Finmeccanica: Poland Selects Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Advanced Jet Trainer

Issue 49 - January 2014

The Polish Ministry of Defence has chosen the M-346 trainer aircraft produced by Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, and its ground-based training system to train its Air Force pilots. The contract, which includes training and technical and logistic support, is worth EUR 280 million and includes the purchase of eight M-346 airplanes, plus option on four more planes, in addition to flight simulators and training devices.

The Italian aircraft won the contract over international competition. The M-346 is the most advanced/lead-In fighter trainer aircraft currently produced and the only newgeneration trainer optimized for the role of training pilots who fly on latest-generation high-performance military planes.