A Bangladesh armed forces delegation visiting the LIMA 2017 (Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace) in Malaysia met with executives of the Irkut Corporation, which makes Su-30 and Yak-130 combat aircraft.
Bangladesh High Commissions Defence Attaché Md Humayun Kabir. The Defence Attaché did not disclose any information because the procurement process just begun and the tender winner has not been announced. However Mr Kabir asked about the correlation and transitioning from Yak-130 to Su-30SME multi-role fighter aircraft. The Irkut officials stated the Yak-130 advanced jet trainers are capable of training pilots to fly the Su-30SME combat aircraft as