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Leonardo to Deliver Additional M-345 Trainers to Italian Air Force

Leonardo to Deliver Additional M-345 Trainers to Italian Air Force June 14, 2019

Leonardo has been awarded EUR300 million to deliver a further 13 Alenia M-345 High Efficiency Trainer (HET) aircraft to the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI). The service has a total requirement for 45 such aircraft to replace its MB-339s and augment its M-346s.

The contract, announced on 13 June, adds to the five aircraft previously ordered under plans to replace the AMI's current 137 MB-339s and augment its 18 M-346s. Deliveries of the first five M-345s are due to begin in early 2020, while the AMI retains a total requirement for 45 M-345 HET aircraft.

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