Italian Air Force will start testing the capability of Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi’s M-346 Master, a military transonic trainer aircraft, as an "aggressor" in dissimilar combat training missions with the Eurofighter aircraft.
Starting next August the students of the Italian Air Force who are to fly on the combat aircraft will accomplish the training’s phase IV on the new M-346, the final step before the passage to the operational airplanes.
The tests validated the ItAF’s M-346 in the role, among the ones envisaged, of “Red" to train future Eurofighter pilots in DACT (Dissimilar Air Combat Training) scenarios.
In the tests carried out, the M-346 has operated at 100% in BVR (Beyond Visual Range) missions because of its own data-link, while the Eurofighter has used its own FPR-14 Autonomous Air-Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation (AACMI) pod to simulate air-to-air “radar-to-radar” missions.
Thanks to the perfect interoperability, to the technological capabilities intrinsic in the two aircraft, and to the M-346 performance, ItAF can now assure high-quality training by simulating various operational scenarios for its future fighter pilots and instructors.
Finmeccanica announced Monday that it along with Thales has jointly launched the military telecommunications satellite, SICRAL 2 on April 26 from French Guiana. The satellite was launched with an Arianespace launch vehicle by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, the Space Alliance created by Finmeccanica and Thales
Finmeccanica has ‘improved its position in the international ranking of defense companies engaged in the fight against corruption, according to Transparency International (TI). The Indian Central Bureau of Investigation CBI) is continuing with its investigation into the payment of bribes to secure a contract to sell AgustaWestland helicopters to the Indian Air Force
Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi announced Tuesday that it is presenting the M-345 Ground Based Training Demonstrator Device(GDD) at ITEC on 28-30 April 2015 in Prague. The M-345 GDD is an advanced flight simulator, representative of the flight qualities of the Alenia Aermacchi M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) aircraft and offering a replica of the cockpit and the main flight controls of the aircraft
Finmeccanica group announced on Monday that it will showcase a range of its AgustaWestland helicopters, Selex Airborne Systems, WASS Torpedo and array Sonar during LAAD 2015, held from April 14 to 17 at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Agustawestland will display AW119Kx single engine, the AW109 LUH light twin, the T129 combat helicopter, the AW139 intermediate twin, the AW149 medium multirole aircraft and the AW101 three-engine medium heavy platform
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Leonardo and the Armament Inspectorate of the Polish MoD have signed a contract to supply four additional M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) that will join the Polish Air Forces existing fleet of eight aircraft by 2020. The contract, worth more than 115 million euro, includes a support package
Leonardo has displayed for the first time the M-346FA Fighter Attack version of its M-346 trainer that will be equipped with a variant of the Grifo multi-mode fire control radar. The aircraft can be equipped with a variety of missiles, cannons and guided bombs making it an ideal light attack aircraft
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has rolled out the first of eight Polish Air Force M-346 aircraft at Venegono-Superiore facility on Monday. The roll-out ceremony was attended by the Polish Deputy Defense Minister, Bartosz Kownacki, the State Under ecretary to the Ministry of Defence, Gioacchino Alfano, and by the Managing Director of Leonardo-Finmeccanica Aircraft, Filippo Bagnato
Finmeccanica has signed a contract worth over 300 million Euros with ARMAEREO (Italian National Armaments Directorate) of the Italian Defence Ministry for additional nine Aermacchi M-346 advanced training aircraft for the Italian Air Force. The contract was signed by Grazia Nunnari, head of national and international contracts of ARMAEREO (Italian National Armaments Directorate) and Filippo Bagnato, Managing Director of Finmeccanicas Aircraft Division, in the presence of Chief Inspector General Francesco Langella, Director of Armaereo and the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force, Lieutenant General Pasquale Preziosa
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