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24 February 2016

Next-Generation Jet Trainer for USAF Advanced Pilot Training as Fully Integrated Solution

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.”