Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of Poland to supply eight M-346 Master. The contract signed after the aircraft was selected, as already announced is worth EUR 280 million.
In addition to the eight aircraft, the provision also includes logistic support, a training programme for pilots and engineers and a ground-based training system with dedicated classrooms and educational materials.
After Italy, Singapore and Israel, Poland is the fourth customer to order the M-346, considered the most advanced/lead-in fighter trainer aircraft currently available on the market and the only new-generation trainer specifically designed to train pilots to fly high-performance latest generation military aircraft. The Polish contract raises the number of M-346 aircraft ordered to date to 56.
The Italian aircraft won the Polish contract against international competitors.
Finmeccanica North America (finmeccanica.com) is headquartered in Washington D.C. and is the United States representative of Finmeccanica S.p.A. From the military to the commercial sectors to land, sea and outer space, our group makes products designed to protect our freedom and empower the nation.
These two important contracts - announced by The Rt. Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Defence, during a visit to AgustaWestland’s factory in Yeovil, England - confirm the leadership of Finmeccanica in competing successfully in the global market and in serving effectively and efficiently our customers, with a unique combination of best products, services and customised modernisation programmes.