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The prototype of the upgraded engine for the Yak-130 will be ready by the middle of the year

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Modernization of the AI-222-25 engine is aimed at increasing the resource characteristics, increasing its reliability

MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. A sample of the upgraded AI-222-25 engine for the Yak-130 will be ready by mid-2021, and it will be tested by the end of the year. This was reported to journalists by the head of the Salyut production complex (part of the UEC is part of Rostec) Alexey Gromov.

According to him, now the company's specialists are working to improve the reliability of the hot part, the turbine, the combustion chamber, the compressor part to increase efficiency and improve operational characteristics. "It is very important that such an engine, which is the main power plant for training our pilots, is extremely reliable and as easy to operate as possible," Gromov stressed.

By the end of the year, the first results of the engine modernization should be received. "By the middle of the year, we will have finalized all the details in order to put them on the engine, and start technological tests in order to confirm the characteristics," the head of the enterprise said.

He also noted that the modernization of the AI-222-25 engine is aimed at increasing the resource characteristics, increasing its reliability and further improvement, taking into account the needs of operating organizations.

About the engine

AI-222-25 - dual-circuit turbojet engine, used in the Russian combat training aircraft Yak-130. The product is equipped with an electronic digital automatic control and monitoring system (FADEC). The technical characteristics of the power plant allow you to use the Yak-130 not only for training, but also for combat purposes. Since 2015, the AI-222-25 has been manufactured entirely from Russian parts and components in Moscow at the Salyut production complex of the United Engine Corporation.

The Russian Defense Ministry and foreign customers have more than 400 such units in operation as part of the Yak-130.

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