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ST Aerospace to Acquire M-346 Aircraft for RSAF

1 October 2010

Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) has received a contract from the country's Defence Ministry (MINDEF) to acquire 12 M-346 aircraft and a ground-based training system.

ST Aerospace will acquire the M-346 aircraft for the Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) advanced jet trainer (AJT) replacement programme.

Alenia Aermacchi will provide the M-346 aircraft, Boeing will supply the training system and ST Aerospace will undertake the overall management of the programme.

The 12 M-346 aircraft and the ground-based training system will be delivered from 2012.

The acquisition of the M-346 aircraft and the ground-based training system will enhance the capabilities and operational readiness of the Singapore Armed Forces.