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Combat training aircraft (UBS) M-346 Master joined the Polish Air Force

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Combat training aircraft (UBS) M-346 Master joined the Polish Air Force

The Polish Air Force received another M-346 Master jet combat training aircraft (UBS). This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of National Defense of the republic.


According to the report, the plane arrived in Poland and became the eleventh UBS M-346 (Polish name Bielik) in the 4th training aviation wing (4 Skrzydło Lotnictwa Szkolnego) on the 41st aviation base in Deblin.

In total, within the framework of the agreement concluded in March 2018, the Polish Air Force receives four additional M-346 Master UBS with delivery in the fall of 2020, as well as seven ground simulators, spare parts and technical support. Another four M-346s Poland should receive in 2022 under the option to the previous contract.

The same contract provides for bringing 12 other Polish M-346 aircraft to the so-called NATO STANAG 4193 Edition 3 IFF standard, which is the latest version of the M-346 onboard equipment and software developed by Leonardo.

Earlier (2016-2017), the Polish Air Force received eight M-346 UBS from Leonardo under a contract from 2013 for a total of about 280 million euros. The aircraft are intended for advanced flight training of AJT (Advanced Jet Trainer) pilots and replacement of the outdated TS-11 Iskra trainer.
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Polish Ministry of Defense
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  1. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 27 November 2020 11: 40
    -3
    It would be better to train on cats. lol
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 27 November 2020 11: 45
      -3
      Not so long ago, the Poles ridiculed Russia's purchases of the Yak-130, it is interesting now they are laughing, since their army is purchasing the twin aircraft M-346, created jointly by Russian and Italian designers, either in the 90s or in the zero years?
      1. Constanty
        Constanty 27 November 2020 12: 22
        +1
        I don’t remember that we scoffed at the purchase of the Yak-130 - everyone who is interested in aviation understands that both of these aircraft are related and derived from the UTS-Yak.

        In my opinion, Poland is being ridiculed for another reason - the purchase of a "naked" version instead of the M-346FT (Fighter Trainer), capable of carrying a wide range of weapons.
        1. Orange bigg
          Orange bigg 27 November 2020 12: 34
          0
          Quote: Constanty
          I don’t remember that we scoffed at the purchase of the Yak-130 - everyone who is interested in aviation understands that both of these aircraft are related and derived from the UTS-Yak.

          In my opinion, Poland is being ridiculed for another reason - the purchase of a "naked" version instead of the M-346FT (Fighter Trainer), capable of carrying a wide range of weapons.

          The Poles ridiculed the purchase of 46 combat aircraft for the Russian Aerospace Forces.
          https://topcor.ru/16025-poljaki-vysmejali-zakupku-dlja-vks-rossii-46-boevyh-samoletov.html
          1. Constanty
            Constanty 27 November 2020 13: 17
            +6
            I read this "news" and I do not see there the slightest mockery of the very fact of buying a Yak 130 as well as a negative assessment of this aircraft model.

            Apart from the fact that this portal is not an industry portal, and many incompetent people who cannot distinguish an airplane from a helicopter comment on it.
            Rather, one can see there (also visible on topwar) hostility towards a neighbor. Unfortunately, this is often praised and inspired by the editors - both Polish and Russian. I'm sorry
      2. deniso
        deniso 27 November 2020 12: 47
        -6
        in the 90s, under the guise of cooperation sp * li technology. And so, the yak 130 is more training, M-346, combat training (AFAR). But this is crap in practice. It was created as a training one, and as a combat one - so-so ..
    2. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 27 November 2020 11: 45
      0
      On Italian cats! yes
    3. aleks neym_2
      aleks neym_2 27 November 2020 22: 46
      -4
      Can Poles Fly?
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 27 November 2020 12: 02
    -5
    The Yak-130 is a good aircraft ... 3 tons of combat load, if anything ... not a light "light" attack aircraft at all.
    And what about the Italians?
    1. Reviews
      Reviews 27 November 2020 12: 17
      +7
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      The Yak-130 is a good aircraft ... 3 tons of combat load, if anything ... not a light "light" attack aircraft at all.
      And what about the Italians?

      Much better. For example, there is a radar station.
    2. Constanty
      Constanty 27 November 2020 12: 24
      +1
      Aircraft purchased by Poland cannot carry any weapons. Other versions of the M-346FT, especially the M-346FA, can, like the Yak-130, carry up to 3000 kg of weapons.
    3. deniso
      deniso 27 November 2020 12: 48
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      The Yak-130 is a good aircraft ... 3 tons of combat load, if anything ... not a light "light" attack aircraft at all.
      And what about the Italians?


      the Italians have a better engine.
      Yak-130 has the weakest engine among classmates.
      Even the Chinese L-15 is faster due to the afterburner
  3. Reviews
    Reviews 27 November 2020 12: 17
    -1
    Amusing kids ... :) During the time of the CMEA / OVD they were allowed their own trainer, and now they are glad to the Russian-Italian chick.
  4. Constanty
    Constanty 27 November 2020 12: 28
    +2
    The M-346 Master, who joined the Polish Air Force, is not a combat aircraft. This is a purely training version. A very expensive version. sad
  5. Gueuze Ulenspiegel
    Gueuze Ulenspiegel 27 November 2020 12: 38
    -5
    Not understood. Now, what should you be afraid of?
  6. deniso
    deniso 27 November 2020 12: 43
    -5
    The same Yak-130 but twice as expensive, but not from the Muscovites.