Defense contractors ST Aerospace and Alenia Aermacchi are set to deliver the final 12 M-346 advanced trainer aircraft to the Singapore Air Force

Singapore Air Force to Receive Final 12 Alenia M-346 Aircraft

Defense contractors ST Aerospace and Alenia Aermacchi are set to deliver the final 12 M-346 advanced trainer aircraft to the Singapore Air Force

Defense contractors ST Aerospace, which is based in Singapore, and Alenia Aermacchi, based in Italy, are set to deliver the final 12 M-346 advanced trainer aircraft to the Singapore Air Force, according to a Feb. 12 announcement made at the Singapore Airshow.

Thus far, Singapore has received 10 Alenia M-346 transonic trainer aircraft, in addition to ground-based training systems and a logistics support package, Defense News reports. The Singapore Air Force conducted the first test flight of the M-346 in March 2013.

“This event marked the beginning of the full spectrum 3rd generation integrated pilot training systems for the [Republic of Singapore Air Force] and it was also an important milestone for the M-346 program,” ST said in a press release. “The close collaboration between ST Aerospace (“prime contractor”) and its partners, Alenia Aermacchi and The Boeing Company, has allowed for the achievement of these important milestones.”

Read more: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140212/DEFREG03/302120036

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