The Italian air force has officially accepted the first Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master advanced jet trainer. The aircraft will be assigned to the Reparto Sperimentale Volo test unit in Pratica di Mare near Rome and should be followed before year-end by another aircraft. The M-346 received Italian military qualification in June. Four more trainers and a ground-based training system are to follow in 2012, allowing the start of training operations in the southern Italy-based 61st Wing. The ...
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