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Italian Air Force receives eighteenth M-346

5th March 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Leonardo has delivered the eighteenth M-346 trainer aircraft to the Italian Air Force, the company announced on 27 February.

The delivery of the aircraft took place at Leonardo’s Aircraft Division site at Venegono Superiore.

The M-346 aircraft, which has been designated as T-346A by the Italian Air Force, represents the spearhead of Galatina’s 61st Air Wing (Lecce) where Italian fighter pilots are trained together with personnel from other countries including the US, Spain, France, Austria, The Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Argentina, Greece and Kuwait.

The operational training carried out on the T-346A prepares the pilots for the aero-tactical line, prior to flying the Eurofighter or F-35. The Italian Air Force base also utilises live, virtual and constructive simulation technology to link simulators to live sorties, allowing a pilot flying a full-motion training device on the ground to act as a target for an aircraft already in the air.

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