Raytheon plans to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System on a shovel-ready site in Mississippi.
Should the U.S. Air Force approve the company’s proposal for the Advanced Pilot Training program, Raytheon would establish a Final Assembly and Check-Out facility in Meridian.
“Our process determined that the best location for building the T-100 is Meridian, Mississippi,” said Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems.
“It provides the right blend of infrastructure, proximity to our customers, government support and a talent base that’s ready for the high tech jobs critical to our success.”
“Mississippi’s existing partnership with Raytheon is one reason we are a global leader in advanced manufacturing for the defense industry,” said Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
“With a firm understanding of the significance of the advanced pilot training mission, we are excited about the possibility of expanding that partnership and creating hundreds of new, high-paying jobs supporting our brave men and women who serve this country.”
(Operational and in-use today by some of the world’s most advanced air forces, the T-100 Integrated Air Training System is an advanced variant of the M-346, and delivers a 5th-generation solution proven to prepare pilots for advanced combat in an evolving battlespace. Courtesy of Raytheon and YouTube)
The T-100 Integrated Air Training System is a comprehensive, next-generation training solution customized to meet and exceed the U.S. Air Force’s mission requirements.
Based on the Aermacchi M-346, it combines cutting–edge, ground-based simulators with computerized classroom training to prepare the next generation of pilots.
MORE THAN AN AIRPLANE
Operational and in-use today by some of the world’s most advanced air forces, the T-100 Integrated Air Training System is a fully integrated flying and ground based training system that leverages downloading training missions from frontline fighters, embedded training, and the economies of scale to deliver a low-cost, low-risk training system.
The T-100 is an advanced variant of the M-346 and is currently operated by Israel, Italy, Singapore, and Poland. Raytheon’s comprehensive solution includes:
- A next-generation, twin engine aircraft with advanced cockpit and avionics emulators
- Classroom instruction
- Ground based training and simulation powered by training industry leader CAE USA Inc.
- Aircrew and logistics training
- System management
- Integrated logistics support
AN ADVANCED TRAINING SYSTEM FOR TODAY’S FIGHTER AIRCRAFT
Powered by two Honeywell Aerospace F124 engines, the T-100 will deliver best-in-class, thrust-to-weight ratio representative of today’s 4th and 5th generation fighters.
The T-100 will feature a modern Heads-Up Display, a customizable Large-Area Display and a fully integrated Helmet Mounted-Display designed to prepare pilots for the advanced avionics they use in frontline tactical aircraft.
Additionally, the T-100 offers:
- Embedded tactical training simulation with live virtual blended constructive capability
- Hands-on throttle and stick controls
- Tactical data links
- Ground proximity warning system
A COMMITMENT TO AMERICAN JOB CREATION
The T-100 Integrated Air Training System will be built in the United States, supporting thousands of jobs across the country.
T-100 360 Experience
T-100 360 Experience puts you in the cockpit of a T-100 Integrated Air Training System, a 5th generation training platform designed for today’s evolving battlespace.
See what makes the T-100 more than just an airplane, and enjoy the 360-degree view.
For the full T-100 experience, try out the app using a Google Cardboard headset. Don’t have a Google Cardboard? Get yours free by going to http://www.raytheon.com/spotlight/enhancements/form.html.
Leonardo-Finmeccanica, CAE USA and Honeywell Aerospace have partnered with Raytheon to offer the T-100 to the U.S. Air Force.
Raytheon Company, provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.