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Russian Yak-130 To Compete With Indian LCA Tejas In Malaysian Fighter Jet Program

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  1. Zarvan

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    Russian Yak 130 and Indian LCA Tejas

    Russian Yak-130 combat trainer will be pitted against the Indian LCA Tejas fighter jet for the Malaysian fighter replacement program as both have been invited to display their skills at the upcoming Langkawi International Exhibition (LIMA-2019) later this month.

    This is perhaps the first time when India’s ‘all weather friend,’ in defence procurement, Russia will be competing with New Delhi for an international sales opportunity.

    Both Russia and India will be sending their fighters to participate in the static and flying displays where Malaysian Air Force officers are expected evaluate the aircraft as part of initiatial steps in the procurement process. Also in the fray are the Chinese-Pakistan JF-17 Thunder and the South Korean FA-50 but it is not known if the latter two have confirmed their participation in the LIMA program.

    Viktor Kladov, the head of the international cooperation department of Russian state corporation Rostec, told Sputnik today that Russia would demonstrate its Yak-130 jet trainer at LIMA-2019 air show for the first time."The [Russian] United Aircraft Corporation will bring the Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to the exhibition. [The jet] will not only take part in the flight program of the exhibition, but the Malaysians will also witness its combat capabilities in a regime closed for public. One of the test pilots of the Yakovlev Design Bureau will fly the plane and show to the Malaysian counterpart all the possibilities of the Russian Yak-130 in the air," the source said.

    India, whose air force has placed an order for over 100 LCA Tejas jets is keen to sell it abroad.

    The aircraft has won admiration from international experts for its flight characteristics. Barring the engine sourced from GE, the LCA is a wholly indigenous project. The Indian jet is ahead of the Russian aircraft in some ways- its AESA radar is under advanced development, its comes with a variety of weapons including the Brahmos NG Cruise missile and air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.

    It is reliably learnt that future JF-17 presentations in international air shows will happen when the Block-III version of the jet, under development in China will be completed in 1-2 years’ time. The makers of the JF-17 are hoping to make that version a competitor to the F-16V, the later and most advanced version of the F-16.

    The LCA Tejas may be competitively priced as against the Yak-130 and Malaysia may not run the risk of US sanctions if its buys the Indian jet. However, India might still need US approval to sell its jet equipped with the American-made GE-404 engine.

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/24...in_Malaysian_Fighter_Jet_Program#.XIkXkogzZPY
     
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    if Malaysia order LCA they will took delivery when world will retiring their 10th gen fighter already :lol:
     
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    How and why would the malaysians want to look at a platform that isn't even in active service at home ?
     
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    And not even combat proven.

    Pakistan could offer a truly value-for-money, multi-role fighter aircraft, with ToT if the Malaysians need.
     
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    I think this sentence says it all. Why buy an aircraft that still need US approval? That is back to square one.

    Another thing for sure. Pakistan and China have achieved some kind of autonomous regards to RD-93 engine used on JF-17. Russian Yak-130 compete JF-17. Sane Russian will definitely block the sales of engine for JF-17 for this deal. Apparently, Russian never did that or opposed it. I guess its more of not able to rather than not exercise this option.

    https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/jf-17-to-get-a-new-engine-rd-93ma-with-9300kgf-thrust.193184/
     
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    Doubt it, Pakistan was offered a Chinese engine but opted for the Russian one, can always revert back when needed. I also not sure how they are looking to put up the Yak-130, a sub sonic jet, against the JF-17.
     
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    No why would be russians stoping that , when still they will be selling more RD93s in quantity , its up to malaysian govt to deceide up to its needs but YAK is better trainer then tejas , while thunder isnt a trainer anymore ?
    So yak will get that contract and JFT will be sold as multirole fighter so both way russians win ?
     
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    It all depends on the operational requirements of the Air Force in question. May the best aircraft win.
     
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    Yak 130 stands at a good chance but jf 17 has the highest possibility of being selected. Tejas would even be below yak 130 and k-150. As tejas and south korean k-150 come with american engine.

    Yak 130 is 2nd option after jf 17. Jf 17 offers so much more than anything in competition .
     
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    The Malay seem to be intelligent people, they have included the Tejas so that they could get a better deal from Pakistan on JF 17, that is if they choose to follow this route.
     
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    Do they want a sukhoi killer or a truck mounted aircraft?
     
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    Who is the chief guest march 23.

    There are no free lunches
     
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    Is Block 3 version of JF17 taking part in LIMA?
     
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    In the same boat as Yak130.. Yikes that's an embarrassment for Indians. Lmao
     
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    And malysian will get a training manual of Teja... Where in the last line there was written.... This plane is not for flying purpose... Use trailers to transport them into other cities ... With regards... DoDo.. :rofl:
     
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