Ale­nia Aer­ma­c­chi signs con­tract with Poland for eight M-346

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

Ale­nia Aer­ma­c­chi, a Fin­mec­ca­nica com­pany, has signed a con­tract with the Min­istry of De­fence of Poland to sup­ply eight M-346 Mas­ter. The con­tract – signed af­ter the air­craft was selected, as al­ready an­nounced – is worth EUR 280 mil­lion.

In ad­di­tion to the eight air­craft, the pro­vi­sion also in­cludes lo­gis­tic sup­port, a train­ing pro­gramme for pi­lots and en­gi­neers and a ground-based train­ing sys­tem with ded­i­cated class­rooms and ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als.

Af­ter Italy, Sin­ga­pore and Is­rael, Poland is the fourth cus­tomer to or­der the M-346, con­sid­ered the most ad­vanced/lead-in fighter trainer air­craft cur­rently avail­able on the mar­ket and the only new-gen­er­a­tion trainer specif­i­cally de­signed to train pi­lots to fly high-per­for­mance lat­est gen­er­a­tion mil­i­tary air­craft. SP

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