The last heir of a tradition of effective and efficient light combat aircraft
The fighter attack
The FA (Fighter Attack) variant, evolution from the Advanced Jet Trainer variant of the M-346 , 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-346 radar, with Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and specifically optimized for the M-346FA variant.
Mission & features
Highly cost-effective tactical solution
For the modern battlefield. At the same time the FA variant 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
Available for an extensive variety of air-to-air and air-ground weapons (IR, Radar, laser/GPS guided and un-guided) and several external loads including gun, reconnaissance, target designation or electronic warfare pods.
Communications and self-protection
The aircraft have a high-end net-centric communications suite with a Secure Communications system and Tactical Data Link, an extremely complete self-protection system (DASS – Defensive Aids Sub-System). A Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) system and Voice Command are also available.
The Embedded Tactical Training Simulation (ETTS) suite from the AJT enables M-346FA to still be used as an Advanced Jet Trainer, Lead-In Fighter Trainer (LIFT), to offer the whole spectrum of simulated training functions in flight and to be integrated in the fully validated M-346 Integrated Training System (ITS) with Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) capabilities.
The M-346FA has this capability for long range/endurance and time on station.
Aggressor and Companion Training roles
Can also be carried out effectively, ensuring maximum efficiency, effectiveness, commonality, operational flexibility and combat training capabilities to the Air Forces.
WING SPAN, WITH RAILS
10,11 m – 33.2 ft
11,49 m – 37.7 ft
MAX LEVEL SPEED, LOW ALTITUDE
1,075 km/h - 580 KTAS
13,715 m- 45,000 ft
2 Honeywell F124-GA-200 turbofans
2 x 2,850 kg - 2 x 6,280 lb