CAE, Finmeccanica, Honeywell, & Raytheon join hands for Pilot Training

WASHINGTON. CAE, Finmeccanica, Honeywell, and Raytheon have teamed up to offer a training solution for the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Pilot Training competition.

The training solution combines the T-100, a variant of the Aermacchi M-346, with a Ground Based Training System. This system – designed, developed, and fielded by this Raytheon-led team – has allowed nearly 45,000 pilots and crew to have earned their wings, officials say.

The M-346 - the basis for the T-100 - is already operational around the world. The T-100 immerses pilots in realistic mission scenarios, says Filippo Bagnato, managing director of Finmeccanica Aircraft Division.

CAE designs and develops simulation-based training systems for fighter trainer aircraft. Honeywell Aerospace - under this teaming agreement - will provide twin, F124 turbofan engines to power the T-100 via the International Turbine Engine Company (ITEC) joint venture.

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