Dec 20, 2014

Alenia Offers M-346 Master to Thailand

Alenia Aermacchi is offering its M-346 Master advanced jet trainer aircraft to Thailand as a replacement for its ageing Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros platforms.
No further details of the offer were disclosed. The RTAF currently fields 30 L-39 aircraft.
The tandem twin-seat, twin-engined, M-346 can operate both as a trainer and a light attack platform, making it well suited to the RTAF's requirements. It is provisioned for nine hardpoints, and can carry a range of 'dumb' and 'smart' munitions, AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missiles, and Brimstone anti-armour/low collateral missiles.

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