March 20, 2014
Alenia Aermacchi roll-out of first M-346 for Israeli MOD and the Israeli Air & Space Force
The first M-346 advanced trainer for the Israeli Air & Space Force was rolled out in a ceremony held at Alenia Aermacchi’s plant in Venegono Superiore, Italy. In July 2012, Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, was awarded a contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defence (IMOD) to supply 30 M-346 advanced jet trainer aircraft, to replace the TA-4 Skyhawk currently operated by the IAF, to include ground based training systems in collaboration with other Israeli and International companies. The delivery of the first M-346 to the Israel Air & Space Force is scheduled for summer 2014.