Yak/Aermacchi trainer funds released; Russia will buy up to 200

Russia gave Italy's Aermacchi the first slug of R&D money for its joint Yak/AEM-130 advanced jet trainer project with Yakovlev, along with a pledge to buy up to 200 aircraft in spite of promises of a fly-off between it and the rival MiG-AT. According to Aermacchi, the initial funding was accompanied...

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