Alenia Aeronautica expects to offer the M-346, its newest twin-engine trainer now in flight testing, for use by the U.S. Air Force as a platform for a T-38 replacement and, potentially, for the light attack aircraft role. Alenia North America is likely to propose the M-346 for the forthcoming USAF T-X competition as a prime contractor, says Alenia CEO Giuseppe Giordo. “For the time being, the assumption is we are prime,” Giordo says. Giordo says the company is looking for ...

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