M-346 Lavi

Operator: Israel
Status: In Service
Number: 30
Cost: Part of $1 billon package
Acquired: 2014-2016
General Specs
Country of origin: Italy
Role: Trainer/Light attack
Manufacturer: Alenia Aermacchi
Introduced: Jul-04
Power plant: 2 x Honeywell F124-GA-200
Thrust: 6,250 lbs each engine
Wingspan: 31.89 ft (9.72 meters)
Length: 37.70 ft (11.49 meters)
Height: 16.11 ft (4.91 meters)
Weight (empty): 10,163 pounds
Maximum takeoff weight: 20,945 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 4,409 pounds
Speed: 658 mph (Mach 0.86)
Ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,716 meters)
Range: 1726 miles (+ 683.5 miles with 3 x external tanks)
Crew: 2
Armament: 9 hardpoints or 6,600 lbs
Guns External gun pod
Air-to-air AIM-9L/M Sidewinder infrared-guided missile
Air-to-ground GBU-12 Paveway II 500 lb laser-guided bomb
GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II 500 lb GPS/laser-guided bomb
GBU-38 JDAM 500 lb GPS-guided bomb
GBU-39 small diameter bomb
Lizard 2 500 lb laser-guided bomb
Lizard 4 500 lb laser-guided bomb
Rocket pods
Radar/Sensors: External target designator pod
Countermeasures/ Defenses: Radar warning receiver
Chaff and flare dispenser
Misc Systems: Helmet mounted display
Tactical data link
Radar cross section reduction kit
Notes: Weapons and combat sensors included on M-346FT (fighter/trainer) variant.


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