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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.

Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

“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.”

Raytheon has manufactured products in Mississippi for more than three decades. The company manufactures Active Electronically Scanned Array radars at its facility in the city of Forest.

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.


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


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


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.

Download the app for your iPhone or Android by visiting the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.

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

Leonardo-Finmeccanica, CAE USA and Honeywell Aerospace have partnered with Raytheon to offer the T-100 to the U.S. Air Force.


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