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On 15 March Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine's defense enterprises would soon create a new light strike aircraft to replace the Soviet-made L-39, Su-25 and MiG-29 aircraft.
During a visit to the Ivchenko-Progress engine design bureau located in Zaporozhye, President Poroshenko got acquainted with the “mock-ups” of a platform for a new aircraft, which has been given the programme name of Legkiy Boiviy Litak, which is Ukrainian for “Lightweight Combat Aircraft” and abbreviated as LBL.
The new Ukrainian light strike aircraft “looks similar” to the Chinese L-15 supersonic training and light attack aircraft and Iranian Shafaq subsonic aircraft project. At the moment, the “new” aircraft remains at the conceptual design stage.
The LBL is a two-seat training and light attack aircraft being developed by National Aerospace University – Kharkiv Aviation Institute in partnership with the Motor Sich. Reports from Poroshenko's visit to the Ivchenko facility stated that the two engines would be “a design based on the AI-225-25 or AI-322F and the avionics would be of both Western and Ukrainian manufacture”.
The LBL can perform light-attack and reconnaissance duties, carrying a combat load of 3,000 kg. Maximum true airspeed is 1040 km/h, service ceiling is 14,000 metres, service range 780 km. The aircraft can carry weapons, suspended fuel tanks, reconnaissance pods and a range of electronic warfare pods including radar jammers and infrared countermeasures.
在访问位于扎波罗热的Ivchenko-Progress发动机设计局期间，波罗申科总统了解了一架新飞机的平台的“模拟”，该飞机已被给予了计划名称为Legkiy Boiviy Litak，这是乌克兰语“轻型战斗机”，缩写为LBL。
LBL是由国立航空航天大学 - 哈尔科夫航空研究所与Motor Sich合作开发的两座训练和轻型攻击飞机。 波罗申科访问伊甫琴科设施的报告说，这两台发动机将是“基于AI-225-25或AI-322F的设计，航空电子设备将是西方和乌克兰制造”。
LBL可以执行轻型攻击和侦察任务，承载3000千克的战斗载荷。 最大真实空速为1040公里/小时，服务天花板为14000米，服务范围为780公里。 飞机可以携带武器，悬浮油箱，侦察舱和一系列电子战荚，包括雷达干扰器和红外对策。