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Boeing, Saab to Build the US Air Force’s Future Trainer

The U.S. Air Force plans to replace its pilot trainers, with an integrated system comprising modern trainer jet and flight simulators. The Air Force announced yesterday the awarded of a $9.2 billion contract to the Boeing Company, to develop and deliver 351 T-X aircraft, 46 simulators, and associated ground equipment to replace the Air Education and Training Command's 57-year-old fleet of T-38C Talons.

Leonardo Adds an M346 Variant Dedicated to Air and Ground Attack

The Italian-based international defense company Leonardo is introducing a new, Fighter Attack (FA) variant of their M-346 trainer, dedicated to attack missions. The new variant will be shown this week at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. According to the manufacturer, the new fighter attack version is an evolution of a family concept of the M-346 Master, designed to create a common baseline, able to adapt and meet different requirements of air forces. According to Leonardo, several air forces have already expressed their interest in the new variant.

Boeing Introduces its Brand New Candidate for the USAF T-X Trainer

The Boeing company unveiled today the new jet trainer aircraft it has developed with Saab AB [Stockholm: SAABB]. The companies plan to offer the aircraft for the U.S. Air Forces' future trainer aircraft, under the T-X program planned for 2017. The aircraft has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and an advanced cockpit with embedded training.

T-X: Raytheon Teams with Finmeccanica, Honeywell and CAE for USAF Trainer...

Raytheon is partnering with European aircraft manufacturer Finmeccanica, CAE and Honeywell to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System as its contender for the USAF T-X advanced new jet trainer

Lockheed Martin To Offer Korean ‘Golden Eagle’ for USAF Advanced Future...

Lockheed Martin announced today that it will offer the T-50A in the U.S. Air Force's T-X Advanced Pilot Training (APT). The T-50A is the US designation reserved for the Korean T-50 Golden Eagle. The US Air Force plans to acquire 350 advanced trainers, to replace the +50 year old T-38 Talon in service.

Additional M-346 trainers for the Italian Air Force

Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and ARMAEREO (Italian National Armaments Directorate) signed a contract worth 120 million Euros to provide the Italian Air Force with three additional T-346A advanced trainers. (The T-346A is the Italian variant of the M-346 Master).

After 3 Months of Grounding, The Master is Airborne Again

Alenia Aermacchi has restarted flight tests of the M346 military jet trainer following the grounding of the aircraft after an accident in May. The...

Philippines Orders South Korean TA-50 Jets

With new territorial challenges facing the Philippines and an antiquated military force riddled with inefficiencies, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has decided to acquire twelve South Korean TA-50 trainer/fighter jets.

Israel to buy 30 M346 jet trainers from Italy for $1B

Israels Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has reached a preliminary agreement with Italy for the procurement of 30 M346 military training jets, built by the...

Jet Trainers Set to Prosper in Asian Markets

Alenia Aermacchi is back at the Singapore Airshow 2012 with the first two T-346 jet trainers built for the Italian Air Force. These jets...

Russia & CIS Defense Update – November 16, 2011

65 Yak-130 Trainers for the Russian Air Force | Russia to conduct test launch of Bulava missile in November | Russia Tests New Version of Iskander SSM

Grob and Elbit Systems Offer ‘Intelligent Training for 21 Century Pilots’

Offering its G120TP as an 'intelligent training solution for the 21st Century' for the Indian Air Force, Grob Aircraft has extended its innovative concept...

Simlat Integrates SIGINT Package in UAV Trainer

Simlat Ltd. and the U.K. based Abacus EW Consultancy Ltd. have entered a collaboration agreement to offer training solutions for UAV SIGINT operators. Under...

Embraer to Upgrade Brazil’s Naval Skyhawks

Upgrades Embraer has signed a US$140 million contract to modernize a dozen Skyhawk jet fighters operated by the Brazilian Navy. These include nine AF-1...

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