The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s decision to select the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 puts the Italian advanced jet trainer in a strong position to secure orders from other countries. Plenty of test cases are on the horizon. Poland has begun an advanced jet trainer competition, pitting the M-346 against perennial rivals Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with its T-50 and BAE Systems’ Hawk. And a battle is brewing also in Israel, which industry insiders view as a critical curtain-raiser ...

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