May 19, 2022
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Leonardo-Finmeccanica unveils M-346FT
At the Farnborough air show Leonardo-Finmeccanica unveiled a light fighter version of the Aermacchi M-346 lead-in fighter trainer which it says will work equally well in both roles, and has a very wide range of weapons. The M-346FT is the multi-role version of the M-346 whose characteristic is to pass very easily from the trainer aircraft configuration to the operational mission. Based on the advanced trainer M-346, the FT (Fighter Trainer) variant integrates a wide range of systems and sensors for tactical support and air defence, a tactical data link, a self defence system, recognition and targeting sensors and a series of weapon systems. This aircraft’s configuration is representative of a basic version with operational capabilities that can be integrate with additional sensors in the future.