The option, fleet to the developed by . With this decision, the Polish Air Force will complete its lead-in-fighter training fleet modernization with deliveries within 2022. , also includes a support package as well as an upgrade of the entire
By acquiring four more , . 76 total have been ordered by Italy, Poland, Singapore and Israel to date.
Alessandro Profumo, ’s Chief Executive Officer, declared: “Today, Leonardo and the Armament Inspectorate of Polish Ministry of National Defense have taken an important step together towards modernizing the Polish Air Force. , reinforcing our close partnership with Poland.”
Lucio Valerio Cioffi, ’s Aircraft Division Managing Director, stated: “With a comprehensive training system including a fleet of , the Polish Air Force will have an outstanding, state-of-the-art training environment for its next generation of pilots.”
With more than 50 years of experience in the training sector, offers the most advanced training solutions as well as a significant cost reduction of up to 50% for an Air Force Cadet to qualify as combat ready on a latest-generation fighter.
This announcement further strengthens ’s presence in where it has 3000 highly-skilled employees at its PZL helicopter site in Świdnik. Leonardo has a long standing collaboration with Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) which includes the Rosomak programme for the Polish Army providing the 30 mm Hitfist Turret in addition to supplying several defense systems like the ground segment for the COSMO-SkyMed earth observation satellites, early warning radar and coastal surveillance systems contributing significantly to Poland’s security.