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The Polish Ministry of Defence has chosen the M-346 trainer aircraft produced by Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, and its ground-based training system to train its Air Force pilots. …

The Polish Ministry of Defence has chosen the M-346 trainer aircraft produced by Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, and its ground-based training system to train its Air Force pilots.

The contract, which includes training and technical and logistic support, is worth EUR 280 million and includes the purchase of eight M-346 airplanes, plus option on four more planes, in addition to flight simulators and training devices.

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  • 1. Piazza Monte Grappa, 4 00195 Rome – Italy Press Office Ph. +39 06 32473313 Fax +39 06 32657170 finmeccanica.com ufficiostampa@finmeccanica.com PRESS RELEASE Rome, 23 December 2013 Finmeccanica: Poland selects Alenia Aermacchi M-346 advanced jet trainer The Polish Ministry of Defence has chosen the M-346 trainer aircraft produced by Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, and its ground-based training system to train its Air Force pilots. The contract, which includes training and technical and logistic support, is worth EUR 280 million and includes the purchase of eight M-346 airplanes, plus option on four more planes, in addition to flight simulators and training devices. The Italian aircraft won the contract over international competition. The M-346 is the most advanced/lead-In fighter trainer aircraft currently produced and the only newgeneration trainer optimized for the role of training pilots who fly on latest-generation high-performance military planes. A total of 48 aircraft has been ordered, to date, by the Italian Airforce and Singapore and Israeli Governments. The contract is scheduled to be signed in the first months of 2014. Finmeccanica is Italy's main industrial group, leader in the high technology field, and ranks among the top ten groups at world level in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (FNC IM; SIFI.MI), with revenues of approximately 17 billion Euro, over 68,000 employees, 150 operating and commercial locations and 345 production facilities in 50 different countries world-wide, Finmeccanica is an international and multicultural group with an important presence in its four domestic markets: Italy, United Kingdom, the United States and Poland. Finmeccanica's success is based on its technological excellence, which springs from conspicuous investments in Research & Development (amounting to 12% of the revenues), and the constant efforts it makes to develop and integrate the skills, know-how and values of its operating companies. Finmeccanica is active in the following sectors: Helicopters (AgustaWestland), Defence Electronics and Security (Selex ES, DRS) and Aeronautics (Alenia Aermacchi) – which represent its core business – and it is also well positioned in the sectors of Space (Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space), Defence Systems (Oto Melara, WASS, MBDA), Energy (Ansaldo Energia) and Transportation (Ansaldo STS, AnsaldoBreda, BredaMenarinibus).