UAE out of South Korea T-50 trainer aircraft selected Italian M346 (Figure)
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China Network on March 2 hearing, according to Interfax reported that the UAE Air Force has been officially selected Italy 阿莱尼亚马 be developed based company M-346 advanced jet/fighter trainer aircraft as part of its new generation of advanced flight training with the unit’s main models. This means that South Korea spent more than four years to the UAE to sell T-50 advanced trainer activities ultimately fruitless.
Ali, the UAE government on behalf of Kate than the general has announced that the company want to start with 阿莱尼亚马 based on the procurement of 48 M-346 advanced trainer to negotiate the issue. Although the total amount of the deal were not disclosed at present, but according to sources, the total may purchase up to 10 billion euros (about $ 1.27 billion).
addition to trainers, the 阿莱尼亚马-based company will also provide a full set of pilot ground training systems, including flight simulators are also included. In these trainers, there is a light attack aircraft will be used as part of the configuration. Last year, according to Alfonso’s request in all 48 aircraft, trainer and coach for the 20 aircraft will be the remaining eight will be used to form a flight demonstration team.
It is reported in the United Arab Emirates-based company will work with 阿莱尼亚马 Arab territory in the formation of a joint assembly plant, M-346 trainer to complete the final assembly. According to the plan, the first M-346 A will be delivered in 2012 the Air Force.
UAE Air Force in early 2007 announced the procurement by tender a number of modern training aircraft, used to replace the existing fleet of old-fashioned “Eagle” Mk.65. Driving the new machine will be used for training F-16 block-60 and improved “Mirage 2000″ fighter pilot.
plan was announced in the tender, bid a total of three models, namely M-346, “Eagle” Mk.128 (manufacturers of BAE Systems) and South Korea T-50.
М-346 from Russia and Italy jointly implemented Jacques-АМ-130 trainer aircraft program, the two aircraft each have 50% of the intellectual property rights. Later, 阿莱尼亚马 aircraft-based based company to independently develop a M-346.
M-346 machine length of 11.49 m, wing area of ??9.72 square meters, equipped with advanced glass cockpit and new digital flight control system. Aircraft is equipped with two power of 2835 hp F-124GA-200 engine, service ceiling 13,700 m, maximum range of 2,000 km, combat load 3000 kg.
and compete with Korean T-50 is currently the only supersonic trainer in the world, the maximum flight speed of up to Mach 1.5, a length of 15.13 meters, equipped with advanced glass cockpit control systems and digital fax, can be used for training of existing and next-generation advanced fighter aircraft pilots. In addition, it can install advanced air combat and ground attack weapon system, transformed into a light attack aircraft. (Spring)
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