Ale­nia Aer­ma­c­chi roll­out of M-346 for Is­rael

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

he first M-346 ad­vanced trainer for the Is­raeli Air and Space Force was rolled out re­cently at Ale­nia Aer­ma­c­chi’s plant in Vene­gono Su­pe­ri­ore, Italy.

In July 2012, Ale­nia Aer­ma­c­chi, a Fin­mec­ca­nica com­pany, was awarded a con­tract from the Is­raeli Min­istry of De­fence (IMOD) to sup­ply 30 M-346 ad­vanced jet trainer air­craft, to re­place the TA-4 Sky­hawk cur­rently op­er­ated by the IAF, to in­clude ground based train­ing sys­tems in col­lab­o­ra­tion with other Is­raeli and In­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies.

The de­liv­ery of the first M-346 to the Is­rael Air & Space Force is sched­uled for sum­mer 2014.

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