Leonardo welcomes Raytheon's selection of US site to assemble the Air Force jet trainer
- Another important milestone in Raytheon and Leonardo’s partnership to deliver the best training solution to the U.S. Air Force
- The T-100 is an advanced variant of the Aermacchi M-346 ordered by Israel, Italy, Singapore and Poland
The T-100 Integrated Air Training System, the Raytheon-Leonardo jet trainer proposal for the U.S. Air Force, will be assembled in Meridian, Mississippi. Should the U.S. Air Force approve the T-100 proposal for the Advanced Pilot Training program, Raytheon would establish a final assembly and check-out facility at a site it has chosen in Meridian.
The T-100 Integrated Air Training System is a comprehensive, next-generation training solution customized to meet and exceed the U.S. Air Force's mission requirements. Based on the Aermacchi M-346, it combines cutting–edge, ground-based simulators with computerized classroom training to prepare the next generation of pilots. Raytheon has partnered with Leonardo-Finmeccanica, CAE USA and Honeywell Aerospace to offer the T-100 to the U.S. Air Force.
The T-100 offers dynamic kinetic performance, while also delivering an embedded, tactical training system that immerses pilots in realistic mission scenarios. The T-100 is an advanced variant of the M-346 currently operated by Israel, Italy, Singapore and ready to enter in service with Poland shortly.