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.