|2 x Rolls-Royce Viper 633-47 Turbojet|
|Length increased to 15.38m for 2 Seater advanced flying and weapon training.|
|IAR-99 Soim Light-attack/Advanced Jet Trainer||17.8kN||9.9||11.0||1,100||587kt||5||42,322||2||1250||2h 40min||350|
|1 x Rolls-Royce Viper 632-41M Turbojet|
|Equipped with performance proven state of the art avionics.|
Abbreviations: PWR-Power, Max TD-Thrust dry, Max TR-Thrust re-heat, WS-Wingspan, FL-Fuselage length, Max RF-Max range (km), H-Hardpoints, Max OC-Max Operating Ceiling, Max Pay.-Max Payload, C-Crew, P-Pax, Max WLE-Max Load External (warload) (kg), E-Endurance, CR Max PNR-Combat Radius Max Payload No-Refuel.
Avioane SA Craiova, 1, Aeroportului St., Craiova, R-1100 OOLJ, Romania; Tel:+40 51 12 41 70, Fax:+40 51 12 43 82, Telex: 41290 COCOR R,
Updates to the jointly developed J-22 Orao/IAR-93 attack aircraft have been proposed independently by Soko in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Avioane in Romania. Damage and dismantling of the Mostar factory in Bosnia-Hercegovina during the war, and the collapse of the Communist regime in Romania, have both jeopardised these programmes, however.
The current J-22 Orao/IAR-93B was flown in Yugoslavia in October 1983 and in Romania in 1985. It differs from the NJ-22 Orao/ IAR-93A in using reheated R-R Viper 633 turbojets to improve performance.
Customers - IAR-93A - Romania 36. IAR-93B - Romania 165. IJ/INJ-22 - former Yugoslavia 15. NJ-22 - former Yugoslavia 35. J-22 - former Yugoslavia 74 (+91).
Romania's Soim (Hawk) is an advanced jet trainer and light-attack aircraft. Powered by a Turbomecanica-built R-R Viper 632-41M turbojet, can be fitted with a ventral twin-barrel 23mm gun pod and has four under-wing hardpoints for loads up to 1,250kg. Two prototypes of an upgraded variant, the IAR-109, have been built using basic IAR-99 airframes.
The number of IAR-99s to have been delivered to the Romanian air force remains unclear. Deliveries began in 1987 with an initial batch of 20 aircraft ordered. A follow-on order for 30 was reported, but whether this was completed is not known.
Customer Romania 20+.