Alenia Aermacchi has teamed with Italy MoD to define the operational specifications for a new jet trainer. The agreement was signed at the Paris Air Show last week, for the collaboration on the development of a new basic-advanced trainer, the M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) and is expected to enter service by 2017-2020
ATK and Alenia Aermacchi successfully completed the first phase of ground and flight tests of their MC-27J multi-mission aircraft. A Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO) Gun System pallet was installed and tested on the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan airlifter
EADS Cassidian, Dassault Aviation and Alenia Aermacchi jointly called for the launch of a European MALE program. Such a joint program would support the capability needs of European armed forces while optimizing the difficult budgetary situation through pooling of research and development funding
A day after Chinese hackers took the rap for a cyber attack against Australia and stealing designs for a new spy HQ, Australias Prime Minister Julia Gillard called the reports “inaccurate”. Gillards statement further strengthens Chinas consistent denials of any state-sponsored hacking against the West
Alenia Aermacchi, General Dynamics, and DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. have teamed up and signed a comprehensive agreement for the Royal Canadian Air Forces (RCAF) upcoming FixedWing Search and Rescue Replacement Program competition
Alenia Aermacchi has won a contract from the Turkish Navy to deliver two ATR 72-600 TMUA and six ATR 72-600 TMPA. The Turkish Navy will now obtain the last generation ATR72-600 equipped with a glass cockpit as well as more powerful engines that guarantee best performance and supportability for the next 30 years
The Indian MoD has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the procurement of 56 light transport planes to replace Avro aircraft in service with the Indian Air Force. Lockheed Martin, Embraer, Boeing, Airbus, Alenia Aeromachi, Illushin and Antonov are among the vendors who could be the likely contenders
Alenia Aermacchi has signed an agreement with Savunma Sanayii MüsteÅŸarlÄ±ÄŸÄ± (SSM), the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries to deliver two ATR 72-600 TMUA (Turkish Maritime Utility Aircraft) and six ATR 72-600 TMPA (Turkish Maritime Patrol Aircraft) to the Turkish Navy. The agreement is an amendment to a previous deal between Alenia and the Turkish government for the delivery of 10 ATR 72-500 ASW to the Turkish Navy
Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a USD 141 million contract by Lockheed Martin for the production of components and for the assembly of the first complete wing for the F-35 JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) programme. The $382 billion F-35 Joint Strike fighter program may well be the largest single global defense program in history
Alenia Aermacchi has signed a contract worth EUR 170 million with Eurofighter GmbH for the supply of components, systems and services of Alenia Aermacchi responsibility for the 12 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft ordered by Oman in December 2012. The contract includes services and other activities to be provided by Alenia Aermacchi also for the initial five-year logistics support package requested by the Royal Air Force of Oman
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