M-346: A Competitor Global Winner

Date: Issue 85 - September 2018

With heritage and expertise in military pilot training, the Leonardo’s M-346 is the most advanced jet trainer aircraft available on the market today and the only one specifically designed to prepare pilots for new generation high performance aircraft. The M-346 is a competitor global winner. It is in service with the air forces of Italy, Singapore, Israel and Poland that recently announced an order for four additional M-346. The M-346 is the basis of the T-100 Integrated Training System, the solution offered by Leonardo DRS in the T-X competition for the U.S. Air Force’s integrated training system program.

The Leonardo’s M-346 production line is located in Venegono Superiore (Varese) near Milan. The site hosts Leonardo’s Training System Integrated Centre where Leonardo has built over 7,000 aircraft including about 2,000 trainers that have been sold to more than 40 countries. The production process of the M-346 was designed to respond to the requirements of the program in terms of capacity, cost and quality, together with extensive innovative features.