Arriving at Fairford to take its place in the static park for RIAT'09. The red ejection seat warning triangles give away the positions of the five crewmembers - pilot and co-pilot on the upper forward flight deck, electronic warfare officer to their rear, and navigator and radar navigator on the lower flight deck. "SAC Time" also carries 17 mission symbols above the entry hatch.
US Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and its Brazilian partner Embraer Defense & Security are participating with the EMB-314 Super Tucano in the US Air Force's OA-X light attack aircraft competition (also dubbed the AT-X programme). Competitor, Textron with the AT-6B Wolverine (a modified attack version of the T-6 Texan II), hopes to win the competion too.
Textron Aviation Defense and its partner Textron/Hawker Beechcraft are participating with the AT-6B Wolverine in the US Air Force's OA-X light attack aircraft competition (also dubbed the AT-X programme). Competitor, SNC and partner Embraer with the EMB-314 Super Tucano hopes to win the competion too.
The M-346A Master training jet is modified to Fighter Attack (FA) variant, and this MT55232 is a test aircraft, redesignated to M-346FA, and in use by manufacturer Leonardo, as well as the Italian Air Force for operational tests. The aircraft carries for promotional purposes hardpoints underneath the wings with air-to-air missiles attached, as well as the badge of the International Flying Training School, based at Lecce air base (Italy). The aircraft belongs to 212° Gruppo.