The FA (Fighter Attack) variant, evolution from the M-346FT, is the most suitable response to meet the widest range of customer operational needs. The aircraft is a multi-role lightweight fighter equipped with the multi-mode Grifo M346 radar, produced by the Airborne and Space Systems Division and specifically optimized for the FA variant.
The aircraft represents a highly effective and low-cost tactical solution for the modern battlefield and at the same time it keeps all the features of the M-346AJT (Advanced Jet Trainer), providing the air forces with maximum commonality, operational flexibility and advanced training capabilities.
7 external hard-points are available for the employ of a extensive variety of air-to-air and air-ground weapons (laser/GPS guided and non-guided) and several external loads including gun, reconnaissance or target designation pod.
It is possible to integrate a Tactical Data Link, an extremely complete self-protection system, a Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) system, Voice Command, an Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system, a Secure Communications system, an electronic warfare pod and a radar cross section reduction kit has been qualified.