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IDEX 2023: Leonardo highlights fifth-generation features of fighter-attack aircraft

21st February 2023 - 05:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Abu Dhabi


Leonardo believes the M-346FA is a good solution to complement other air force assets with more expensive costs per flight hour. (Photo: Leonardo)

The M-346 fighter-attack aircraft is intended as an optimal solution for smaller, less advanced air forces, or can complement more sophisticated jets with higher costs per flight hour.

Leonardo used IDEX 2023 to showcase the M-346FA, the fighter-attack version of its M-346 advanced jet trainer, to the Middle Eastern market.

The trainer and the fighter-attack models have high commonality, including performance and powerplant, but the FA variant includes specific avionics and airframe modifications to support air-to-air and air-to-ground combat roles.

Talking to Shephard at the show, Leonardo Aircraft sales and marketing representative for the Middle East and North Africa Italo Rossini said the latest version of the M-346 jet trainer can be upgraded into an attack fighter if required.

Leonardo believes the aircraft is a good solution to complement

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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