be 7.2 billion rubles, it will be concluded in 2021.
In addition, Shoigu appealed to senior officials in the aircraft industry. The minister called for reducing the cost of a flight hour and building work on the basis of full life cycle contracts, and also warned that the execution of contracts will be tightly controlled. Upon detection of violations of their terms, contracts will be terminated.
On January 29, it was reported that Vietnam and Russia signed a contract for the supply of Yak-130 combat training aircraft worth more than $ 350 million.
In November 2019, the head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Yuri Slyusar, said that the company had begun modernizing the Yak-130, which would increase its combat characteristics.