The deliveries of new Yak-152 trainer to Russian air forces will be started in 2016, Interfax retports with reference to a source close to the military-industrial sector.
"The design documentation elaborated earlier for Yak-152 aircraft will be updated in accordance with the requirements of the air forces. It will take about a year", - the source said.
He also said that the serial production of Yak-152 aircraft should be launched in 2016. "The potential manufacturer of the aircraft has not been selected yet. The Irkutsk Aviation Plant is among possible candidates", - the source said.
Yak-152 is intended for ab initio training and professional selection of pilots. The turboprop may be operated from short unpaved runways. Yak-152 features a tandem-seat cockpit. The aircraft is fitted with SKS-94M ejection system.