Polish Air Force To Receive 16 M-346 Advanced Training Jets

Polish Air Force to receive sixteen Alenia M-346 Master advanced jet training aircraft, reported defence24.pl quoting Deputy Minister Skurkiewicz of Poland.  Deputy Minister Skurkiewicz said during a visit to the state of school aviation that the Polish Air Force received eight M-346 aircraft from Italy and will receive additional eight aircraft by the next year making it total 16 training aircraft.

The M-346 aircrafts have arrived in Poland and are undergoing acceptance tests, four more are to appear on the Vistula, Poland in 2022. Polish Air Force operates 52 training aircrafts, 28 PZL-130 Orlik , some of which are still being modernized to the TC-II Advanced standard. Poland retired PZL TS-11 Iskra aircraft with eight M-346 aircraft. The M-346 is currently based at 41st Air Training Base in Dęblin according to Polish air force. The infrastructure construction program for the M-346 is underway.

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The information presented by the Ministry of National Defense on the plans to acquire unmanned aerial vehicles probably applies to both the Air Force and other Armed Forces (e.g. the Land Forces that receive Poprad anti-aircraft systems, or the Navy to which they are to be sent Albatros systems). Poland recently acquired 24 Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones.

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