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Atomicfrog

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The Su-25 has an empty weight of 10 tons and max takeoff weight of 19 tons. Engine power of 88 kN. The Yak-130 has an empty weight of 5 tons and a max takeoff weight of 7 tons. Engine power of 48 kN. It is simply not possible to replace the Su-25 with the Yak-130.
Well tue US wanted to replace the A-10 with F-35... Just there's nothing to replace these CAS airplane anyway.
 

B777LR

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The Su-25 has an empty weight of 10 tons and max takeoff weight of 19 tons. Engine power of 88 kN. The Yak-130 has an empty weight of 5 tons and a max takeoff weight of 7 tons. Engine power of 48 kN. It is simply not possible to replace the Su-25 with the Yak-130.

That's assuming they would replace them 1-for-1. The Yak-130 probably has a bit of design growth available to close that gap too. But from a quick google search, around 2017 the talk turned away from the proposed Yak-130 ground attack variant to a clean-sheet Su-25 replacement.
 
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