Raytheon, as prime contractor (with principal partners Finmeccanica, CAE USA, and Honeywell Aerospace), is offering an integrated, next-generation training solution for the US Air Force’s (USAF) Advanced Pilot Training competition.
“The success of our nation’s future pilots depends on a comprehensive trainer to prepare them to take full advantage of the capabilities unique to advanced 4th and 5th generation fighters,” Rick Yuse, President of Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems, explained. “Our affordable, low risk, open systems solution combines a proven aircraft with a suite of fully integrated training technologies. Our team is best positioned to bring the essential experience, capabilities and core competencies together to meet the United States Air Force’s mission requirements.”
Nearly 45,000 pilots and crew have earned their wings on the training systems designed, developed and fielded by this Raytheon led-team, combining the T-100, an advanced variant of the Aermacchi M-346 with a ground based training system, provided by CAE USA.
"The T-100 offers dynamic kinetic performance, while also delivering an embedded, tactical training system that immerses pilots in realistic mission scenarios,” Filippo Bagnato, Managing Director of Finmeccanica Aircraft Division, said. “The M-346, the basis for the T-100, is already operational and preparing pilots around the world for the challenges of today’s complex fighter platforms.”